Eleanor & Park was so sweet. It's lighthearted, heartwarming, and a great read.
Even the blurb showed you a glimpse of Eleanor and Park's relationship.
Eleanor is the new girl in town, and with her chaotic family life, her mismatched clothes and unruly red hair, she couldn't stick out more if she tried.
Park is the boy at the back of the bus. Black T-shirts, headphones, head in a book - he thinks he's made himself invisible. But not to Eleanor... never to Eleanor.
Slowly, steadily, through late-night conversations and an ever-growing stack of mix tapes, Eleanor and Park fall for each other. They fall in love the way you do the first time, when you're young, and you feel as if you have nothing and everything to lose.
What I loved about the book was that it was REAL. Because as much as we'd like to believe it, love isn't always at first sight. It showed what teenagers feel and HOW teenagers love.
The characters were the best part of the story (apart from the mix tapes). Eleanor wasn't your typical girl. She's bent but not broken. She was independent and her own character. She was confident but not stick thin. Gotta give the girl some credit for that. Park is moody and imperfect. He was a flawed, yet a great first love.
The ending though... RAINBOW ROWELL'S GOTTA WORK ON OTHER ENDINGS. I've read ROWELL'S other books and the endings have always been a cliffhanger. Ones that make you go die. Go die after it. I did.
Just read it. READ IT. It's a great book about first loves and living in the fantasy and reality of real life. Eleanor and Park. El and Park. Aly and Park. Heehee.
XOXO (Just to piss her off - Jasmine:D)
This Jasmine and I just wanna comment. The ending was pure freaking torture!!! K. that's all.:D