I created this long list of books to read this summer. One book that’s on that list is titled, Eleanor and Park. Let’s start off by saying that this was an excellent book to start my summer off with.
Eleanor and Park is written by Rainbow Rowell, who also wrote Fangirl (that’s one book on my reading list) and many more.
Eleanor and Park is about two average misfit teenagers falling in love. Eleanor isn’t your average leading female. She has a unique style all on her own, with her crazy red curls and her mismatched clothes. And Park, he’s not your typical leading man. Awkward and nerdy the asian boy either listens to his rock and roll on his walkman or reads comics.
When Eleanor moves in to this new town with her new stepfather, her life changes. Her stepfather isn’t the nicest. Her and her other siblings live in a tiny house and by tiny I mean that all four of them share a bedroom. Their bathroom doesn’t even have a door! But Eleanor manages to get by, barley. Park lives next door to his grandparents and has a normal life with his family.
For the first few chapters, Eleanor and Park don’t really speak to each other. They may exchange a few looks, Park may let her borrow his comics (without saying anything) but they don’t even speak to each other.
Slowly, they fall for each other as the storyline goes on. One thing leads to another and they become an item. However, both of them know that love never lasts especially when you’re their age. But they take the chance anyways.
Eleanor and Park was a beautifully written book. The characters were romantic, vibrant, and felt more real than fictional. Rowell did an outstanding job on this storyline. Truthfully, it was one of the best books I had ever read.
It’s filled with romance, comedy, and even has heartbreaking scenes. I highly recommend this book to anyone. That’s the best part about this book, the book is appropriate for not only young adults, but also adults. So go pick up Eleanor and Park today, you won’t regret reading this book.