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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

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teapotmoon's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional funny hopeful reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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alexsartifacts's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional hopeful mysterious reflective sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5


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anniemae05's review against another edition

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dark emotional funny hopeful inspiring sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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lola1229's review

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4.0

Oh, Eleanor.  How did you manage to break my heart worse the second time?!  ❤️‍🩹💔

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annoyedhumanoid's review

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emotional hopeful sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

Raymond is the only good man

on a serious note, it was nice to see someone get better.

I took one of my hands in the other, tried to imagine what it would feel like if it was another person’s hand holding mine. There have been times when I felt that I might die of loneliness. People sometimes say they might die of boredom, that they’re dying for a cup of tea, but for me, dying of loneliness is not hyperbole. When I feel like that, my head drops and my shoulders slump and I ache, I physically ache, for human contact—I truly feel that I might tumble to the ground and pass away if someone doesn’t hold me, touch me.

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ecjl's review against another edition

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dark emotional funny hopeful sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0


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imanqblake's review against another edition

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dark emotional inspiring slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

This book was a bit hard to get into at first, we're entirely in Eleanor's head and it takes a bit of adjustment. But after that, God I can't say how much I was glad I didn't quit on this book. As the story went on, I begun to understand the heartbreakingly complex character of Eleanor and I genuinely laughed through tears at some points in the book.
Spoiler I loved that Raymond provided such a dependable figure to Eleanor when she was at her lowest, hell even the little things he did for her at the start really shows how much of a warm and caring person he is. I'm so glad that he and Eleanor didn't end up together. The way their friendship developed was so sweet to watch and they balance each other so well. The ending really took me by surprise tbh, but it made me feel both sad and happy that Eleanor had such an important breakthrough with the support she had that she was able to realize that she needed to let go.
Really loved this book, 100%.

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aflseniors09's review

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2.0

I feel like 2 stars is generous 

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jess_vitale's review against another edition

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slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

I can't articulate why this book didn't do it for me, and I'm left feeling slightly confused because everyone raves about it. It was enjoyable in parts, but mostly just when the story involved her interactions with Raymond or Sammy. I was bored for a lot of it (her observations of every mundane detail became tedious) though luckily it's a quick and easy read. It did get more interesting towards the last quarter of the book.

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hazelsnoot's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional hopeful mysterious sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5


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