My Rating: 5
Ugh. My heart is happy even just thinking about this book.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is a book that wasn’t even on my radar until my virtual book club (major nerd status) chose it for a monthly pick. Although slightly hesitant at first as it didn’t fit into the psychological thriller binge I’ve been on, I saw the raving reviews by seemingly everyone who read it and knew I needed to see for myself what it was all about.
And I already want to read it again.
Eleanor Oliphant is one of the best characters I have ever read, and she is so quirky and honest that you can’t help but love her. She always says what’s on her mind and is completely socially clueless, but that makes her all the more endearing and you just want to tuck her under your wing and take care of her.
The book goes over some good days, and bad days, in her life as she meets new people, gets in interesting predicaments, and finds herself slowly figuring out life along with some of her past that she has been trying to block out for as long as she can remember. Although the book isn’t a mystery, there are some intriguing situations that have you wondering what happened to her when she was younger and how she ended up doing a lot of the things she does.
Overall, my review can’t do this book justice. I’ve tried to write this one for a few weeks now and don’t feel like whatever I say is good enough for the beautiful work this is. So instead of waiting any longer, I’m posting this as is and am just hoping that you will trust me. You will fall in love with Eleanor and not be able to get her out of your head. And believe me, that is completely fine.