So sad, so beautiful, so good. I loved every word. This is one of the few teen-oriented romantic stories that actually made me believe that two teenagers could really, genuinely love each other so much. And it was romantic and sweet love, not some shallow hormonal travesty of teenage urges. I loved these two kids, weird and wonderful as they were. I hated everyone that dared to upset them. Most of all I hoped that they would find a way to stay together in the end... Do first loves ever last forever? Not often. But this love deserves to. Every girl deserves a Park and every guy deserves an Eleanor.
Rainbow Rowell is a truly talented writer who has put together a genuinely beautiful story, without wasting a single word. Her descriptions are lovely and quirky and unique. I can't quote just one part, one sentence. The whole thing is beautifully written.
Sure to be one of my favorite books of the year when it comes to an end. Can't wait to read Fangirl (and Attachments, and Landline, and hell, even her grocery lists), though I am scared they won't live up to this book. Believe the hype: It's one hell of a great love story.