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Review: Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & Park - Rainbow Rowell

This book was so beautifully written. The character development worked so well and I loved the transition from Eleanor' s point of view to Park's.
At the start I felt so sorry for Eleanor, the situation with her stepdad, the fact she couldn't even afford a toothbrush...
It seemed so awkward when she first got on the bus and there was no where to sit and then with everyone calling her names and so on.
The relationship between Eleanor and Park was just gorgeous. How it went from nothing to letting Eleanor read over his shoulder, to Park leaving out the comics and tapes for her, then him letter her borrow his walkman, to holding hands, etc.
What got me was the ending. I wanted something to happen other than a postcard with three words on it. I wanted Eleanor to go to prom with Park, even if they'd just gotten back together or got to see each other again.
Speaking of the postcard, what even were those three words?
'I love you'
'I miss you'
'Nothing ever ends'?
Overall this book was a masterpiece and I adored it. One of the best contemporaries I've ever read, and I look forward to reading more things from Rainbow Rowell in the future.
I recommend this to anyone who fancies a good romance or just a lovely, unique twist on teen romance.

So excited to read this!

Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell

I'm currently reading Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell and her writing style is absolutely stunning. Her books are so different from anything I've read before and I can't wait to read more from her.

I've checked out a view reviews on goodreads and youtube, and they all seem to be saying incredible things about Fangirl. Who know, I might even be able to relate to the characters.


Here's what it's about:


Cath is a Simon Snow fan.
Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . .
But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.
Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.
Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.
Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.
For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?
Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?
And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

Review: The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

The Darkest Minds - Alexandra Bracken

When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government "rehabilitation camp." She might have survived the mysterious disease that's killed most of America's children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.
Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.
When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now she's on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her-East River. She joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can't risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents.
When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living.



I'm not normally one to read books like this, it was really unique in a beautiful way.

This was wonderfully written and I loved the main characters, which is uncommon. It was so descriptive and I was glued to this story the whole time, I couldn't put it down!

I have to admit that I cried a little bit at the ending, not even the one little tear, I pretty much had them streaming down my face and I was an emotional wreck.

Five stars for this gorgeous book.