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Gail Honeyman: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (AudiobookFormat, 2017, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd) 3 stars

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3 stars

my first attempt so read the book resulted in not wanting to read further than just a few pages. Eleanor was seemed so annoying to me. So I didn't finish the book.
second attempt: let's try the audio book. Again I was annoyed. But the narrator is so good that I gave it a second chance. Still, Eleanor was annoying, her character seemed not likeable. She was judgmental, thought poorly of, for example, fat people. Also, the way she expresses herself, speaks was very strange and yes, annoying.
But as I continued listening, she grew on me. Bit by bit she unsurfaced her past and that explained so much. It explained her behaviour, her thoughts, her opinion of others.
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is a surprising book. There is strong character development. She grows from a socially isolated woman who is traumatised by her childhood to a woman with …