Saturday, July 20, 2013

an ode to misfits

I just read Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. I read it because John Green wrote a review of it in the New York Times. John Green liked it, so I knew I'd like it. It's set in the 80s, I'm set in the 80s. It has an awesome cover, I love awesome covers. We seemed to be the perfect match. Happily, Eleanor and Park did not disappoint.

It's a great teen love story. Sometimes the world and all its conventions and narrow-mindedness and seemingly insurmountable challenges get in the way of young love. It's the perfect book about new love and star-crossed love... teen love in all its awkward glory. It's an ode to misfits.

Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it’s like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it’s like to be young and in love with a book.”—John Green, The New York Times Book Review

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