Todays book review is about Eleanor & Park. A book written by Rainbow Rowell, a well known YA author. This book was actually the first Young Adult book she has written.
I heard a lot of good things about this book, so I had to read it myself!
The story (No spoilers)
Eleanor tries to be invisible, but her mismatched clothes and big red curls make that impossible. She stands out, and not only because she’s the new girl in town. But does standing out have to be a problem?
To Park it isn’t. He watches her and wonders… until he finally reaches out.
Will Eleanors incredibly difficult, unsafe and chaotic home life stand in the way of her and Parks relationship? Both Eleanor and Park put everything on the line. It’s all or nothing.
I really loved the story. It made me wonder what it feels like to be in love, while I’ve never been curious about that before. It made me taste what it feels like and I want more! I could totally loose myself in this story and feel what both Eleanor and Park must feel.
Something else I really liked is the big part music plays in this book. Music is so important to me, so I love it when characters feel the same way about music. Because it’s the year 1986 Eleanor and Park listen music through tapes, which I find incredibly cute.
I disliked the ending of the book, but that’s my personal opinion. The ending fits perfectly and doesn’t do the storyline any damage. It’s just that I would’ve liked things to turn out differently.
I give this book 3 out of 5 stars. I really loved the book and the different storylines. The reason why I “only” give it 3 stars is because I personally didn’t like the ending.