Thursday, January 23, 2014

Book Review: eleanor & park

I'm on my 3rd "snow day" for the week...I honestly expected a 2 hour delay, and that's all I wanted, since I'm SO far behind on meetings, work, etc. and we've now lost all of our days off between now and our honeymoon in April. Boo-sicles!
So, while I'm trying not to get cabin's a book review for ya!

After my last book, I went on the search for a light and easy, feel-good read.
I searched on Amazon for a while and came across the book eleanor & park which had a bunch of great reviews:
Here's the Goodreads synopsis:
"Set over the course of one school year in 1986, ELEANOR AND PARK 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."

I really really really liked this book. It was a quick read (I read it in 2 days thanks to driving back from PA and a snow day), and it definitely brought me back to those "first love" feelings. There's some heartache/teenage angst and family angles in the book as well, but the relationship between these two is the glue that ties it all together. At times, while reading this, I felt the butterflies of first love and the excitement associated with it when you're in your teens. The story is by no means all sunshine and roses, but I loved reading about their relationship.

Supposedly, the book is a Young Adult book, but most reviewers said that it's for everyone, and I couldn't agree more--in some respects I feel like it's even better for any adult.

If you get a chance, take a peek at this one. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by this "young adult" book :)


  1. Thanks for the review! I'm always looking for my next book to read!

  2. Sounds very cutesy! I might check this out soon

  3. I have heard about this one, definitely picking it up! Thank you so much for the recommendation Jenn!!

  4. I think I saw this on buzzfeeds books to movies list. It sounds cute, but I'm not sure if I could deal with the angst of a first love again, knowing what I know now as an adult. I've heard it's good though.

  5. Hi girl! I just started following you on GFC and bloglovin! I'm Elise @ Cheers Y'all's little sister and just joined the blogging world...can't wait! I'm getting married at the end of May and am so excited! Jealous you get to try on your dress today--so fun---mine comes in, in February! Cannot wait! Happy wedding planning and bridal blogging happy to follow along!!!

  6. I just finished this book a couple weeks ago and loved it too. So sweet and such a quick read.

  7. This is on my to-read list and I'm excited to start it soon! I see this book everywhere - literally. Haha.


  8. This one sounds fun!! Thanks for linking up & sharing!

  9. I've been wanting to read this one, so maybe it's time that I just did. Haha! Thanks for the review!

  10. I've heard so many good things about this book and Rainbow Rowell in general. Definitely an author I'm really, really excited to start reading!

  11. Hey, after that last book I read, I'm all about some young adult! Just no Twilight...haha.

  12. I feel like I'm the only one who didn't love this book. I thought Eleanor was annoying.


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