#5 of 40: Eleanor and Park

As part of my 40 in 366-day challenge, I set out to read Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. Based on the recommendations from friends, co-workers and family, I got it from the library and added to my reading list.

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The synopsis via the publisher:
Eleanor... Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough...Eleanor.
Park... He knows she'll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There's a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises...Park.
Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

My thoughts:
From the synopsis is sounds like such a great book and I am so disappointed I didn’t like it more. Without giving too much away, it was a good, easy read and overall okay. Now that I’m a little bit older, sometimes it’s hard to relate to such a young main character (sometimes, not always). I really did enjoy the overall theme and I could relate to the main character (mainly because we’re red hair twins!).

My rating:

On a scale of 1 to 5 (one being the worst and 5 being the best), I would rate it a 2...don’t hate me! I know that everyone ranted and raved about this book but I just don’t get it. I think the character development was a little off, their relationship a little too rushed and the ending frustrated me. However, if you’re looking for an easy read, you’ve found your perfect book. 

What did you think of Eleanor and Park? Am I alone in my rating?

P.S. Follow along with me on Goodreads, I would love to see what you are reading.

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