Eleanor & Park

Well, first off. I don’t think I have ever read a book as fast as I read this one. It is absolutely amazing. It is sweet, funny, sad and heartbreaking all at the same time.

Rainbow’s writing is exactly like a teenagers thoughts would be. On point. I felt like I was Eleanor and had a crush on Park myself. I couldn’t wait to read his parts so I could read what he was thinking about Eleanor (me). She also continues to describe her characters throughout the book. Just when I think I know what they look like, she adds a bit more features to them and I get an even better picture of what they look like.

I was so impressed by Rainbow’s writing in this book, I cannot wait to read her other books. I am glad that I read this book first and have high expectations for her other books. Obviously all books are different but I fell in love with her writing style. I would recommend this book to anyone who has been in love or even anyone who hasn’t but wants to know what it feels like. Because Rainbow definitely captures that feeling. Also if you can handle swearing, because there is a lot of that as well.


Eleanor & Park Book Cover Eleanor & Park
Rainbow Rowell
Juvenile Fiction
February 26, 2013

Eleanor is the new girl in town, and with her chaotic family life, her mismatched clothes and unruly red hair, she couldn’t stick out more if she tried.

Park is the boy at the back of the bus. Black T-Shirts, headphones, head in a book - he thinks he’s made himself invisible. But not to Eleanor… never to Eleanor.

Slowly, steadily, through late-night conversations and an ever-growing stack of mix tapes, Eleanor and Park fall for each other. They fall in love the way you do the first time, when you’re young, and you feel as if you have nothing and everything to lose.

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