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Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
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Feb 23, 2013

it was amazing
bookshelves: favorites, on-my-blog
Read in February, 2013

originally on my blog: http://ilovedthisbook.blogspot.com

Hello folks, just letting you know that THIS book is one heck of a love story. I was really looking forward to this release. I enjoyed Rowell's writing in her previous book Attachments, but I didn't care for the story. Eleanor & Park struck a chord with me instantly. I don't know if I remember ever reading a book that made me equal parts heartbroken and giddy at the same time. It seems an impossible balance to maintain, but Rowell does a wonderful job of it. I also loved that it takes place in the 80's. It never mentions the year in the book, but you just know it is the 80's because of the appearance of tapes, acid washed jean jackets, and feathered bangs. I loved how there was no technology references like texting, facebook, or email to distract me. It also switches POV while using third person, which you would think wouldn't work, but it totally does. Anyway, loved it.

Thank you NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for the read.


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