RELEASE DATE: February 26th, 2013
AUTHOR: Rainbow Rowell
GENRE: Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER: St. Martin’s Press
SUMMARY: 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 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.
It’s a cute, sweet, adorable love story that will definitely give you a heart warming feeling. I’ve picked out this book because I’ve heard so many praises about Rainbow Rowell’s works so I’ve thought why not give this one a try. After reading Eleanor and park I can understand why readers are so much addicted to her books and why wouldn’t they, if her stories are so well written cute romantic reads. It really was a adorable love story between two star-crossed misfits, Eleanor and Park.
Eleanor is the new girl in town who’s wild looks really gets people to stay away from her. Park is quite a shy guy who is pretty much startled and a bit fascinated with the new girls looks. when everyone on the bus acted pretty much rude to her, Park took pity on her by allowing her to sit near him which was really so sweet of him.At first, they wouldn’t acknowledge each others presence for a few days but they do after Park finds her sneakily reading his comics while he was reading it.
“She was reading his comics.
At first Park thought he was imagining it. He kept getting this feeling that she was looking at him, but whenever he looked over at her, her face was down.
He finally realized that she was staring at his lap. Not in a gross way. She was looking at his comics – he could see her eyes moving.
And she was looking at his comics.
Park felt like he should say something to her. He always felt like he should say something to her, even if it was just ‘hello’ or ‘excuse me.’ But he’d gone too long without saying anything since the first time he’d cursed at her, and now it was all just irrevocably weird. For an hour a day. Thirty minutes on the way to school, thirty minutes back.
Park didn’t say anything. He just held his comics open wider and turned the pages more slowly.“
He lends his comics to Eleanor so she can return it later after she finished reading it.From comics to music their relationship slowly develops to whispering conversations, holding hands and much more.
Eleanor may look like a tough cookie but she was totally fragile from the inside.Her life was really dreadful that made me feel so sad for her. I was totally disgusted with her Step-dad I think she has done the right thing by getting far away from that monster.Park is a kind of guy that you would definitely love because he likes Eleanor for who she is regardless of how she looks, protects her from the bullies and also wears make-up to the school just for her(Can’t believe he really did that) which was really aww-worthy. I think they really are adorable and made for each other couple.As for the supporting characters, at start I loved Park’s mom but later she acted a bit racist which eventually made her lose some brownie points.His dad is also pretty much likable character.Park’s happy family is perfect opposite to Eleanor’s where her mother is totally dependent on her step-dad and she really cares for Eleanor’s well-being but she wouldn’t do much in protecting her.Another best thing in this book is that there isn’t insta-love in it which I’m so glad about it because I like having characters getting their relationship grow slowly which I think the author did a great job in portraying it.
Basically I don’t like slow paced plots but it’s really surprising that I’ve really liked this book.The plot was well-written with two adorable characters.I must stop using the word “ADORABLE” but I couldn’t help myself.Even writing this review has put a smile on my face.The Author’s writing style was really enchanting.The Ending might have shattered so many people’s heart but I’m totally good with it at-least it wasn’t a cliffhanger.Now I’m really excited to read Miss Rowell’s other works too.I’d highly recommend this to book lovers who are into adorably cute and romantic reads.
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