“If someone asks you how you are, you are meant to say FINE. You are not meant to say that you cried yourself to sleep last night because you hadn’t spoken to another person for two consecutive days. FINE is what you say.”
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine. Yes, she is completely fine outside but when you finally get to meet and know her, you will say “Nah, she’s not completely fine.”
I don’t have any high expectations while reading Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman, but as I read and dive my attention to the story, I now understand why most readers love it – there’s something magical in Eleanor and her story that captivates me.
I don’t know but I still can’t comprehend the proper words to describe after I finished reading it. Though, I purposely take my time to read this book because I want to fully absorb the story and life of Eleanor.
I know I have read the same kind of plot or story, but I can’t help to be immersed in everything especially when it is all about Eleanor. I felt that I became a part of her good days, bad days, and better days. To be honest, I can’t help myself to laugh when she thinks or says something inappropriately or when she says something at the wrong time or in an awkward scenario. She made me laugh and made my heartache at the same time.
Overall, I love it! If I will meet a person like Eleanor, I will be completely happy and I will truly accept her/him. 😊