Eleanor is the new girl in town, and she’s never felt more alone. All mismatched clothes, mad red hair and chaotic home life, she couldn’t stick out more if she tried. Then she takes the seat on the bus next to Park. Quiet, careful and – in Eleanor’s eyes – impossibly cool, Park’s worked out that flying under the radar is the best way to get by. Slowly, steadily, through late-night conversations and an ever-growing stack of mix tapes, Eleanor and Park fall in love. They fall in love the way you do the first time, when you’re 16, and you have nothing and everything to lose.
I had heard a lot about this book before I read it, a lot of good things. And I had been wanting to read it for a really long time. So when my Mum came home and handed me this saying she had “accidentally” gone into a charity shop… You can imagine my delight.
The plot was very good, I loved the characters and the way they all interacted with each other. Parks parents in particular were very interesting, and I found kept me on the edge of my seat each time the story came back to them.
I fell in love with Eleanor and Park, as in the people. They were just so adorable together. I loved watching them fall in love with each other, it was just such a nice story to read.
I thought it was written very well, the pace of the book was very good. I was never confused as to what was happening, but also it was never boring.
The ending was a bit vague, it was nice, and I liked it… But I know it annoyed my Mum, and going back and looking at it, it wasn’t very clear as to what happened… Although I thought it was adorable, there are different ways of interpreting it.
I really enjoyed this book, it’s up there with my favourite romances. It’s just so sweet, and I really loved the characters. I definitely recommend it, you should read it.
I give this book 9/10 Just because the ending wasn’t that clear… But apart from that it’s amazing 🙂