This, the fourth in her series of book reviews, library staff member, Nancy Fort shares more book titles that readers might just want to check out!
Read a Rainbow…part 2.
I heard about Eleanor and Park while taking an online class last year. Several of my classmates were talking about the young adult book so I put it on my list to read. It is a moving story of two teenagers who fall in love but face challenges both at school and at home that threaten their relationship. The novel has won numerous awards and was a New York Times Bestseller. I was so enamored with the characters in this book that I searched for other books by the author, Rainbow Rowell. I have since read Attachments and Landline and have not been disappointed. Rowell writes characters that could be your neighbor or co-worker and often somebody that you would like to have as a friend. She often sets her stories in the late 1980’s to mid 1990’s, the time of my own adolescence, which lends a little more fun to the narrative for me. I enjoy remembering the time before cell phones when advanced technology was a mix tape and a Sony Walkman. If you want to take a little reminiscent journey of your own, try these books.