Eleanor and Park By: Rainbow Rowell
Eleanor… 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. Park… 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.
Oh my god the feels. So many emotions. So many tears. This book was… so… I want to say incredible but that’s not the right word. I can’t think of the perfect word for this book. It wasn’t a roller coaster of emotion it was pretty much nonstop tears for me.
I guessed who was writing the notes on her books fairly quickly but there were enough red herrings to make me question myself.
Rowell creates characters that are just real enough. They have their quirks and you can almost believe that they really exist but they’re just too awesome. If I was ever in a room with her characters I would be too awestruck by their collective awesome to say anything.
Maybe I just judge people to harshly and people like this really exist, but I don’t think so, at least not in my world. Awesome book, must buy.