Don’t you hate it when you start reading a trilogy thinking that all 3 books have been released and then you try to buy the third book and realize the release date is actually FEBRUARY OF 2014. I hate being patient….
This also reminded me of a chaper in the book I’m reading right now: Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
Highly recommended for both men & women, btw
The three words she sent on the postcard to Park.
I love you or I miss you…?
The whole book seems to hint that the three words are probably I love you, because Park has told Eleanor that her he loves her so many times, and the fact that she never responds in kind is pretty conspicuous.
But coming back around to the Romeo & Juliet theme, I think there’s also an argument for it being I miss you. Eleanor and Park have grown up a lot over the course of this book. They type of “missing” they are feeling at the end of the book isn’t the same as the frantic, desperate feeling it was in the beginning, when they were talking about missing each other during the school day even though they would never go more than a few hours without seeing each other.
A postcard that says I love you tells me that Eleanor has (at least somewhat) recovered her mental health and is now able to view love in a way that is not bitter and selfish. A postcard that says I miss you tells me that Eleanor and Park have moved past the part of the story that would have been a tragedy were this Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
Either way, I really enjoyed reading this novel. 4 out of 5 stars.