16 Runners
24 Chasers
shambhawip

Unapologetic Reader, Psychotic Writer

Possibly psychotic and unapologetically sarcastic. I read everything.

Currently reading

The Lies of Locke Lamora
Scott Lynch
Progress: 20 %
Dante Valentine: The Complete Series
Lilith Saintcrow
Progress: 20 %

Eleanor & Park

Eleanor & Park - Rainbow Rowell Eleanor & Park is one of those unique stories that you don't stumble upon frequently. At a glance, it may seem like many books you have already read. It has a sweet budding romance, heroes and heroines battling their own demons and a bit of tension and drama to keep the reader hooked. But somewhere along the way the characters unwittingly create a sweet spot for themselves in your hearts that you don't notice until you are completely head over heels.I was sort of bored at the beginning. The characters meeting, the talks, the comics - didn't really reel me in. I chalked it up to me being a 90's kid - I could not really relate to the ways of the '86. As I kept reading, I enjoyed the progression in Park and Eleanor's relationship and in the characters themselves. The best part of this book was definitely the way the author played with the dual PoVs. Not only were Park and Eleanor's voices different (thank god!) Rowell actually made me smile more than once when he showed our two seemingly different characters' thoughts completely in sync. As I read further my grin just kept spreading wider and wider.I wish the author had given us more details about Eleanor's past and let us get used to Park and Eleanor's daily routines before dropping the big bomb on us - but I don't complain about the ending. I actually liked the way Rowell did not feel compelled to let the ending turn into something it could never be just to appease the readers.Not really perfect - but this book was a real delight to read - just like Park and Eleanor. 3.5 StarsThis ebook was provided to me via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review