Monday, July 1, 2013

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Released: February 26st 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Page Amount: 325, US Hardcover Edition
Source: Library

"Bono 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 sixteen."
"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, ELEANOR AND PARK 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."

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My Thoughts:
This book gave me teareyed moments. Gave me the feels. I related to some of Eleanor's story. The heavy set girl never fitting in with anyone. Being made fun of by everyone. Expect the day things change with Park. I loved how their relationship grew throughout the story. I loved the music references. I loved reading from the year before I was born.

I loved how Park was her champion. But the ending broke my heart. I loved Rainbow's writing.

4/5 stars, Happy Reading, Ashley

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