Eleanor & Park

Rainbow Rowell
“Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it’s like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it’s like to be young and in love with a book.”—John Green, The New York Times Book ReviewBono met his wife in high school, Park says.So did Jerry Lee Lewis, Eleanor answers.I’m not kidding, he says.You should be, she says, we’re 16.What about Romeo and Juliet?Shallow, confused, then dead.I love you, Park says.Wherefore art thou, Eleanor answers.I’m not kidding, he says.You should be.Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love—and just how hard it pulled you under.  

Reviews

Reviewed: 2021-05-22
Reading a really good book, you don´t wish it would just speed up.

With a really good book, you are Not happy, when you are getting to the end.

When you´re really into a book, you don´t think of reading it like it is an obligation.

So, sorry mainstreeam and reasonable people, not for me.

To explain and make us all feel better, I think I am just not into her contemporaries (her main genre, yes). I am usually not into contemporaries, the more americ-an and romantic-an they are.

I tried Fangirl. Failed Big time.

Read Carry On. Enjoyed.

Now this.

And you know, despite my bad experience, I am still pretty curious about her older Attachments.

You know, the book wasn´t that bad. I loved some lines. Rowell is that kind of author you can quote heavily and happily. She makes her characters stand out. Have that poetic outlook on the world. But it just didn´t spoke to me like it should have.
Reviewed: 2021-02-04
4.04
Reviewed: 2021-01-21
Impossible to put down.
Reviewed: 2020-05-27
The characters are well written and a lot of fun. The plot... meh.
Reviewed: 2018-09-28
4.5 stars

This book is just lovely, sweet and heartbreaking. And it is clear from the beautiful fan art present on-line that this book has touched many a heart.



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Reviewed: 2015-08-26
Rainbow Rowell is officially one of my new favorite authors. This book...it was quirky and the characters were a bit odd, but that's why you love them. That ending though... I teared up a bit.
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