'Bono met his wife in high school, Park says.
So did Jerry Lee Lewis, Eleanor answers.
I'm not kidding, he says.
You should be, she says, we're 16.
What about Romeo and Juliet?
Shallow, confused, then dead.
I love you, Park says.
Wherefore art thou, Eleanor answers.
I'm not kidding, he says.
You should be.

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits-smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you'll remember your own first love-and just how hard it pulled you under.'

This book surprised me.

I have had this book on my TBR for such a long time but I kept putting it off. Now that I have finally read it, I wish that I had picked it up sooner.

I loved both Eleanor and Park as characters, and I loved watching them get to know each other and grow as characters.

I wasn't expecting the story to deal with some of the issues that it did. I thought these situations were handled really well. Sometimes issues that are darker in theme get glossed over and it doesn't do the story any justice.

One of my favourite things about this book was that I didn't see the end coming. I really like it when as story surprises me, and this book did just that. I was pleased with the ending and I feel like it fit really well with the story.

Rainbow Rowell did a fantastic job with this book. That characters were relatable, the story was interesting and the writing was very emotive.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I am glad that I finally read it.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell will take you on an emotional roller coaster that leaves you wanting more.

Published by Geramie Kate Barker