I took todays contenders for marry, date or dump straight from the pages of the New York Times YA Bestseller list. Without giving away any spoilers from these books, let me assure you each of these three men is more than swoon-worthy. Augustus Waters woos Hazel in John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars with an unending supply of witty quips, living metaphors, and a shared taste in books. Park from Eleanor & Park is a quiet and sensitive fan of comics and music. And Adam is the rock’n’roll, not-so-bad, bad boy in If I Stay, by Gayle Forman. I’ve reviewed all three books, and fallen at least a little in love with each of these characters. Now I’m excited to see who you will marry, date and dump. Let me know in the comments!
Last year I had never even heard of Rainbow Rowell. This year I read (and loved) all three of her books. Seriously, I think Fangirl is not only my favorite book of the year, but one of my favorite books of all time. I’m delighted to give you a double feature of the male and female leads from each of her books. For the gentlemen, I’m excited to see who you would marry, who you would date and who you would dump when given the option of Levi from Fangirl, Park from Eleanor and Park, and Lincoln from Attachments. For the ladies you can choose between Cather, Eleanor, and Beth from the same novels.
Let me know who you pick in the comments. Also if you have a favorite Rowell novel tell me what it is!
If you are going to read one review of Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell, don’t read this one. I’m serious. Instead you should read this New York Times book review, written by John Green. I’m pretty sure when you look up rave in the dictionary, what you see is a copy of this review. It was compelling enough that my nana cut it out of the paper and mail it to me, and intriguing enough that upon reading it I immediately sent it to Alee with the request that we make this our next review. She quickly agreed. So read that review. It will convince to read the book, better than I can.
While reading the book, I worried that it wouldn’t live up to the high expectations set by the review. This was not a problem. It lived up to the hype. Continue reading “Eleanor and Park: An Unlikely Duo”