Eleanor and Park - YA Review by Bjorn H

Reader: Bjorn H.
Age: 14
Title: Eleanor and Park
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pub Date: 02/26/13
Galley: Yes
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book:  Early in this book, it was hard to relate to the characters. It seemed as though they were far off and did not really exist. Later though, they became quite real. They went through some of the same problems as other people would. The plot voice was creative and well put together. Character development was perfect.
Memorable or Forgettable: This book was memorable for me because of how well the stylistic elements were put together. It was also memorable to me because of how well the characters developed over the course of the book.
Cover: The cover tempted me to pick up the book because it was mysterious and made me want to learn/read more.
Age Range: 14 through 15
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Annotation: This book is a beautifully put together, romantic, intelligent work of art. It can make you cry and laugh at the same time. It will make you understand what it means to love.

tags: contemporary fiction / romance / coming-of-age / historical fiction / realistic fiction / ya lit

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