Author: Rainbow Rowell

Average Rating: 4


Review: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Posted 17 October, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 2 Comments
Review: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Favorite Quote(s): “Nothing was dirty. With Park. Nothing could be shameful. Because Park was the sun, and that was the only way Eleanor could think to explain it.” “’I look like a hobo?’ ‘Worse,’ he said. ‘Like a sad hobo clown.’ ‘And you like it?’ ‘I love it.’ As soon as he said it, she broke into a smile. And when Eleanor smiled, something broke inside of him. Something always did.” Favorite Character: …Park. But that’s a hard one! First Line: “XTC was no good for drowning out the morons at the back of the bus.” My Musings: I have been hearing fantastic things about Eleanor and Park ever since it came out. I’ve not had time to read it until recently, and I must say, it was a very unique book. Eleanor and Park was unlike anything that I have ever read before. For one, it was set in the eighties, which was a little bit upsetting for me. I didn’t understand any of the references made throughout the novel, being a late nineties baby myself. Other than that, it was about two misfits–Eleanor and Park. It was about them falling in love and all of the hardships that came with it. It is perhaps one of the most realistic novels that I have read to date. I could seriously imagine the plot of this novel playing out in real life. […]