Thursday, November 05, 2015

Book Review: Eleanor and Park (Rainbow Rowell)

Eleanor and Park
By: Rainbow Rowell
 Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Romance

Two misfits.
One extraordinary love.

... 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.

Hey guys!! Today I will be reviewing Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. Oh my goodness the things I have to say about this book peoples. It. Is. AMAZING. The lead character Eleanor is so different from a lot of other girls that we read about. And its really cool because she knows she's different and she knows she's weird and in a way she is self conscious about it but on the other hand she completely owns it and doesn't care what people think. She is strong and powerful yet anxious and afraid. Now to Park. This dude, guys, THIS DUDE. He is quiet but once you get to know him you can't help but love him. He's also not afraid to stand up for what he believes in and knows how to deal with tough situations, but also has no clue what he is doing. I love how the book is always switching from one protagonist to the other. In most YA romance books each chapter has its own protagonist, but in this book it switches in the chapter. I think that this is wonderful because it really gives you insight on what they both are thinking about the situation at hand and how they feel about one another without you having to wait several chapters to find out about it. I have always wanted an author to do this and it just made me so happy and I can't get over how much I love it. Not to mention Rainbow Rowell is a master at creating relatable characters with so many flaws, which is the best because she's not trying to make her characters perfect she's trying to show that they are human and that other people deal with the same things that you do. Anyway back to the story itself. The way that Eleanor and Park slowly begin to talk and share comic books and music is adorable. And how it is described when they hold hands or kiss is just....ughhh. Its so innocent but also it conveys their feelings for each other and how powerful on touch can make them and how it melts their hearts(it melted my heart just by reading it). It felt like they matured as the book progressed. And that might just be me but when you get deeper into it its like they all of the sudden grew up and its kinda really awesome. Okay so that was my review for today. I STRONGLY recommend this book I love love love looooooovveee it. Please read it. For you're own sake. There are so many other points that I would like to make but then this review would be 10,000 words long so.... be sure to follow for reviews every week and comment below if you have a book that you'd like us to review. I love you all, and hope you have a great day!
xoxo ~ Naomi

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