Eleanor and Park : The Mixtape

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Membayangkan 2 orang yang teralienasi dunianya masing-masing yang jatuh cinta karena The Smiths. Rainbow Rowell jenius menyisipkan banyak band indie dan playlist lagu-lagu yang tidak biasa. Seolah langsung mengajak kita mengikuti cerita mereka diiringi lagu-lagu tersebut.

Beberapa quote dan playlist yang ada mudah-mudahan bisa memberikan gambaran, bagaimana cerita Park, memulai ceritanya dengan Eleanor di antara percakapan di dalam bus, komik X-Men, dan Chuck Norris.

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“Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.” (Park)

“Holding Eleanor’s hand was like holding a butterfly. Or a heartbeat. Like holding something complete, and completely alive.” (Park)

“I just want to break that song into pieces and love them all to death.” (Eleanor)

“There’s no such thing as handsome princes, she told herself. There’s no such thing as happily ever after.” (Eleanor)

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