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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Eleanor & Park

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Eleanor & Park
by Rainbow Rowell
published by St. Martin's Press

Ok, I had heard talk of this book.  LOTS OF TALK.  (Mostly from author, Julie Murphy!)  I finally decided I couldn't put it off any longer.  I checked it out at the library.  I opened the cover and found this:


book jacket info from Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell #YA #mustread

And somehow, just that fast, I fell in love!

Rainbow Rowell became one of my absolute FAVE young adult authors in literal moments!  The text immediately sucked me in to the crazy world of Eleanor & Park.  I remembered being an 80's kid.  I remembered the songs, the products, the hairstyles, the attitudes...and I connected to these characters.  (Then I hummed 80's tunes for the next week...even more than usual!)

I gave Rainbow a shout out on Twitter and that's when she dropped this awesome bomb on me:

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SERIOUSLY?!!!  I would LOVE a sequel to Eleanor & Park. LOVE.  And I'm not one to just be crazy for sequels, but when you read this...AND YOU WILL...you are going to want a sequel, too.  You just can't let go of these amazing characters.

Needless to say, I adore this book.  You must read it if you haven't already.  It is considered YA, but I feel like it was written for me.  A book that will definitely be added to my permanent collection!

Kirkus Reviews got it just right when they said, "Funny, hopeful, foulmouthed, sexy, and tear-jerking, this winning romance will captivate teen and adult readers alike."