Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

published: 2013
isbn: 9781250031211
read from: 2/20-23/2015

i mean, i read it on my nook so ya know, here's a pic!

isnt it crazy? ive been beyond busy with school and work but yet 3 books are out meanwhile last month it took me the entire month basically to just read 1! how weird. 
long story short: ive been wanting to read this book for a while now. my little cousin had it but she lost it and it was on sale for $4.99 so boom. #purchased. 

what the what!? 
so this book is  ahh, hhmmm yea. 
let me brief it for ya and then ill get to it. 

this story is based on Eleanor and Park. 
she is the new girl who gets bullied at school and Park is the only person who gives her a chance. 
they end up falling i love, typical YA love story kinda thing. except it isn't. 

in this story, Eleanor is part of an abusive family. 
her mother does nothing to protect her and her siblings (i mean it in the way of getting them out of that home) and her step father has had it with her and is basically out to "get" her. 

with time she and park get close and even his family starts to care for her. 
all is well until it isn't and she is forced to leave. 

that's basically all i can say about it. not because i don't want to spoil it for you but just cause, WTF!? 
here's what amazon said: 

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love—and just how hard it pulled you under.

okay so let me spoil the end for you. 
they don't end up together. 
and i guess reading the description above, it makes sense. 
it makes a lot of sense. 
but i think it ended because Eleanor didn't have the guts to keep it going. 
my heart broke for park. he really tried and waited and tried for a year and nothing. 
she never opened a single letter or package or anything. 
and she sends him a post card and I'm assuming it says i love you. a freaking year later but still, my heart broke for park. 

yea they're right, its not all the time that first love lasts but i don't know (and yes i know this is a freaking book!) why didn't Eleanor try!??? i mean i guess i cant blame her because she's broken. i don't think that's the right word i think shes more in tune with how she sees the world from her point of view because of what its dished out to her so she expects it to hit the fan eventually but still...sigh. 
and also, what ends up happening with her siblings and her mother!? 
and Tina and Steve!? whaaattt?

i didn't hate it but i sure all hell didn't love it. 
...and i wish i would have just gotten the book from the library. 
i don't know guys. 

Emma over at ABM chose this book to read for this months book club. i kinda want to see what they say. they seem to put things in to better perspective than i ever can.

have you read it?
what did you think? 


  1. i started reading it but never got around to finishing it, i can't really say i loved it either!

    xx danielle // shades of danielle

    1. i can completely spoil it for you if you'd like! :) haha.
      it was just ahh!!! i dont know... it was okay for me...it wasnt worth the hype thats around it
      but im not even going to lie to you, if she writes a sequel (not that there was an opening to it) i will definitely be reading it!

  2. Hey! I'm showing all of my favorite blogs on my sidebar. Just wondering if you have a button for your blog! :)


    1. hi!
      i thought i had replied but i guess i didnt hit send :(
      but as of then, i have added one! (: thank you so much for asking!!
      will be returning the favor! :*


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