eleanor & park / rainbow rowell
"he made her feel like more than the sum
of her parts."
The story starts on August 1986. Eleanor moves to a new school and starts riding the school bus where everyone loves picking at her. It's because Eleanor wore clothes like a boy, had really curly red hair, and was just simply strange. Everyday she sits beside Park Sheridan in the bus, and at first they barely talk until Eleanor starts reading the comics Park has on his laps. He sees that she reads it and would turn the page for her to continue. It's not long until Park lends her his comics and records of The Smiths' songs. Then that's when they slowly start talking.
I loved Park. He loved Eleanor for who she was and even thought how pretty she looked! But that part barely caught me. Somehow it was so repetitive that I was getting used to it.
I, of course, enjoyed this nonetheless. This book is beautiful! The ending felt rushed, though, like Rowell was very eager to finish the book. But then it also sounded a little heartbreaking. It was no happy ending, such as those Disney films we all love to see. It was sad. I think you'd probably cry, but I didn't. It just tore my heart to shreds.
Perfect for anyone. I'd love for you to read it.