I finished this book in the Phoenix, AZ airport while waiting for my best friend’s flight to arrive. It was close to midnight, but I am sure if I was at home and wasn’t so tired, I would have been crying.
To be honest, I kept putting off this book for a few reasons.
Reason #1: Everyone kept recommending it to me and, because I always feel this intense desire “to be different” (I am an enneagram 4 after all), I, of course, did not want to read it for that reason.
Reason #2: I also kept putting this book off because I am most often drawn to the “who did it”/”missing girl” type of books, but I am really happy I decided to switch up the genre with this book because Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is and will always be one of my favourite books of all time now!
I think everyone should read this book.
As I mentioned, I am an enneagram type 4, so I deeply connected with the main character, Eleanor Oliphant, who is quirky, weird, and a little (or a lot) socially awkward.
Eleanor has deep feelings and a lot of emotional trauma from her childhood, which she works through throughout this book and I loved being a part of her heroic journey of learning to love herself just as she is. This book is an easy 5/5 for me!
Next up: In Five Years by Rebecca Serle
Feel free to join me and read this book, too! I’ll be sharing my review with you as soon as I’m done!