Eleanor and Park Book Review

I decided reading this book because this was trending on my instagram account’s news feed. I got curious so I stumbled to look for an ebook version of this site over the web. Luckily, I’d found a comprehensive copy.

The story of this book is cute. For a teenager like me (by teenager I mean ‘twenteen’), I find the plot a simple yet a realistic one. It is a story about Eleanor who lives with her stepfather and her mother as well as other siblings. She has difficulty in dealing things with her father. I am also affected how pitiful their situation is. Then, there’s Park, who is an Asian boy whom Eleanor always sees inside the bus she’s riding on her way to school. This Asian boy has taken her interest as each day passed by.

The development of the story is light. It just emphasized how a thirteen year-old young ones would deal with the term ‘love.’ It just started with the topics which they are fond of talking about. The same genre of the music which they are into, the same comic books which they are reading, and the same reaction towards the other students inside the bus make Eleanor and Park to be close with one another.

I like how they became fond of each other. It’s so simple and sweet. The author has an interesting way of giving the point of view for each character. Though it’s written in third P.O.V., it seems that the characters are really saying what they think. For me, the writer has made the two characters realistic. The conflict and problem with Eleanor’s family is really happening. It really is.

I also adore the twist of the story. It’s so unpredictable. I have thought of a different twist which I thought would happened. But it didn’t. 

My favorite line or quote from Eleanor and Park is:

“It was ‘Oh my God, he’s so cute’ at first sight. If Shakespeare wanted you to believe they were in love, he wouldn’t tell you in the first scene that Romeo was hung up on Rosalie… It’s Shakespeare making fun of love.” -Eleanor

This is said during Eleanor and Park’s class about Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Eleanor is a brilliant girl. Right? 🙂

I am left hanging after the last line of the book. I won’t post those lines anymore. It is definitely a cliff hanger. xxx

(Photo is not mine. All credits go to the owner.)


500 Days of Summer + Silver Linings: Playbook

Since I can’t sleep last night, I decided to watch (finally) 500 days of Summer. It took me so long to decide whether I should watch it or not ‘coz I thought, it’s just another love story. And I was wrong. According to the movie narrator, it’s not just another love story. I apologized. Lol. So here we go.

This movie is a bit humorous. The female character is a little bit weird. The male character? He’s just another hopeless men in love to that woman who wasn’t able to label their relationship. Uhmm, I’m quite confused with the format of the movie because it goes forward, then return to another format. But then, I was able to catch up with the format. And I enjoyed it! 🙂

My rating for the movie is 7/10.

I thought I will feel sleepy after watching this movie. But then, I wasn’t. My senses told me to continue watching Silver Linings: Playbook. I’ve already started watching this movie, but I wasn’t able to finish it. So, I decided to watch this one as well.

At first, I was quite confused with Peter. His attitude is unpredictable and this made his character very strong. Tiffany? I never thought that she will be partnered with Peter. Haha. I thought she will remain as a depressed widow. So, as the story went on, I enjoyed their scenes! Hihi. It’s like me watching Be Careful with my Heart. The two made me ‘kilig’ and I can feel their sweetness. THEY ARE SO ROMANTIC! I almost cried after their confrontation scene. My favorite line is:


Thank you. I love you. Sorry it took so long for me to catch up. I just stocked up.

My rating for this movie is 9/10. I will love watching it again.


This post serves as my first post for the month of May. 🙂 Hurray for May!

The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks (Review)


This book is filled with extraordinary mystery! Each page is composed of elements which make me go over the next pages. I have to admit that it took me few days to finish this book because I chose to read every chapter at the most perfect time and place. Moreover, this book has really made me flip the next pages; it even made me skip some words just because of excitement.

You always have a choice. It’s just that some people make the wrong one.

It was funny how you could know someone for years but will discover something you never noticed before.

Nicholas Sparks has made his book really great. It is filled with theme that is not usually done. Oh, btw, the word “great” is not enough to describe the thrill this book gave me. Honestly, I didn’t let myself to read this during nights. You know, the mystery effect is just there. And I have to admit, I’m kinda coward when it comes to that. Thumbs up for this book. Thumbs up for me, too. 🙂