Thursday, May 29, 2014

Book Review - Eleanor & Park by Raimbow Rowell

Book Blurb

Two misfits.
One extraordinary love.
Eleanor... Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough...Eleanor.
Park... He knows she'll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There's a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises...Park.
Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

My thoughts

WOW! This book was everything I was looking for.  It gave me butterflies, my heart was fluttering  and at times it made my heart ached really bad/  So many emotions came to life while I read this story.  

In this book, it's 1986 and Eleanor's life isn't simple. Being the oldest of five children she is forced to grow up too fast.  Her current situation is undesirable.   Having an asswipe of a father has made her life a living hell.  Her mother has a blindfold for this abusive person and does not want to face reality.  Her family moves to a new house with her stepfather in which she is forced to share a room with all her siblings making adolescence ten times worse.
On her first day of school, she meets Park a half Korean kid with green eyes that without a choice shares his bus seat with her. Sharing this seat is the trigger for our story.  As the days goes by our two main characters begin a journey into their own world in which they realize they are very much into each other.

My Thoughts…

This is a truly beautiful love story of self discovery and pure love. I fell head over heels for Park.  He was such a good boy with a massive heart he deserved Eleanor and much more.  I was rooting for him from the very first time.
One of my favorite scenes is when Park sets his forehead against hers. She didn’t know what to do with her eyes or her hands. “Nothing before you counts,” he said. “And I can’t even imagine an after.”
Sadly, as Park and Eleanor learn the hard way, sometimes not all first loves are

THis is one of the best f an arts i have found (I LUVS IT!)

 About the  Author…

Rainbow Rowell writes books. Sometimes she writes about adults (ATTACHMENTS and LANDLINE). Sometimes she writes about teenagers (ELEANOR & PARK and FANGIRL). But she always writes about people who talk a lot. And people who feel like they're screwing up. And people who fall in love.

When she's not writing, Rainbow is reading comic books, planning Disney World trips and arguing about things that don't really matter in the big scheme of things.

She lives in Nebraska with her husband and two sons.

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