Thursday, 31 July 2014

Eleanor & Park By: Rainbow Rowell

At the beginning of summer, I was allowed to buy three books; one of them being : Eleanor & Park. No, this isn't a book about an intersection, (as my dad thought it was.) This is a book about two star crossed lovers, who didn't care what anyone thought of them. This may sound like a cheesy love story, but it is definitely much more than that.

What first drew me to this book, is that John Green had written a review on it, on the front page. (If John Green liked it, it must be good.) When I read the front flap, I saw that music played a role in the story. I love listening to music, so I thought I'd give it a try.

The first few chapters involve Eleanor and Park just meeting. At first, I didn't like the character of Park. I found him rude to Eleanor. After a while, I grew to love his character.

Although the book was told in third-person, the chapters involve alternating scenarios between Eleanor and Park. I liked that, because I could feel their thoughts and emotions. The pro of this book is the climax. (Emotionally-charged moment) I don't want to give too much away, but the climax had a lot of action, I was constantly turning the page to find out more.

Overall, Eleanor and Park was a good book if you like a cute love story that ends in a cliffhanger. I am not one for cliffhanger stories, so I found the ending a let down. I feel like their love story ended without me knowing what's next. Do they live happily ever after? Do they break up? Those questions were not answered, and I felt disappointed. I love a happy ending to a story, and I'm not sure that I got it in this novel.

Rainbow Rowell did a great job of capturing the feeling of a first love. (Although I've never felt that feeling yet.) However, I would have liked to read more of an ending.

If I were to rate Eleanor and Park, I would rate it a 4 out of 5 stars, for it's thrilling climax, but cliffhanger ending. If you have read, this book, let me know what you thought of it in the comments!

Thanks for Reading!

Paperback Princess

Wednesday, 30 July 2014


I see you're checking out my blog. Thank you! On here, I will post my opinions on books of the YA fiction category. I might even post some classic novels now and again. Reading has always been a passion for me. To me, there is nothing more calming then sitting down with a good book. My love of reading sprung from my mother: an avid reader! We read together until I was comfortable reading myself. Since then, I go through books like Hogwarts goes through Defense Against the Dark Arts teachers.

The hardest question someone could ask me, is: " What is your favourite book"? All books impacted me differently. There are parts of books that I loved, and parts that I hated. One of my favourite books would have to be Paper Towns by: John Green. The story of Q and Margo taught me that if you love someone, set them free. John Green, truly is a genius.

That's all for now! I hope to have a review posted by tomorrow. Until then, I hope you enjoy reading my posts!

Bye For Now!

Paperback Princess