Warning: Possible spoilers, although I have tried my best to avoid spoiling anything too important or plot twisty.
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell is the latest book to be added to my finished shelf, and I have to say, I adored it. And as with everything I read, watch, and listen to, I’ve learned a few things.
Everyone Can Be Loved
As the girl who is seen as the chubby new girl with wild hair and even wilder outfits, Eleanor is an outcast compared to her fellow classmates. Park can also be considered an outcast, being the only Asian kid in a sea of white. They prove, by loving each other, that everyone, no matter weight, skin color, or anything else.
Don’t Let Other’s Get You Down
Eleanor is the target of bullying on a regular basis, and she fights to keep composure and dignity, which is hard for any teenager to do. It’s remarkable how coolly Eleanor can be in these situations, and it’s an admiring quality.
You Will Have To Make Difficult Decisions
Eleanor has a very difficult life, and has to make a huge choice about her future. You can’t neglect or ignore these situations, no mater what anyone says. You have to make decisions.
Goodbye is Never Really Permanent
If your paths are meant to cross, they will cross. And if you’re meant to be together, you will be together.
Have you read Eleanor & Park? What have you learned?