Year pub: 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
That ending does not feel satisfying at all.
Eleanor and Park starts off with Eleanor being the new girl and Park finally sharing his bus seat for her to sit down.
Eleanor half the time I was okay with her and the other half I enjoyed reading about her and her life. She has a very terrible lifehood and that makes her shut off help from anyone. So when she slowly opens her heart to Park, I was just so happy for her, because I know telling someone is hard, and you never know when is right.
Park was more the enjoyable part to read, but like any real life people, they are never enjoyable. He was a very sweet guy like can I have everything he is saying bottled up somewhere so I can keep and know that no guy will ever say those things to me?
Maybe it was because I was expecting some totally different storyline that it disappointed me. When I thought I would feel happy that they got together, I didn't feel any electric spark, I didn't feel it. I really wish I got to see more of Park's side because it felt like more of the main character was Eleanor…which I didn't want..I wanted both sides equally so I can get to know them both equally.
What was totally refreshing about this book was that it was so real. I can just see these people as my classmates, in my neighborhood, that person standing in line at the supermarket. Everybody's life is flawed, they aren't easy to handle, and they can be strong but actually are very fragile.
And Park: there are plenty of hot Asian guys out there : K-pop idols, anime characters… ;D