book palette: eleanor and park
26 October 2014
Eleanor and Park is undoubtedly one of my favourite of Rainbow Rowell's books, which is saying something as they are all favourites of mine.But this one speaks to you when you read it, both Eleanor and Park's voices nestle right up close to you, whispering messages in your ear. You can see Park with his headphones in the bus, you can feel what Eleanor is feeling. The book breathes and pulses with life and honestly, if you haven't read it yet then I am judging you with my fierce side-eye.
One extraordinary love.
Eleanor... Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough...Eleanor.
Park... He knows she'll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There's a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises...Park.
Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. -goodreads
“It was like their lives were overlapping lines, like they had their own gravity. Usually, that serendipity thing felt like the nicest thing the universe had ever done for her.”- Eleanor & Park