Oh-my-golly-gosh-and-wowzer-I-don’t-know-where-this-exclamation-is-going! Eleanor & Park is by Rainbow Rowell, the author of Attachments which I reviewed before. While I wasn’t the hugest fan of Attachments, I was totally in love with this book. I never wanted it to end. I wanted to read it again and again and again. It’s YA (sorta), romance-lifey-novel.
Eleanor and Park meet on the school bus. At first, they hate each other. Then, they kinda, slowly, sorta bond over music and comics. From stilted small talk to full-fledged conversations, something slowly blossoms between them. Friendship, love, whatever you want to call it, there’s a deep connection between the two of them.
Painful, funny, makes-you-smile – it’s a story that can’t help but touch you (not inappropriately) and change you. You want to spend all your time with Eleanor and Park, curl up in their world and never leave. I love how Rainbow (best name, btw) jumps between Eleanor’s and Park’s perspectives, it feels so much more genuine and real.
Definitely one of my fave reads of the year.
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