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Eleanor & Park

by Rainbow Rowell

St. Martin's Press | February 26, 2013 | Hardcover

4.3636 out of 5 rating. 22 Reviews

"Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it's like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it's like to be young and in love with a book."-John Green, The New York Times Book Review

Bono met his wife in high school, Park says.
So did Jerry Lee Lewis, Eleanor answers.
I'm not kidding, he says.
You should be, she says, we're 16.
What about Romeo and Juliet?
Shallow, confused, then dead.

I love you, Park says.
Wherefore art thou,  Eleanor answers.
I'm not kidding, he says.
You should be.

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits-smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you'll remember your own first love-and just how hard it pulled you under.

Eleanor & Park is the winner of the 2013 Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Best Fiction Book.

 

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 336 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: February 26, 2013

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1250012570

ISBN - 13: 9781250012579

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Eleanor & Park

Eleanor & Park

by Rainbow Rowell

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 336 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: February 26, 2013

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1250012570

ISBN - 13: 9781250012579

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1   park     XTC was no good for drowning out the morons at the back of the bus. Park pressed his headphones into his ears. Tomorrow he was going to bring Skinny Puppy or the Misfits. Or maybe he’d make a special bus tape with as much screaming and wailing on it as possible. He could get back to New Wave in November, after he got his driver’s license. His parents had already said Park could have his mom’s Impala, and he’d been saving up for a new tape deck. Once he started driving to school, he could listen to whatever he wanted or nothing at all, and he’d get to sleep in an extra twenty minutes. “That doesn’t exist!” somebody shouted behind him. “It so fucking does!” Steve shouted back. “Drunken Monkey style, man, it’s a real fucking thing. You can kill somebody with it.…” “You’re full of shit.” “ You ’re full of shit,” Steve said. “Park! Hey, Park.” Park heard him, but didn’t answer. Sometimes, if you ignored Steve for a minute, he moved on to someone else. Knowing that was 80 percent of surviving with Steve as your neighbor. The other 20 percent was just keeping your head down.… Which Park had momentarily forgotten. A ball of paper hit him in the back of the head. “Those were my Human Growth and Development notes, dicklick,” Tina said. “I’m sorry, baby,” Steve said. “I’ll tea
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From the Publisher

"Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it's like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it's like to be young and in love with a book."-John Green, The New York Times Book Review

Bono met his wife in high school, Park says.
So did Jerry Lee Lewis, Eleanor answers.
I'm not kidding, he says.
You should be, she says, we're 16.
What about Romeo and Juliet?
Shallow, confused, then dead.

I love you, Park says.
Wherefore art thou,  Eleanor answers.
I'm not kidding, he says.
You should be.

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits-smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you'll remember your own first love-and just how hard it pulled you under.

Eleanor & Park is the winner of the 2013 Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Best Fiction Book.

 

About the Author

Rainbow Rowell lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with her husband and two sons. She''s also the author of Attachments.

Editorial Reviews

"Funny, hopeful, foulmouthed, sexy, and tear-jerking, this winning romance will captivate teen and adult readers alike."-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

 

"Eleanor & Park is a breathless, achingly good read about love and outsiders."

-Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door

 

"The pure, fear-laced, yet steadily maturing relationship Eleanor and Park develop is urgent and breathtaking and, of course, heartbreaking, too."-Booklist (starred review)

 

"Sweet, gritty, and affecting . . . Rainbow Rowell has written an unforgettable story about two misfits in love. This debut will find its way into your heart and stay there."

--Courtney Summers, author of This Is Not a Test and Cracked Up to Be

"Rowell keeps things surprising, and the solution maintains the novel's delicate balance of light and dark." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

 

"In her rare and surprising exploration of young misfit love, Rowell shows us the beauty in the broken."-Stewart Lewis, author of You Have Seven Messages

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