Eleanor & Park fan art

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Defacing My Book

So I deliberately defaced my copy of Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. Normally, I try to keep my books in pristine bookstore condition but recently I watched a video that swayed my convictions.

There are so many books in perfect condition out there, but doing this makes the book more yours, it adds so much personal touch to it.

Besides, I have always loved art in books. So why not make my own?

Note: The words are song lyrics. The lyrics on Eleanor’s side in from ‘She’s a Rainbow’ by The Rolling Stones and the the lyrics on Park’s side is from ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’ by The Beatles

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…I hate that sadness in your eyes
But Angie, Angie, ain’t it time we said good-bye?

With no loving in our souls and no money in our coats
You can’t say we’re satisfied

But Angie, I still love you, baby
Ev'rywhere I look I see your eyes
There ain’t a woman that comes close to you
Come on Baby, dry your eyes

But Angie, Angie, ain’t it good to be alive?
Angie, Angie, they can’t say we never tried

I am not an artist, thus the drawing is not very good. But the characters just wanted to get out of my head.

I recently finished Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell, and it is not a “good” or a  “nice” book, it is a beautiful book. This book reminded me of the purity of love, of the power of trust and patience and the importance of embracing our uniqueness.

I fell in love with them. I cried and laugh with them and I will continue to root for their happiness.