by Rainbow Rowell

Reviewer Rating:


Eleanor and Park is an unusual and incredible story of teenage love.

Eleanor is big and awkward with crazy red hair and even crazier clothes.  The first day she walks on the bus as the new kid in school, nobody wants her to sit next to them.  Finally, frustrated and angry, Park swears and tells her to sit down next to him.  For weeks, they sit together riding to and from school without saying a word.  Slowly their relationship develops.  The Asian kid and the big awkward girl are an unlikely couple but they share a deep love.  Eleanor and Park are not normal teens but seem like typical teens because they are a little weird. 

The story takes place in the 1980's. If you didn’t live through the 80’s, some of the pop culture references might be a little distracting, but the story is timeless.


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