Wednesday, April 3, 2013

In Which I Gush over Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Have you read Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell? Well, you must. Run now. Get a copy. Download a copy. I promise you will love it.

If you ever wondered how great and distinct and phenomenal voice is achieved through 3rd person, read Eleanor and Park.

If you want to feel that first and passionate love between two people who never would have suspected that they'd fall for each other or even like each other, read Eleanor and Park.

If you want a story about a girl whose life is rocky and tough, who is basically raising herself, who didn't even know such FEELINGS existed for her, then read Eleanor and Park.

If you want a story about a boy who feels like an outsider for his own reasons and is kind to a weird girl for reasons he can't understand and then realizes that this is the person he is meant to love, then read Eleanor and Park.

It will delight you. It will make you laugh. It will make you cry. It will make you happy that you read it. It is a gem of a book.

If that's not enough for you, here's what Amazon has to say:

Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it’s like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it’s like to be young and in love with a book.”—John Green, The New York Times Book Review
Bono met his wife in high school, Park says.
So did Jerry Lee Lewis, Eleanor answers.
I’m not kidding, he says.
You should be, she says, we’re 16.
What about Romeo and Juliet?
Shallow, confused, then dead.

I love you, Park says.
Wherefore art thou, Eleanor answers.
I’m not kidding, he says.
You should be.
Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love—and just how hard it pulled you under.

When you read,  let me know what you think!

And if you're in the Houston area, come on out to Blue Willow Bookshop on 4/10 and watch me fan girl over Rainbow Rowell, when she appears with my pal CC Hunter and also Alyson Noel. Click HERE for more deets.

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