{SPOTLIGHT REVIEW} Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & Park Front Cover

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
My rating: ★★★✩ 3.5 of 5 stars

Such a cute read about two different types of people from different worlds coming together. But that ending though..What?!? Why??! Huh?!? Gotta read to know more! 😉


A half-Korean and half- (don’t mean to offend) white boy named Park Sheridan. And Eleanor Douglas, the new red-headed girl. Two high school misfits that seem completely wrong for each other at a first glance, but come together beautifully.

“You think that holding someone hard will bring them closer. YouTeaser think that you can hold them so hard that you’ll still feel them, embossed on you, when you pull away.

Every time Eleanor pulled away from Park, she felt the gasping loss of him. ”

A not-so-typical love story between two completely different characters (Eleanor and Park) takes the reader into a whole new world of teenage love. Rainbow Rowell does an amazing job creating an atmosphere of young love that is unique to the characters, but that love is also intertwined with real problems that teenagers face. She includes teenage love drama (which I love) and incorporates with it, dilemmas like being the new kid in school, trying to fit in, bullying, or relationships with parents. As the reader dives deeper into the book, you also discover obstacles of domestic violence, child abuse, and racism that Eleanor and Park go through. (Now some of you may be wondering “Where does violence and abuse come in?”, but you have to read the book to find out now!)  Oh, and did I mention this takes place in 1986? 🙂

Their love was so much more than just a strong teenage crush and may go beyond true love. It was a dramatic, life-changing relationship and experience as they discover the truths about each other and their own self.

I highly recommend this book because any book that leaves me wanting more is worth reading in my opinion. 🙂

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