Eleanor & Park
A New York Times Bestseller"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." 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.
A moving and funny coming-of-age novel about two misfits falling in love and growing up in 1980s America.
2013 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children's Literature
Reminded me not just what it's like to be young and in love, but what it's like to be young and in love with a book -- John Green, author of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS The pure, fear-laced, yet steadily maturing relationship Eleanor and Park develop is urgent and breathtaking and, of course, heartbreaking, too BOOKLIST starred review 'If you haven't come across it before, we very much recommend Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor And Park, which is a gut-punch of a love story that we downloaded and raced through in one train journey.' EMERALD STREET Reminded me not just what it's like to be young and in love, but what it's like to be young and in love with a book John Green, author of The Fault in our Stars A breathless, achingly good read about love and outsiders Stephanie Perkins, author of Anna and the French Kiss Eleanor and Park is completely beautiful. Set in 1986 and full of retro pop culture references, it's a book I want to share with everyone... I don't think a single person could read this book and not have their heart melted. ONCE UPON A BOOKCASE Deliriously beautiful ... My only problem with this book was that I finished it. And I knew I wanted to keep it in my life, always Jenny Bird for Forever Young Adult This sexy, smart, tender romance thrums with punk rock and true love Gayle Forman, bestselling author of If I Stay Rowell keeps things surprising, and the solution - imperfect but believable - maintains the novel's delicate balance of light and dark Publishers Weekly, starred review The pure, fear-laced, yet steadily maturing relationship Eleanor and Park develop is urgent and breathtaking and, of course, heartbreaking, too Booklist, starred review Good luck putting down Eleanor & Park ... You'll melt at all the tiny moments that add up to a killer romance Seventeen Funny, hopeful, foulmouthed, sexy and tear-jerking, this winning romance will captivate teen and adult readers alike Kirkus, starred review An honest, heart-wrenching portrayal of imperfect but unforgettable love The Horn Book, starred review a perfect book and I recommend it to everyone over the age of thirteen. I don't believe I have conveyed even a fraction of how utterly fantastic it was and all I can do is prompt you to grab a copy and brace yourself GUARDIAN ONLINE
Rainbow Rowell is a newspaper columnist in Omaha, Nebraska, where she lives with her husband and two sons. Find out more at www.rainbowrowell.com