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Eleanor & Park

Rowell, Rainbow (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Rowell, Rainbow
Title: Eleanor & Park
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Griffin,, 2013
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 328 pages ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Rainbow Rowell
Summary: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Alternate Title: Eleanor and Park
ISBN: 9781250012579
1250012570
9781250031211
1250031214
Branch Call Number: y ROWELL 2013
Subject Headings: Dating (Social customs) Juvenile fiction High schools Juvenile fiction Schools Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Love stories
Young adult fiction
Topical Term: Dating (Social customs)
High schools
Schools
LCCN: 2012042136
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Do you remember the first time you heard Joy Division or The Smiths? Have you ever felt awkward and alone (i.e., Were you a teenager at some point?) Do you want to be vividly transported to that very moment? Then you should probably read this book.

In the 1980s two misfits reluctantly meet on the dreaded school bus and slowly get to know one another. The main characters are interesting, unpredictable, and unforgettable.

Two misfits in love: it’s hard to find a book more sweet and funny than this.

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-- Provided by publisher.


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Mar 18, 2014
  • mane_of_locs rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A book that will cause you to sing, sigh and ache as you see these characters experience first love, true love- thorns and all. At the risk of sounding hyperbolic, this is destined to be a classic.

Dec 07, 2013
  • stephaniedchase rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Rowell captures perfectly -- heartbreakingly -- what it is like to be an outsider, to fall in love for the first time, the challenges on the road to adulthood.

Sep 14, 2013
  • Roseevelyn rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

love this book!

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Nov 26, 2013
  • stephaniedchase rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Eleanor & Park Book Trailer

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