Eleanor and Park

By Rainbow Howell

Teen Fiction/Young Adult

Firstly, it’s pretty great that Park is half Korean. It’s even better that Rainbow isn’t a stereotypical leading lady. I feel like even misfits and outliers fit a certain mold these days so this was just a refreshing change.

I absolutely loved this book even though it made me cry, to be fair it doesn’t really take much to make me cry.

It was such a perfect blend of teen angst, first love and cold reality. Even though the book was set in the 80s, I could totally relate and I felt all my teen awkwardness and anxiety come flooding back.

Very well written, the characters are fleshed out and relatable, the relationships are well developed. The story is achingly beautiful.

I will definitely read it again.

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