Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Rated: ❤❤❤❤ One Word: Infatuated
Allow me to begin with a little story.
I’ve seen, heard and read about Rainbow Rowell for some years now but never picked up any of her books. The synopsis were good but never enough to make me read it immediately. But that changed this summer. I needed to try and give it a chance. Boy am I glad I did!
Eleanor is the new girl on the block, with the fiery red hair and nonconventional clothes. Park is the cool but not cool guy and they form an unlikely ally. Park becomes the refuge from Eleanor’s crazy family and both teens begin a love affair with all the odds against them. Could they succeed?
Eleanor was a fully developed character I was constantly rooting for. She is a very relatable character and the scenes between her and Park were amazing. It felt like I was right there with them! Can I say that Park’s parents are freaking great? They were not perfect but they were there for their kids. There are many lessons to be learned in this book.
I’m absolutely blown away by Rowell’s writing. The short but precise sentence structure was very effective and held my attention till the last page. There are problems with Eleanor’s mom that could be expanded upon but I guess this book focus was really the love story between two teens. Understood.
I wanted to give this book a 5❤but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. The ending was not ideal to me. It left things too unresolved and rushed. Did you think so as well?
I loved the general idea and the book.
What did you think?
I may have taken a while to read a Rowell novel but I won’t be making such mistake again. Fangirl or Carry On ?
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