Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell is one of my favorite books ever of all time, so when this originally came out I was so excited to read it....and then I stopped after the first couple chapters. Her storytelling abilities are just too good and I was relating to the main character a little too much...so I put it down (enter Sarah J Maas and years of fantasy/mythology). Sometimes I just don't like reading things like that in my very limited free time. But I always intended to finish it someday.
While I still empathize a lot with the main character and what goes on inside her head, I'm so glad I finally read this and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was beautiful and real and relatable. In one part she even used the line "This....and this....and this..." that I LOOOVE in Song of Achilles (by Madeline Miller) and I had to stop myself from squealing out loud.