Eleanor & Park’s Simple Love

Written by DEKYA

This beautiful quote is taken from the book “Eleanor & Park,” it is author Rainbow Rowell’s first novel for young adults. It is a powerful, haunting love story. This quote is reflected throughout the novel, conveying the message that love is not perfect but whats perfect is love. It’s the imperfections the push the pull and somewhere between the initial rush or the silence, it is the feeling not the appearance.

Eleanor & Park is set in 1986… There’s bullying, sibling rivalry, salvation through music and comics, a monstrous stepparent — sounds like a typical read right?!….WRONG! You’ve never seen “Eleanor & Park.” Its observational precision and richness make for very special reading and a quote that will rethink love like art…

“Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.”

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