Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Recommended by a friend, I finally gave in and borrowed Eleanor and Park from my local library. I expected typical clichés and a predictable story… I was proven wrong several times. I’m a sucker for unlikely romances, and this novel is perfect in that sense. Telling the story of outcasts Eleanor Douglas and Park Sheridan in an American high school in the 80s, the narrative includes pop culture and a captivating plot-line that had me unable to stop reading it – I finished it in a single day, it was just that good. It made me a cry a lot, and if a book can bring out emotion in me like that, I’d say it has done its job.
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