Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

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I put off reading Eleanor and Park for a long time, thinking that it was just another fluffy contemporary. It was a long time before I finally wanted a fluffy contemporary and grabbed this off the shelf. I thought it started out strangely for a it’s genre. It actually didn’t start out as “boy see’s girl for the first time and want to be her boyfriend” or vice versa. It started weirdly but soon got back on to the usual track. There was always a dark thread that ran through the book, but what was really surprising was the huge dark twist that Rainbow Rowell threw in there at the end. I couldn’t believe it, I literally had to read that page several times before I could accept the fact. It also didn’t end as expected. It didn’t really end with boy gets girl. More like boy is starting to get girl. In the end, I would give this book a 4.7/5 stars like a 94%. It’s missing 6% because I thought some parts in the middle could be a little bit of a bore.

4.7/5 stars or 94%

Older end of PG-13

some serious talks about sexual assault and sexual harassment. The sexual assault almost happened, and the sexual harassment did happen.

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