Review: Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Born A Book Junkie

SAM_0395.jpgI bought this book on an impulse while walking round Waterstones. It is the story of two different teenagers from two very different backgrounds. Park is the Asian boy at the back of the bus who is trying to spend his entire high school life invisible. Eleanor is the girl with mismatched clothes and unruly hair who notices him.

Eleanor has a difficult family situation and a difficult time at school. Her and Park bond over his comics, which Eleanor reads when she sits next to him one morning. After that moment Park is lending her comics and mix tapes, and their romance blossoms. Told from both perspectives, we get to see and feel as both Eleanor and Park fall in love with each other, and we get to see how their feelings, although the same, are very different. That is what I love about this book, we get an…

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