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
The book was decent. It was not as good as a john green book. Eleanor is whiny and difficult. Park made the romance worthwhile
No. This book was not worthwhile. There were some cute parts, but it was like a movie that's not worth seeing in theaters. If you have the book already, read it. Otherwise, keep shopping
absolutely not......unless its about park
this book is average at best. I would've reread the fault in our stars if I knew this book was just ok
One reviewer said something about how this isn't as much a book for teenagers to read about love, but more like a reflection of teenage love as an adult. I loved the characters and narrators. Great story- but it leads you to a dead end. Absolutely no closure with this book.
This story made me remember all the feelings of being young and falling in love. I loved how this story was so sexy with out having any sex. The words themselves brought feelings back that haven't thought of in years. Great read!!
You'll understand after listening to this book why I felt the need to say something. Remember that one girl that, for whatever reason, she stood out in the crowd? Remember that one really sweet boy who said more in his mind than he would put loud? This is their relationship. It brings back memories of your first love, and also gives you a peek at the insanity that went on behind your neighbors closed doors. It warms your heart, just listen to it
Always on the lookout for my next great read!
This was a wonderful love story- simple but complex and very real. Really excellent narration.
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell is one of those rare books you stumble upon, so filled with magic, that it manages to change your world forever. I can remember having a small conversation with Rainbow Rowell on Twitter sometime last year, but I’d yet to read any of her books. On a trip to the library, I’d came across a copy of Eleanor & Park and added it to my stack. Unfortunately, I never got around to reading it, and had to take the book back.
When Audible had a sale on some titles, and this was E & P was one of them, I jumped at the chance to add it to my library. As my readers know, I’m an audio book fool. Especially if there’s a great narrator, and this book had two: Rebecca Lowman and Sunil Malhotra.
I feel like I could tell you what this book is about, two outcasts fall in love but are torn apart by family and circumstance. But it doesn’t begin to do it justice. Maybe I’m a softy, and that chocolate gooey center is just a sucker for a great love story. I don’t know. This story was innocent, gripping, filled with first loves, and made me ache for something I haven’t felt in years. It was like stepping into a time portal and getting to experience all of that teenage angst for the first time all over again, this time without the homework.
It’s after reading a book like this, that I wish I was friends with the author. I want to call Rainbow up right now, and squee into the phone. I want to know where this came from, who the inspiration was, what her thoughts were. I want to know what she’s thought of doing since. Is there a film in the works. Could one ever do it justice by capturing the magic that was clear in the book. Ahhh well. Someday.
Until that day comes, please check out this book. If you’re up for young love done right, this is where you should start.
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