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Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
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it was amazing
bookshelves: read-in-2013, summer-30-2013, young-adult

The best book I've read all summer! Okay, I know this isn't saying much. I think I've read only twelve books so far. But still. I loved it. I cried at least five times, six if you include this morning when I retold the entire story to my seven-year-old. I choked up when I recounted the ending, and the waterworks started up all over again. She didn't really get it. Partly because she's seven and partly because I had to give her a sort of G-rated version of story.

I bought the connection between Eleanor and Park, and I wanted them to be together. It's a deceptively simple thing for a book to make me do. How many rom-coms have I watched or books have I read that tried to do that and failed? I'm left throwing popcorn at the screen or tossing the book aside, yelling, "You're all wrong for each other!" or "He's a jerk! What do you even see in him?" or (most damning) "Who cares?"

I was dreading the ending. (view spoiler)
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Reading Progress

July 9, 2013 – Started Reading
July 9, 2013 – Shelved
July 11, 2013 – Shelved as: read-in-2013
July 11, 2013 – Shelved as: summer-30-2013
July 11, 2013 – Shelved as: young-adult
July 11, 2013 – Finished Reading

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