Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell; 325 pages 

Park just wants to go unnoticed. Then the new girl shows up on the bus with wild red hair and weird clothes. 

Eleanor just wants to go unnoticed. But she can’t even find a seat on the bus and now people are starting to stare. Then the Asian kid yells at her to sit down and moves over to make room. 

United by nothing more than a bus seat, a friendship begins to form. 

It is time to be brutally honest here. I didn’t think it was as great as everyone made it seem. It was good, maybe even very good, but not great. It didn’t make me feel anything. It was cute at times, it was sad at times, but it didn’t make me really feel anything. And that has to do with Eleanor. I did not like her at all. I just hated the way she acted, especially with Park. She always tried to make it out like he was the bad guy and he was picking on her. Yes, I understand her family life royally sucked. But what she didn’t realize, and what made me angry, was that she was subjecting Park to some of the things she couldn’t stand. I don’t know, she rubbed me the wrong way. 

I thought Park was a total sweetheart though. I thought he was really great to Eleanor and that he did all he could to make her happy and give her something to always remember. I also think Park’s family was pretty great. His dad could be a dick but, ultimately, he was a good guy. And his mom was adorable! I want her to give me a makeover after reading about how much she loves it! 

Overall, it was a good book. 

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Next review: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larson

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