Day 6: Great book, ugly cover😩
Due to all the hype I've heard about this for years, I was a bit let down at 1st. Felt like it was too cheesy and typical YA. But the story sucked me in so much that I kept reading. The more I read, the more I softened up. There were just enough hints of darkness to it to make it seem less cheesy and more real. Although I didn't feel like I related to any of the characters, it was over all a good, fuzzy story. 😊Thanks again to @Kayla.Adriena!
Day 12– I‘ve been trying to decide on my fiction favorites for the decade & had to cut this one out. So, I decided to use it for #adventrecommends. This was my first Rainbow Rowell book. She has a way of mixing what would normally be a light story with realistic issues that teens cope with everyday (dv, parent mental illness, etc). Her characters are funny, sad, relatable, & memorable. @emilyrose_x
Oh the thrill of thrifting a book, reading it, and loving it. The relationship of Eleanor and Park is beautiful- I hope Rainbow Rowell continues their journey. While reading, I never once gave thought to the story as YA, and that‘s my favorite kind of YA to read.
Phew, this felt like a punch to the gut, but in a good way. I expected a sweet, YA love story, which I definitely got, but I got a whole lot more, too. I hadn‘t expected the darker sides of the story - bullying, racism, violence, abuse - but they brought some rawness and realness to the story, which I really liked!
My Saturday #BookReport - my reading week turned out as expected, except for my audio pick, which was on a bit of a whim. The two books I finished were both great, and I‘m loving Eleanor and Park, so far 🙌
This was an engaging YA story of star-crossed romance. Eleanor‘s home situation caused me anxiety as I kept waiting for something to happen there. The story paints a poignant picture of children living in poverty in the midst of those with plenty.
I‘m not #sorry I received the Persephone Biannually, but I‘m sorry for what their magazine does to my #crave for new books 😅 I‘m trying to control my riges by reading this not-so-light, but very sweet book, and so far, it is working 🙌
Romance, Young Adult Fiction
2019 10 08
2019 10 16
This was recommended when I searched for young adult novels. I was also influenced by the reviews so I chose to read it.
The book revolves around two characters, 16 year olds in the 1980s, who fall in love over the course of one school year. “Smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.“
Eleanor and Park was a very enjoyable book. The two main characters‘ were not just cliche star-crossed teens, but instead displayed honest emotions that people experience in their everyday life. I definitely recommend this book.
In preparing for an episode of @unabridgedpod focused on Rainbow Rowell (look for it this month!), I decided to re-familiarize myself with Eleanor and Park, which I hadn't read since 2013. I downloaded it on @scribed, planning to listen enough to remember secondary characters and plots and to get a sense of it overall. (continued in comments)
It‘s day four of #bannedbooksweek2019. This is a YA novel that I read for a reading challenge a few years ago. (I 💓 reading challenges because they do push me out of my reading comfort zone and that‘s a good thing!) This book has been challenged due to #offensivelanguage. 🙄🙄🙄.
This was a sweet YA romance, even though it contains plenty of snark and angst. It‘s so very teen, and I remember a lot of those feelings.
I didn‘t have a lot to be angsty about, but puberty and early adulthood made me angry and sarcastic for no good reason. Eleanor has reasons for her feelings. I just want to hug her. And take her shopping.
This is close as Sietje likes to get to posing with my book. 🤣
"They hung out in his bedroom after dinner (Tater Tot casserole) and managed to sneak kisses while they looked through all of Park‘s old school pictures."⠀
Is there anything more Midwestern than Tater Tot casserole? If I brought a friend over to visit my grandma, this was her go-to meal to serve. It is comfort food in its purest form. ⠀
Eleanor & Park is my first Rainbow Rowell book. I love this misfit story about two unlikely characters falling so fiercely in love. Eleanor‘s life was tough to read at times, but an important reminder to take care of our children. I loved Park‘s parents almost as much as I hated Eleanor‘s. Thank you Rainbow Rowell for making me want to read another one of your books.
Help! We need ideas for a reading-based science fair project! Requirement: to be done only by my 8th grade kiddo, the reader! She is an avid YA reader! Thank you for any ideas!
I think I just squealed with joy ❤️❤️❤️ please do it right movie universe https://bookstr.com/article/rainbow-rowells-eleanor-park-is-getting-movie-adapta...
I‘m not usually much of a YA reader, but this one definitely got under my skin.... The writing is really lovely, and these 4 quotes have stayed with me.... Romantic in the best way... Sweet but not cloying!
I love that Eleanor doesn‘t have to change, she can just be herself, and Park finds her beautiful, whatever anyone else says..... and vice versa. Such a lovely book 💕🌈📚
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ I didn‘t think another Rainbow book could hit me again so hard but this was spectacular! Eleanor was so brilliantly written you felt her every pain and triumph. Park was perfect another book boyfriend ruining real life guys. I just want to hug this book and read it again ❤️
Why did I think my heart could take another Rainbow book ❤️ I‘m already totally invested in Eleanor and Park but still recovering from my Baz and Simon addiction lol Oh books I do ❤️thee
Prepare to have your heart filled and then shattered. I always cry at the end of RR books, whether they‘re happy tears or sad tears. I hope she writes like a ten-years-later sequel because I really want to know who they become. 🥰💔😢 4.5⭐️
#bfc #bfcr2 #goteam book 29/28
PS This is my first #audiobook read, and I think I prefer print.
Rainbow has said in the past year that she would consider an Eleanor & Park sequel! I haven‘t read this book in a few years, and it will be my first audio reading. So far, I like the narrators! 👍🏻🌈💜
Apparently the winner of the "What do I read next" lottery this week is Eleanor & Park.
I may need to make up a random draw system to pick what I read from here on out. There are too many choices on my TBR shelf.
Wow, I loved this book! I had been wanting to read it for years, and it totally lived up to my expectations. The characters are amazing and the story made me weep. Loved it!
We finally got all situated and unpacked just before sundown😅💀 now to enjoy some morning reading while the bf sleeps; whenever I‘m camping I always wake up with the sun, regardless if I‘ve had enough sleep or not🤷🏻♀️🏕📖 #vacation #camping #outdoorreading
This story gave me all the nostalgic first love feelings! My heart physically ached during parts - a sign of great character development in my opinion! I will forever love Eleanor, Park, and their love. I‘ve heard that a lot of people disliked the ending, but personally, I appreciated it. Open-ended. Hopeful.