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Eleanor & Park | [Rainbow Rowell]

Eleanor & Park

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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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Teens, 2014

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.

©2013 Rainbow Rowell (P)2013 Listening Library

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    kaitlynn 07-10-15
    kaitlynn 07-10-15
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    "Amazing"

    This made me feel all the feels, I laughed I cried, this is a must read

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    chelsea 07-07-15
    chelsea 07-07-15 Member Since 2013
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    "heartfelt story.. didn't want it to end."
    What did you love best about Eleanor & Park?

    I really enjoyed the feeling of falling in love for the first time coming back to me. I loved it when they were first sparking their romance on the bus over comic books & cassette tapes.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This story felt raw. I loved the insight of Eleanor's hardship with her family and how Park helped her getting out of that bad environment.


    Which character – as performed by Rebecca Lowman and Sunil Malhotra – was your favorite?

    I loved them both. Rebecca & Sunil have great voices. They did a great job of making you feel like you were in their heads. They were perfect for this role and I would love to hear any book they narrate.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed, cried, giggled.. felt nervous.. all of the above.


    Any additional comments?

    Rainbow Rowell never fails to right a great book. With these great actors narrating the parts, amazing story.. you will wish this book would never end!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Julie 07-02-15
    Julie 07-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "True love"

    Perfectly written, perfectly narrated, a perfect poignant story of suspense, love and awakening to a shared existence.

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    Eizhan 06-27-15
    Eizhan 06-27-15
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    "Loved It!"

    The narrators voices were fantastic! I loved the story. I have listened to it more than 10 times since I have gotten it! It is also great to fall asleep to when you set the timer! Overall, I highly recommend this audio book!

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    cas 06-24-15
    cas 06-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great!"

    Wonderful coming of age book
    Concerning the struggles of love
    Loved it!
    Nice summer read and enjoyed completely and sincerely

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    Rachel Lange 06-16-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Painful."
    What did you love best about Eleanor & Park?

    I fell in love with the characters as they fell in love with each other. I was riveted by the story.


    Any additional comments?

    The end left me hanging. Nothing was transformative or resolved. Whether this is sadism or laziness on the author's part makes no difference. That's why I subtracted a star from this beautiful book. Don't read it. It's painful.

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    Courtney J. Baird 06-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "An easy, pleasant read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. I thought it was well-written and it definitely kept my interest. I also thought the ending was clever.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked Eleanor and Park equally.


    What about Rebecca Lowman and Sunil Malhotra ’s performance did you like?

    I thought their performances were just OK, to be honest. They weren't my favorite narrators.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Probably.


    Any additional comments?

    It was definitely worth one credit. Was it a great book? No. Was it a good book? Yes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Courtney 06-02-15
    Courtney 06-02-15
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    "Beautiful"

    Honest and true. I loved every bit of this story. Pulled every single heart string! And made me remember my first love. Just beautiful.

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    Rebekah 05-30-15
    Rebekah 05-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Thoroughly Enjoyed"

    I'm super picky about readers, and the ones for this book were actually quite good. My only issue I had was how the male reader read Eleanor's voice. Other than that it was great!

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    Margarita Nieves 05-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "amazing"

    I could not stop listening to this book! I loved every moment of it. Except for the ending. That ending was abrupt and broke my little heart because it was way too abrupt but definitely still worth listening to

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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