Saturday 10 August 2019

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine || Netgalley Review

Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life.
 She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything.

 One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted – while searching for the courage to face the dark corners she’s avoided all her life.

 Change can be good. Change can be bad. But surely any change is better than… fine?


Having previously mentioned that i hadnt read all too much contemporary, i was excited to add this to my TBR for NEWSREADATHON2019 and finally get around to reading it. It was on my owlsreadathon too but i just never got to it.

Eleanor is happy, she has two bottles of vodka and pizza at a weekend, she spends her lunch doing her crosswords and eating her meal deal alone and thats how it has always been and probably always will be. She is content with her life, not really aiming for much more than she has. 

When one evening changes her thoughts and she decides on her little task to mix up her life and get to her true love - well thats where this book comes into its own. Eleanor is slightly awkward, reading about her starts out awkward but thats because its her - i find her so heartwarming and sweet - it was unintentional.

This book broke my heart at times, i was sobbing but it is also filled me with light, love and hope.  I found it lovely as the other characters came into play, unsuspecting characters that wanted to spend time with Eleanor.

It allowed Eleanor to find herself, to re evaluate what was important in her life and ask for help in a dark dark time. This was a brilliantly written novel that tackled some serious issues, and social issues. I adored it - it surprised me completely. The writing flowed brilliantly and i found myself constantly engrossed in the narrative rooting for Eleanor to find further happiness in life (because if you asked her - chances are she was pretty content before hand)

I would recommend this book over and over and i can see why it has won awards, usually i am wary of books that i have because sometimes they just dont appeal to me - but this one. wow.

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