I read “Eleanor & Park” when I was in L.A. for the Junior League Conference (side note – traveling alone is now HEAVENLY – all that airplane time to read!!) and really enjoyed it – whenever I see friend’s posting for book recommendations on Facebook I always pay attention and add any that look intriguing to my Books to read board on Pinterest. This was recommended by a friend of a friend and also was a New York Times bestseller -a good combination!
It’s a lovely little book about a friendship between two perhaps high school students who are both struggling with different things in their life. I was speaking with my friend Emma the other night about how I never quite know what to say about books other than I liked them and found them absorbing. I tend to read very quickly so don’t always stop to appreciate the writing in a way that very literary people do. I read for enjoyment before bed so perhaps that’s enough – it’s a good book and I’d recommend it!
Amazon writes :: “Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits–smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love–and just how hard it pulled you under.”