My Rating: 5 Stars
Title: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Author: Gail Honeyman
Pub Date: May 9th, 2017
Publisher: Viking- Pamela Dorman Books
For People Who Like: Contemporary, Tear Jerker, Laugh Out Loud/Cringy Moments
Man, this one had all of the feels. If you have already read this book then you probably already know which part I am referring to, but there were some events that happened right before the ending of this book that had me sitting in bed crying. It was that sad.
However, don’t let that little description of emotions turn you away from reading this. Overall, it was a very heartwarming story that had me hooked. At the beginning of the book, Eleanor is the exact type of character that I thought I would hate, but by the end of the story and with all of the information, I really felt for her. This story definitely goes to show that you can’t judge a person right off the bat.
The two words that I would use to describe this book are laugh out loud funny and a tear jerker. It doesn’t seem like these two things could fit into a story together and yet this book does it beautifully.
The character development throughout the story is amazing and I loved Eleanor and Raymond’s dynamics. The two of them throughout the book are just so funny and sweet. They are both such lovable antiheroes.
If you are at all thinking about reading this, I would definitely recommend! It will most likely stick with you as it has with me.
No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine.
Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.
But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.