Saturday, April 26, 2014

Eleanor and Park Review

Lately, I've been into reading ebooks and I just don't know why... maybe because I hate wasting an hour of my time by just sitting on the bus staring at the horizon and thinking about how stressful my day will turn out in 3...2...1...



The truth is, I encountered this book before but there's not much of an interest on my part because Divergent is so popular I had it to read it first. So when my friend posted on instagram about this novel, I thought, "why not give it a try?" Reviewers say it will make you remember your first love again and it will make you fall in love again like what you did with your first boyfriend.

So...as I flip on the pages, I expected myself to cry or feel "aaawwww" or whatever... but I didn't... I did not like it at first for I thought it's a common story. A teenage boy and a teenage girl, who fell in love despite all odds and so on... I was even near the end of the story and I still didn't like it! I felt like I'm reading a story meant for teenager... 

BUT HERE'S THE TWIST...

When I reached the last page... as I reached the period... I stopped... and I suddenly realized...
That it was actually a BEAUTIFUL STORY... Double thumbs up to the great writer! actually, no, a high five for that!

IT IS BEAUTIFUL and I almost laughed at myself for only realizing it after reading the book and for not realizing that I was actually into the book the whole time.

I didn't fully realize that maybe the reason why I didn't like it at first was because that's how it was really supposed to be! Because that's what first love was like! All that cheesy, corny and childish stuff...
Because that's how it's supposed to be when you're a teenager and you are inlove! DUH? REMEMBER? haha. Now I know why I don't want to remember how corny I was on love during high school. Because I didn't know how shallow I was before! 

After reading that book, I remember the times when we have to sneak in and held hands with one another, or discuss on games or stories just to have something to talk to and be super cheesy like, "you're my life...you're my all...you're my everything" stuff... and we were still in high school! Can you believe we said that?... 
AND OF COURSE... who else can forget those heartaches like what Eleanor and Park experienced...
But their moment didn't end just like the other stories... the writer is so intelligent that she has to end it tragically unique which is actually an acceptable reason for the two young love to be separated...
I myself even agreed that they should have some space. They were sooo in love that I am sure Eleanor will indeed become pregnant and given her status, I bet no one wants her to be! haha. 

And my favorite part of realization was... When I'm almost near the ending and I secretly hoped that they will still be together in the end because there love was so perfect, right? Like they were really meant to be! so I did hope that there's this part of the page where "After 10 years, they met again and smiled at each other and they lived happily ever after"

BUT HEY! IT DIDN'T HAPPEN (Spoiler Alert). They did break up! and I got so disappointed when I can't read anymore of their story because it's the last part... I got a bit mad and curious if they really did break up...
Eleanor and Park did break up but they were still young... What if when they reached adulthood, they'll meet again? or what if Park found another girl and learned to love again? What if... what if...

And that's when I knew, "YEAH, WHAT A GREAT BOOK...IT DID BRING ME TO THE PAST"


#EleanorAndPark #RainbowRowell #Ebook #Love


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