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Eleanor & Park - Rainbow Rowell

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Published: 30th April 2013
For Ages: 14+ years old
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A moving and funny coming-of-age novel about two misfits falling in love and growing up in 1980s America.

Eleanor is the new girl in town, and she's never felt more alone. All mismatched clothes, mad red hair and chaotic home life, she couldn't stick out more if she tried.

Then she takes the seat on the bus next to Park. Quiet, careful and - in Eleanor's eyes - impossibly cool, Park's worked out that flying under the radar is the best way to get by.

Slowly, steadily, through late-night conversations and an ever-growing stack of mix tapes, Eleanor and Park fall in love. They fall in love the way you do the first time, when you're 16, and you have nothing and everything to lose.

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, Eleanor & Park is funny, sad, shocking and true - an exquisite nostalgia trip for anyone who has never forgotten their first love.

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Eleanor & Park
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to read (6)
  • Engaging characters (6)
  • Page-turner (5)
  • Well written (4)
  • Deserves multiple readings (3)

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5.0

Amazing

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from Bendigo, AU

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Eleanor & Park:

    Amazing book, couldn't put it down.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    AMAZING READ

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    from perth, au

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
    • Page-Turner
    • Well Written

    Cons

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        Comments about Eleanor & Park:

        This book is one of the best books i have ever read

         
        4.0

        Sweet, fun and easy to read... but...

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        from NSW

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        Pros

        • Easy To Read
        • Engaging characters
        • Well Written

        Cons

        • A Bit Slow

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        Comments about Eleanor & Park:

        I enjoyed this book, I did. This is the second higest rating I have given a contemporary young adult novel... most erk me a bit.

        It was well written, beautiful and heart felt. But... it wasn't a page turner for me. I had no issues putting it down and coming back to it later. I wasn't compelled into reading it late into the night. I was contend with the (kind of cliff hanger) ending to leave the lives of Park and Eleanor forever more.

        I believe this is a book for everyone. Light but thought provoking, and I as I have already said - beautiful.

         
        3.0

        Eleanor (without, & Park)

        By 

        from Brisbane, AU

        About Me Everyday Reader

        Pros

        • Easy To Read

        Cons

        • Missed A Huge Plot Story
        • Missing Something

        Best Uses

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        Comments about Eleanor & Park:

        I had been eyeing this book off for a while before i finally purchased it.
        The story:
        I wasn't disappointed but i wasn't in love either. Being told from the third person was different but that didn't make it hard to read. I would love to read a book based on Eleanor's life alone, it was very gripping. I found myself thinking this all the way through this book and it was very hard to get out of my head.
        The Characters:
        Eleanor - is a great character. She is very deep, complicated and confusing but i find her extremely like-able as well. Her family are very diverse characters and their story is very gripping through out this novel. I story based on these characters as i said above would be worth reading.
        Park - was interesting, lacked the depth that Eleanor has, only because there lives are so different.
        Park's mother - was a funny character to read.

         
        5.0

        Amazing

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        from Sydney au

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Read
        • Engaging characters
        • Page-Turner

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel Reading
          • Younger Readers

          Comments about Eleanor & Park:

          This book was although not testing your mind, it opened your heart to make you feel the pain and the push of the first love that people experience, it makes you feel like you in high school again where you get the chance to fall in love from a distance and feel the young love that people loose.

           
          5.0

          Adorable in all the Right Places

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          from AU

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          Pros

          • Engaging characters
          • Page-Turner
          • Well Written

          Cons

            Best Uses

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            • Younger Readers

            Comments about Eleanor & Park:

            Eleanor and Park aren't exactly the two people you would picture to be the protagonists in a contemporary romance novel but the two fit together perfectly.
            This book is just like life with both it's ups and downs. It's a great read but it may not be something younger people may read as some of the scenes might be a bit confronting.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Loved it!!!!

            By 

            from New South Wales, Australia

            About Me Casual Reader

            Pros

            • Easy To Read
            • Engaging characters
            • Page-Turner

            Cons

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                Comments about Eleanor & Park:

                I really enjoyed reading this book. It made me laugh out loud as well as shed a tear. I could relate to the 80's references which were often amusing. It is not just a young adult novel, it is a love story that we can all relate to.

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                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 * An honest, heart-wrenching portrayal of imperfect but unforgettable love * The Horn Book, starred review * Funny, hopeful, foulmouthed, sexy and tear-jerking, this winning romance will captivate teen and adult readers alike * Kirkus, starred review * Good luck putting down Eleanor & Park . . . You'll melt at all the tiny moments that add up to a killer romance * Seventeen * The pure, fear-laced, yet steadily maturing relationship Eleanor and Park develop is urgent and breathtaking and, of course, heartbreaking, too * Booklist, starred review * Rowell keeps things surprising, and the solution - imperfect but believable - maintains the novel's delicate balance of light and dark * Publishers Weekly, starred review * This sexy, smart, tender romance thrums with punk rock and true love * Gayle Forman, bestselling author of If I Stay * 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 * 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 * A breathless, achingly good read about love and outsiders * Stephanie Perkins, author of Anna and the French Kiss * 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 * '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 * The pure, fear-laced, yet steadily maturing relationship Eleanor and Park develop is urgent and breathtaking and, of course, heartbreaking, too * BOOKLIST starred review * 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

                Rainbow Rowell

                Rainbow Rowell writes books. Sometimes she writes about adults (ATTACHMENTS and LANDLINE). Sometimes she writes about teenagers (ELEANOR & PARK and FANGIRL). But she always writes about people who talk a lot. And people who feel like they're screwing up. And people who fall in love. When she's not writing, Rainbow is reading comic books, planning Disney World trips and arguing about things that don't really matter in the big scheme of things. She lives in Nebraska with her husband and two sons.

                Visit Rainbow Rowell's Booktopia Author Page


                ISBN: 9781409120544
                ISBN-10: 1409120546
                Audience: General
                For Ages: 14+ years old
                Format: Paperback
                Language: English
                Number Of Pages: 336
                Published: 30th April 2013
                Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
                Country of Publication: GB
                Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.0  x 2.2
                Weight (kg): 0.24
                Edition Number: 1