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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
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really liked it
bookshelves: female-author, made-me-cry, made-me-laugh, major-female-character, reviewed

I almost DNF'd this early on. I actually looked at my friends' reviews on goodreads to decide whether I should keep going with it. Maybe I'd just picked a dud, I thought? But my friends said 5-stars, 5-stars, 4-stars, 5-stars, and they don't usually steer me wrong, so I decided I must be missing something and I kept going. By the halfway point, when I had shed happy tears over a haircut, laughed out loud at a snarky comment regarding LOL and fallen a little bit in love with all of the characters and their quirks, I was glad I had soldiered on. By the end, my "little bit" of love had turned into a lot of love for the warmth of this story and these kind, odd characters, Eleanor especially, learning to banish loneliness with friendship and care.
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Reading Progress

January 12, 2019 – Shelved
January 12, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
June 19, 2019 – Started Reading
June 24, 2019 – Finished Reading
June 25, 2019 – Shelved as: female-author
June 25, 2019 – Shelved as: made-me-laugh
June 25, 2019 – Shelved as: made-me-cry
June 25, 2019 – Shelved as: major-female-character
June 25, 2019 – Shelved as: reviewed

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