Book Hangover Part I: Falling in Love 80s Style

IMG_4827.JPG Oh yes, my friends. It’s not the first time I’ve experienced this, and I surely hope it won’t be the last, but this is the main reason there has been a lack of book reviews lately. The start of this massive hangover began with Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. IMG_4828.JPG Oh my gosh, where do I start?! I may be dramatic now, but it seriously was a good book. It starts off with Park, a teenage boy who keeps to himself, riding a bus to school when a new girl boards the bus and looks for a place to sit. Park tries to avoid being noticed by her, since he’s sitting by himself, but she ends up sitting with him. And there starts the journey of Park and Eleanor. What’s kind of awesome about this book was how it is written It’s that back-and-forth narrative again, bouncing between Eleanor and Park, but the way Ms. Rowell writes each narrative is pretty awesome. It really connected the story and really felt engaged. It’s the best way I can describe it. I enjoyed both perspectives of the story and I didn’t get bored, even if it was about two teenagers falling in love and the challenge they faced. It was also kind of cool that it took place in the 80s. Aside from the way it’s written, I like the characters. I mean, I could care less about some of Park’s friends and I got really upset at Eleanor’s parents, but Park and Eleanor were fun to be around. And I loved how Eleanor tried to connect with her siblings and admired how Park got along with his parents. It was awesome to read. As frustrated as I was by the ending, (one reason being that it did end and the second being the way it ended), I loved it. It was brilliant. It left the story feeling right. It was a bit heart-wrenching, but good at the same time. There is some swearing and some of the things that are covered may be a little intense for some, so this is just my heads up. Overall, this was an excellent read and I am happy to have had this experience added to my brain. It’s a best seller for a reason. And since I didn’t want a five page post, stay tuned for Book Hangover Part II.

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