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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Score: 5/5 Bookmarks

Bookstagram made me buy this book. It might not have been a book I picked on my own, but after seeing so many people raving about it I had to see what all the fuss was about...and I'm glad I did!

I really loved Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. It’s a story about overcoming loss and trauma, human connection, and the struggles we keep inside. But it is often laugh-out-loud funny despite the subject matter rarely being ‘light’.

The main character was so well written, and the suspense was really well paced, which kept me engaged from start to finish. I think there are aspects of Eleanor that we can all relate to, and it’s been a long time since I found myself rooting so reverently for a book character.

I was sad that it ended where it did, and in the weeks since I finished it I often find myself wondering ‘I wonder what Eleanor would be up to now.’ I don’t suppose there is any chance of a sequel, but a girl can hope.

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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.

Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . . 

The only way to survive is to open your heart.

The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

Mothers' Group

Mothers' Group