Eleanor Oliphant

4 stars

I really enjoyed this book. Eleanor Oliphant is socially awkward and speaks her mind. She works as a finance clerk in a graphic design company. When she was a child she suffered a terrible tragedy which left her with physical and emotional scars. She’s quite content to live her solitary life, eating pizza and drinking vodka. That is, until she has a chance encounter with the new IT guy, Raymond. She and Raymond come to the rescue of an elderly man, Sammy, that has fallen in the street. Her continued interaction with Raymond and Sammy forces her to realize that perhaps she doesn’t have to go through life on her own.

The story glides along at a quick pace. It keeps the readers attention and I had a hard time putting it down. I recommend you read this book.