Everything you need to understand or teach Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Honeyman, Gail .
Gail Honeyman’s contemporary novel Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine follows the title character as she experiences an abrupt change to her usual routine. Eleanor is used to going to her office job, eating the same meals, spending her entire weekends alone in her apartment, and not thinking about her haunting past. One day after work, she and Raymond, the new IT guy at her office, help save the life of an elderly man who has fallen. This interaction sparks an unplanned friendship between Eleanor, Raymond, and the friendly, old man Sammy. Through Eleanor’s personal journey, Honeyman explores the themes of relationships, change, dependence, deviation from social conventions, and the impact of childhood.