Bookish Review: Eleanor & Park

Title: Eleanor & Park
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Publication Date: April 12, 2012
Pages: 327
Format: Paperback
Genre: YA Contemporary
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*Read Excerpt*


Eleanor is the new girl in town, and with her chaotic family life, her mismatched clothes and unruly red hair, she couldn’t stick out more if she tried.
Park is the boy at the back of the bus. Black T-shirts, headphones, head in a book – he thinks he’s made himself invisible. But not to Eleanor… never to Eleanor.

Slowly, steadily, through late-night conversations and an ever-growing stack of mix tapes, Eleanor and Park fall for each other. They fall in love the way you do the first time, when you’re young, and you feel as if you have nothing and everything to lose.



Do you still remember the first time you fell in love? Do you recall the first time you felt that your heart is beating fast? As if it wanted to jump out of your chest, like it was asleep for a long time until that moment and you cannot understand what you’re feeling? Do you remember how shy and awkward you felt when you’re with that person? Of course you do, because you’ll never forget your first love.

Eleanor was this new girl in town and she has a very complicated life. With her Mom being too scared to stand for them, her siblings who’ve changed since the last time she saw them and her very awful evil stepfather. Plus, the way she dresses caught all the bullies’ attention in her new school. Great, just great. And the she met Park. And somehow, things got even more complicated… but still beautiful.

I loved this book! I knew I had to read it the moment I read the excerpt from goodreads. I loved how the story reminds us of how awkward it felt when we first held hands with our first love and how it confusing and weird the feeling was.

I admire Eleanor’s character. How strong and true she is. She doesn’t try to be someone else and she tries to ignore what everyone says about her. And Park, I loved how he somehow changed throughout the who story. He is just so adorable! I love how he was willing to get in all those trouble just to protect Eleanor.

This is a really great book! I find the pacing a bit slow during the first few chapters but still… I loved it so much! I really recommend this book to everyone.

What do you think of my review? Have you read this book too? Link up your reviews, I’d be happy to read them! :)

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