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Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell Book Review

Eleanor and Park

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Goodreads 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 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.

My Thoughts:

Oh, Eleanor. Even though my heart was breaking for you, I came to realize just how strong you were in the life that had been dealt to you. Way to go girl!

This was one of those ” I don’t want to put this book down kind of books”. And I didn’t. Read it in one day. Of course, I had a hair appointment AND a dog grooming appointment so…. 🙂 And then I put off running for 1.5 hours so I could keep reading!!

The only negative about it was the language. There’s no way my 6th graders could read this-I think I would be fired. It’s definitely young adult.

5 of 5 stars

LOVED it!

15 thoughts on “Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell Book Review

  1. I loved this book, yet it broke my heart. Loved attachments ,too. Definitely not 6th grade read, though. Thanks for reminding me how much I liked the book.

    • I almost gave it 4 out of 5 stars due to the language. I’m used to reading language like that in the adult books I read, but it seemed harsh for YA. 🙂

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