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.
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Good Lord, the intensity of the swoon in this book. Rowell writes romantic scenes in a way that feels completely honest to her characters, is breathtaking in its innocence, and yet…you might want to set your air conditioning to it's coldest setting, ifyouknowwhatimsayin'.Read Full Review of Eleanor & Park | See more reviews from Kirkus
I love the way she writes normally in normal-ish situations. I think she likes to write set in the past-Eleanor and Park is set in the 80's and Attachments is set in 1999. Overall I think she is just a fabulous writer and I wish I could put words on a piece of paper like she does.Read Full Review of Eleanor & Park | See more reviews from Guardian
They were young and they were realistic; realistic enough to know that they belonged together. Eleanor and Park will become heroes on my bookshelf. Especially Park. I really want a boyfriend like him.Read Full Review of Eleanor & Park | See more reviews from Guardian
Not only can Rowell write a kick-ass plot and characters, her actual writing was frankly some of the best I have read in a long time. Whatever came out of either characters mouth was silky and beautiful.Read Full Review of Eleanor & Park | See more reviews from Guardian
The joy and wonder of teenage love is cut with the awkwardness and fumbling that goes along with it. The vicious cruelty and bullying teens can show at the least sign of not fitting in is hard to read about...I think the way is cleared for a future for them and that their chance at it is a good one.Read Full Review of Eleanor & Park | See more reviews from Dear Author
The book, told in 3rd person dual narrative, features two remarkably fleshed out and finely crafted characters. And I would be hard pressed to say who I loved more, or whose narrative I enjoyed more.Read Full Review of Eleanor & Park
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