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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Meet Eleanor Oliphant who thinks that being fine just means having your needs met. She follows the same routine in her life until an act of kindness changes her life. She is introduced to the type of people who she did not know existed. Having a traumatic past she has mostly kept to herself and reading about the relationships that she makes is so wholesome.

This book is so easy to get through even though it is slow paced. Although Eleanor is supposed to be a likeable character, it can be challenging to actually like her. She thinks herself better than others and is also judgmental, critiquing on others intelligence, their looks etc. Throughout the book, because of the relationships she makes. she does change. She becomes more tolerant of others and learns to appreciate the care and patience shown to her. She is a good example of how having the right friends can have a positive impact on your life. I am glad that Raymond remained as a friend and did not become a romantic partner. They were not compatible at all and it emphasizes the importance of friendships.

Overall, I liked the book but I do not think that it deserves the hype as the writing could have been better and the characters more believable.

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