Thursday, September 26, 2013

Abducted by Eleanor & Park

images (2)THE HEADLINE: “Two misfits, one extraordinary love.” Taken from the inside book jacket because I couldn’t think of a more fitting headline!

THE ABDUCTOR: Eleanor! I’m feeling horrible right now because I can’t remember Eleanor’s last name and I couldn’t find it on Goodreads and I only have 45 minutes to try to get this post up so I don’t have time to hunt for it, but yes! Eleanor completely abducted me in this story! I could relate to her in so many ways that it was scary!

TIME IN CAPTIVITY: Sometimes the hardest reviews to write are for the books you love the most! And my love for Eleanor & Park knows no bounds so this review is almost painful to write!

So here is what you need to know…

The story is about two teenagers who meet in high school and fall in love. Eleanor isimages (1) trying to deal with some troubles at home and because of this she is struggling with stress and fear but also some insecurities. She meets Park and together they form a friendship and a relationship that is real and honest.

Rainbow Rowell is an amazing author who created compelling and genuine characters and featured them in a story that, as Booklist said, was “breathtaking and, of course, heartbreaking, too.”

He made her feel like more than the sum of her parts.

POINT OF ABDUCTION: For me the point of abduction was the moment on the bus when Park realized that Eleanor was reading his comics over his shoulder. I loved how innocent their relationship started. I loved how the first few gestures of friendship were as small as him waiting a beat longer before turning the page so that she would have time to finish reading the page as well.


I'm giving this book a double rating of 5 making it a total 10 because I loved it that much! I can't wait to read it again!


Megan said...

A 10?? Gotta move this one up on my TBR list!

Kate @Midnight Book Girl said...

I really adored this book, and loved how Park was just so real. I loved his mom, and him bringing comics for Eleanor to read over his shoulder and just about every line. It really is a perfect read!

Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase said...

Such a good book! I'm so glad you loved it! And I'm with you--when Park starts reading his comic books slowly, and opens the pages wide so she can read over his shoulder--that's definitely one of the sweetest scenes, and made me really fall in love with this book! Great review, Courtney!

fakesteph said...

Okay, so I'm guessing I should read this?

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