My ThoughtsMy favorite YA book of 2013 so far.
I don't even like romance or love story themes.
But, I loved this book. The characters, Eleanor and Park, made this book happen.
I will not write about any part of this book so it is not spoiled. But I will share a few things that made this awesome.
1. Set in 1986 which just was so great to see things without technology and such. Made me realize the power of mixtapes and really putting time into gifts and presents. This is lost these days.
2. I loved how real Eleanor was. She never changes into something she is not. She was real all the way through.
3. Park is a typical boy who goes through so many thoughts and ideas.
The author did a fantastic job showcasing both angles without overdoing it and making for unnecessary reading. I laughed out loud, I cheered, I was angry, and I loved just how honest the whole book was from relationships, friends, bullying, and life.
Rainbow Rowell, in addition to having an awesome names, dropped some lines in this book that reminded of a John Green feel. I even tweeted John Green to tell him he should write a book with her. I think it would be AWESOMESAUCE!
@realjohngreen have you met @rainbowrowell? If not, then you must so you two can write the greatest novelEver togetherA few of my favorite lines that just stood out to me above the rest(no spoilers)
— Aaron Maurer (@coffeechugbooks) May 7, 2013
"The only thing she didn't like to think about, about Park, was what he could possibly see in her."
"And you look like a protagonist."
"She didn't know there were things worse than selfish."
If you have not read this book and you read YA, then get this book NOW! Read it and then contact me to tell me your thoughts. I loved this book and think it will be up for many awards. I think this one will be tough to knock off my Favorite List. I just don't see it happening.
A great novel by a great author who I cannot wait to read what she has in store next.