That said, this book is amazing- I read it a long time ago actually- Last September, and it was a school night, I started it at around 10:00 pm and I was awake until 4:15 am reading it until I finished. It nearly brought tears to my eyes. Now, I'm going to delve into some spoilers, so if you haven't read it, I recommend you read it, and then come back.
SPOILERS BEGIN HERE
Do you agree that it was so cute when they would read the comics together on the bus? I just thought that was so adorable. I appreciated how Park's mom came to like Eleanor after seeing how large her family was, and how she was able to relate to her. Richie is such a b*stard, I mean, those things he wrote on her book covers. And he freaking wants to rape her! He's disgusting, and I hope he rots in hell. Eleanor's siblings just pissed me off. I mean, shouldn't they have each other's back? Well, to her siblings, Richie's become "Dad" because he didn't kick them out of the house for a year, like he did to Eleanor. At the end, when she finally realized that Richie was writing on her books, and what he was going to do, and Tina could actually sympathize for her, I loved that. I loved it because even though they don't like each other, and Tina isn't very nice to Eleanor, she still feels bad for her, because she can relate. She isn't happy that Eleanor is in the situation that she is in, because Tina is also in a similar situation. My heart broke for Eleanor and Park when Eleanor had to escape and go to her uncle's house. And they didn't talk to each other & tried to move on with their lives. And Eleanor sends him the post card saying she loves him.
I perceived this as kind of like a cliffhanger. Because you start to think: "Do they meet each other, because she told him she loves him, and he obviously feels similarly?" or "Do they just move on with their life, and it fades away- they were just teens, so they might find love again-right?" So, that's why I felt like that.
Over all, I rate this book a 5/5 stars. It's a different direction for the YA contemporary genre, and I really enjoyed it. It wasn't cheesy, and that's kind of rare for the YA genre in general, but that's part of why I love the genre. So, I'm not judging books with cheese, because I love them to death too. But sometimes, you need to get away from the cheese, or you'll get a stomach ache- you feel me? LOL, but really, read this book if you haven't, and I'll talk to you in the next post, I hope you enjoyed this. Please comment, tell me if you liked the book, or your favorite parts, and I guess that's all for now.