Title: Eleanor & Park
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Reviewer: Joely Metz
Review: **Contains Spoilers** Eleanor & Park is a romance novel with adventure in it. Eleanor is the new girl the unknown quantity. She has a broken home life and shattered past. Then she meets Park and at first he hates her. He thinks she is big and strange. But after a while, they become friends. Then they fall in love. At home Eleanor’s stepfather is cruel and abusive but she forgets every bad feeling she ever felt when she is with Park. She lets herself free-fall into his world and wants to stay there. But as their relationship grows, things at home get worse and worse for Eleanor. Reality has caught up with them and is winding up to punch them in the face. They don’t know if their love will survive what is above to hit them, but they are willing to try. In short, Eleanor & Park is a book about love and it’s a book about life. It’s about how love is strange, beautiful, complicated, and how life isn’t perfect. How love can’t solve all of life’s problems, but it can give temporary relief. Out of 5, I would call Eleanor and Park a 10. I am very picky with books but this had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I even forgot that I was reading. I felt everything that Eleanor and Park felt. I fell in love with them, just like they fell in love with each other.
Featured Quote: “It was like their lives were overlapping lines, like they had their own gravity. Usually, that serendipity felt like the nicest thing the universe had ever done for her.”
Recommended To: I would recommend this book to everyone.