Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
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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This is part of my Aug TBR list and I’m enjoying it so far.
Eleanor is a misfit sixteen years old girl who just moved to a new neighborhood. She faces criticism and jokes from the students and also dealing with a trouble household, and she sits everyday next to Park, without talking to each other. I’m up to where their relationship is about to change towards each other and can’t wait to let you know what happens next and what I think about the book once I’m done.
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I was able to get Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard yesterday! It coincide with the reveal of the third book in the Red Queen series, King’s Cage.
King’s Cage will be release next year, February 2017 and I don’t think I can wait. I’m very excited!
A post of my Review : Red Queen is available for my thoughts on the book and what the book is about. I had some points that I believe will be addressed in King’s Cage; there is supposed to be varied POV in it.
Please check back again for my thoughts on how the book is when I begin to read it and after when I have a review up.
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The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
In The Distance between Us, we meet Caymen, a young girl who is helping her mom out in their doll store. They were barely meeting ends meet with the shop and things were not great. They served mostly the rich halves of the small beach town they lived in and did nor really like them. Caymen had an assumption of all the rich people based on some of the things she learned from her mom and relations with some of the customers through the years.
One day she met Xander who came into the store and they formed an awkward friendship. They both found out that they wanted to figure out what in life they really wanted apart from the expectations that their families have set. Both teens embark on this journey by spending time in different career fields, been teenagers and realizing how different yet intertwined their lives really was and just how small the distance between both of their lives was.
Caymen was a great character. She was “exceptionally sarcastic”, witty, and just a girl many can relate to. Xander was a fav with his quiet confident. I liked their characters a lot. The banter between the both of them was always smooth.
The Distance between Us was a great read. I read it within a few hours because it was fast paced and easy to read.
The subplot was not the best because it seemed just okay, with no real climax. Of course since this was a book to show class difference and limits, the rich lifestyle was over the top for me and I absolutely got Caymen attitude whenever it was in her face.
I enjoyed the writing and the characters made up for that.
If you haven’t checked out the book, pick up your copy or borrow it from the library like I did!
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Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Ahhhhaaahhha – can you tell /read that I’m psyched to be finally reading this book and first in the series?
I’ve heard so much on St Claire and Anna and how great Perkins writting and description of everything in the book was I was some what ambivalent to pick it up!
Books that are very popular either make it to my best list or my worst list and I just didn’t want to be disappointed!
But I’ve started reading and enjoying it so far because the chemistry between Anna and her new friends are very natural for someone who was uprooted to a new place. Also, I’m loving Perkins view of the scenery as well!
I’d love to visit Paris sometime in my lifetime, so this is good practice!
Full book review will be posted as soon as I’m done and I won’t wait so long to get my hand on Lola and the Boy Next Door and Isla and the Happily ever After!
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