Review-Eleanor and Park


Well, a month ago I finished read eleanor and park. I read mostly in the bus when I go home from the internship for a week. 

Lately I read mystery and fantasy book. So, talking about young adult novel, this is remind me with the first english book I read "Catcher in The Rye" by J. D. Salinger. I thought these book are realistic enough and incredible written.   The characters are vibrant and alive. 

Before I start to review this novel lets imagine how Eleanor and Park look like

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.


The cover book are so visualize them. this is my sketch with fave word from Park. 
Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art. And art wasn't supposed to nice. It was supposed to make you feel something  



Eleanor and Park met in the bus for the very first time. That day was Eleanor's first day in school after she and her mother moved to her stepfather house. Nobody gave her a seat, except Park. Eleanor looked like a Christmas tree. Yeah you could imagine her, right?

The story after described about how Eleanor felt stuck being home, then in school. I really loved the way Park begin to communicate to Eleanor. They don't started with conversation. Park put the comic book in Eleanor seat so they can talked about comics. The comics is about X-Man series. It was a good conversation, because sometimes they argued and then agreed with each other.

After that, we can see how romantic Park to Eleanor. He show the romantic things in a rare way. When they have conversation in the phone, when Park gave Eleanor the cassette and many things. 

The conflicts showed up when they started to date. Eleanor should hide it from her family, Park's family disagree in they relationship in the beginning, Park's ex named Tina didn't like Eleanor, Eleanor bullied in school and Park had a figth for her. The story about how Eleanor met Park's family was interesting too. As the time goes bg, Park's mother accept Eleanor and gave her make up things where Eleanor felt weird and beautiful at the same time. 

Then, the story end with how Eleanor should struggle from her stepfather and runaway from house with Park's help.

Overall I rated this book 3.8 of 5. To whoever you like teenlit novel in english version. Read this!
I suggest you to read the english version, because I read some comment that told about Indonesia version has a view wrong translation. 

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