Eleanor's life is anything but perfect. She has recently rejoin her family after being kicked out of her home with them by her horrible step father. Eleanor deals with her siblings' grimy hands getting in her things and her step-father's drunken abuse on a daily basis, it is enough to make her want to run away. Then she meets Park. Park is the beautiful asian boy who she sits next to on the bus. Although their friendship is rocky at first they slowly grow closer and closer despite the obstacles in their lives that struggle to keep them apart.
I absolutely loved this book. It is a romance through and through. One thing I really enjoyed about this book is the language in it, Rowell is an excellent story teller and writer. Eleanor's situation may not be something that all student's deal with, but her insecurities and high school experiences are extremely easy to relate to.
“I want to feel all there is to feel, he thought. Let me feel tired, now, let me feel tired. I mustn't forget, I'm alive, I know I'm alive, I mustn't forget it tonight or tomorrow or the day after that.”
-Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine
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This book is another amazing novel by John Green (Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherine's, Paper Towns). It is incredibly well written and the characters are both interesting and relatable. This book literally had me bawling my eyes out and laughing simultaneously. This book would be best for high school aged students.This is a link to the book trailer for The Fault in Our Stars
This is a wonderful adventure book that has endearing characters, action, humor, and intrigue. Perry's adventure is both captivating and interesting. His sense of humor provides the right amount of comic relief amidst the bullets flying and the blood spilling. This book is a bit violent and would probably be best for upper junior high students and high school students.
Link to the book trailer for Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick
I really enjoyed reading this book, Chloe, although a bit oblivious, is an engaging and fun character. The little romance in it is both sweet and exciting. Chloe's changing relationships with her classmates are both interesting and funny. This book would be best for middle school and high school students.
Introduction to Welcome Caller, This is Chloe by the author .