Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine – and so am I.
OVERALL : ☆☆☆☆☆
Having heard so much praise about this book, I wondered why I couldn’t just pick it up and read it. I believe that WHEN you read a certain book can affect the type of impact it has on our souls. I started reading this lovely, heart-breaking but also heart-warming tale of loneliness, friendship and kindness by Gail Honeyman in the end of one of my busiest months as a student. My exams are just around the corner, and I just couldn’t resist picking this up off a Big W shelf when I was walking by. And I am so grateful that I did. This story brought me to tears so many times, made me smile so big – I didn’t realise it was placing its clutches on my heart, making a home for itself. Definitely a must-read for everyone. everyone should experience the joys that come with reading such an insightful book into the world of Eleanor, how she’s overcome her tragedy.
Eleanor’s interactions with others is a motif for how she develops herself through her self. I enjoyed the developing friendship between Eleanor and Raymond, and what I loved most about is their lunch meets. Having Eleanor meet such a friendly and caring character helped her realise that the world is different from what she’s been led to believe. I loved the flowers she’s received from co-workers, having a cat that she takes the responsibility of looking after – it was an anchor to reality, for her I believe. If you are hesitant about picking up this book, definitely reconsider.
Ex astris, sara