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Eleanor & Park

Rowell, Rainbow (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Eleanor & Park


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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.
Authors: Rowell, Rainbow
Title: Eleanor & Park
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Griffin,, [2013]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 328 pages ;,22 cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: 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.
Audience: 580
Alternate Title: Eleanor and Park
ISBN: 9781250012579
1250012570
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Comment by: nanin24 Report This Aug 20, 2013

This is such a good book oh my gosh.I even cried.Do you know how much it takes to make me cry??A whole lot.I absolutely loved it.


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Probably the best book that I've read this year. I liked it more than The Fault In Our Stars, but they're both written beautifully!

This is such a good book oh my gosh.I even cried.Do you know how much it takes to make me cry??A whole lot.I absolutely loved it.

Report This Jun 17, 2013
  • jeanner222 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Omaha, Nebraska. 1986. Park is a misfit—he loves comic books and punk music. His mom is Korean, and his dad isn’t. Then comes Eleanor. . . new kid on the bus. Big red curls and a curvy body to match. And the craziest clothes Park has ever seen. Neither Eleanor nor Park live charmed lives, but Eleanor’s is really the pits. Park is her savior, her champion. Ah, young love! I think this novel is a victim of its own hype. It’s a nice romance for young adults. Eleanor and Park are quirking and charming. But Eleanor’s problems are really dark, and frankly, the writing doesn’t ring true for me. It’s worth the time to read, but it really isn’t all that. Heck, even the eighties references aren’t all that good.

Report This Feb 04, 2013
  • BunnyFish54 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I read this book for Book Club at my school. I absolutely adored it! No words can describe how amazing it was. It made my heart flutter and for once the "love at first sight" plot was realistic. Eleanor and Park had many problems to face at home and at school but they found solace and love in each other. This book was romantic and funny yet sad but powerful. I highly recomend it.

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