Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Book Review
Author: Gail Honeyman
Genre: Contemporary, literary, women’s
My rating: ★★★★★
Release Date: Published 5th June, 2018 by Penguin Books
Format: Paperback, 325 pages
What did I think?
“I simply didn’t know how to make things better. I could not solve the puzzle of me.” – Gail Honeyman
I love, love, love this book. Thirty-five pages in I was questioning ‘what is this that I’m reading?!’ In a good way, that is. I was hooked – hooked on Eleanor and hooked on her journey.
Like some others, I wondered if Eleanor was on the spectrum. The author, Gail Honeyman, has stated that she did not write the main protagonist as having autism; Rather, her unusual ways were a result of her upbringing. Though I believe Eleanor could have made quite a solid representation of an aspie woman in many respects.
(To view spoiler click through to goodreads) but this story is much more than that. It’s shattering, hopeful, and surprisingly funny.
I just can’t thank Gail Honeyman enough for writing this because…did I mention? I love this book!
For more info: Goodreads – Or your local Library