Review: Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

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Hi readers:

Two misfits.
One extraordinary love.

Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough...Eleanor.

He knows she'll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There's a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises...Park.

Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.


Eleanor and Park was incredible, I felt so connected with the characters that each time that Eleanor felt sad i was feeling sad as well. I just finished reading Fangirl the other book of Rainbow Rowell and i realized that Rainbow Rowell is one of those writers know how teens feel; know how to make fall in love with the characters. For me Eleanor and Park was a very real story, i truly believe that everything the characters suffer and feel, may happen to us.

 Eleanor is a girl with very low self-esteem, she believes that she doesn´t deserves to be loved and all the time thinks that people see her as a work of charity rather than a real person, and I think that the topic to talk about in this book happens so much in our society and I mention this because I have suffered from the same thing, as a teenager we begin to look at our own shortcomings and not our qualities and sometimes we fell apart ; we feel ugly and misunderstood, because I´ve felt this way same because of the comments people say ,we  let the words of others get to our self-esteem and we don´t have to let that happen. We shouldn't be afraid to show who we really are, we are all different, and we are all crazy and no matter what the other people say.

That is the moral of this book, we are all unique and we are all beautiful in our own way, it does not really matter the physical, nor the manner of how we dress, the only thing that matters is what we show from inside-out.

 I am grateful to Rainbow Rowell for saying that been different from others, doesn’t makes us less or more than them, it makes us equal


Pages: 328

Published: February 26th 2013

Publisher: St. Martin Press

Recommended Ages: 13-16

Book type: Realistic Fiction

Genre: Chick Lit

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