Book Review~Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Author: Gail Honeyman33F22767-7FD2-4625-8128-46BC50DFE772

Genre: Fiction, contemporary

Pub Date: May 9, 2017




Taken from Goodreads

No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine. Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together saved Sammy, an elderly gentlemen who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue and another from the lives of isolation they each have been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one. 

My review:

I know I’m finishing this one a bit late, and I’ve seen a ton of reviews on it already, but this was such a fun story, I wanted to review it anyway! Eleanor is such a interesting and adorable character, despite her tragic background, I just loved her!💗

I absolutely loved her internal dialogue she had about her daily life and the people she came in contact with. She was very judgmental and literal as she went about her routine life, thinking everything was “fine” which was quite hilarious at times. I was definitely cheering for her throughout the book.

As the story goes along you realize Eleanor is avoiding some painful childhood experiences, but they are not completely revealed until almost the very end. Through Eleanor’s counseling sessions more and more of the story starts to come together.

Eleanor also discovers that their is more to life than the routine life she’s been living. She makes a new friend, gets a makeover, even tries a bikini wax, that didn’t go so well. 😂

It’s Eleanor’s friendship with Raymond, the IT guy from work that is the main story. Even though he is very unhygienic and dresses like a slob, she manages to look past that as they form a special friendship. This is a total feel good story and I can’t wait to see the movie when it comes out!

Have you read this one? What were your thoughts?


Happy Reading Friends!


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15 replies »

  1. I’ve had it on my tbr since spring! Lol. But I haven’t had a chance to get to it. 😢 great review!! I can’t wait to read it 💖

  2. I loved Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine! It is one of those books that was so hyped I was worried that my expectations would be disappointed, but it was such a genuinely touching story. Thank you for the review which perfectly sums up everything I enjoyed about this wonderful book 😊

    • Awe… I’m so glad🤗. I agree with you, when a book is so hyped up I sometimes get disappointed too. But this story was super touching and entertaining! 😊

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