Monday, June 03, 2013

ELEANOR & PARK

Author:  Rainbow Rowell
Genre:  YA Fiction, Standalone
Published:  2013
Personal Rating:  4/5 (very good)
Format/Narrator:  Audiobook/
Rebecca Lowman & Sunil Malhotra
Yearly Count:  42


Eleanor, the new girl in school, and Park, the half-Korean boy who keeps his head down low, meet on a school bus.  

I have to admit that I really enjoyed this book.  There wasn't a major draw to get back to it, but I was always engaged once I was listening.  I'm not jumping up and down about it, but it was a very good YA romance.  I will definitely read more by Rainbow Rowell.

   

16 comments:

  1. I listened to the audio version and I did find it very compelling.

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    1. Bermudaonion ~ I was engaged, but wasn't compelled.

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  2. I feel like everybody is reading this book lately! And I'm pretty sure that I haven't seen a bad review yet :) I'm going to tell my stepdaughter about this one because it sounds like she would enjoy it! And I think that I would too!

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    1. Samantha.1020 ~ If you like YA, it's definitely worth the read. Rowell has a very realistic style.

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  3. I plan to read this on my trip next week, as the author is coming to our store for a signing on the 22nd!!

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    1. Les ~ OH!!! How exciting! I bet you'll appreciate it even more after you see her. I look forward to reading more by her.

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  4. I want to read this especially because you don't read a lot of YA and seeing the 4 stars tells me something!

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    1. Staci ~ I think you'll really, really like it. I look forward to reading your thoughts.

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  5. Not my usual thing but after the umpteenth positive review I added it to my wishlist. The fact that you liked it too bodes well :)

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    1. Stacybuckeye ~ Not my usual fare as well, but I liked it! :) Hope you do, too, if you decide to give it a try.

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  6. I keep seeing so much praise for this one! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it...even if you're not jumping up and down. ;)

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    1. Trish ~ I was hoping for the giddy, want to jump up and down, emotion, but unfortunately, that didn't happen. However, I did think it was very good and want to read more by her. That says something! :)

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  7. I've heard such good things about this author and bought Attachments after reading several reviews. Still need to read it :) I'll keep this title in mind.

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    1. Mary ~ I'm not sure if I have Attachments or not, but I definitely want to get it if I don't. :) I'll keep an eye out for your review.

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  8. I'm planning to read this.

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