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.
“Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it’s like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it’s like to be young and in love with a book.” -- John Green, The New York Times Book Review
Eleanor & Park has been recognized as A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2013, A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013, A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2013, and an NPR Best Book of 2013.
Their relationship grows gradually -- making each other mixed tapes (it is 1986 after all) and discussing X-Men characters--until they both find themselves looking forward to the bus ride more than any other part of the day. Things aren’t easy: Eleanor is bullied at school and then goes home to a threatening family situation; Park’s parents do not approve of Eleanor’s awkward ways. Ultimately, though, this is a book about two people who just really, really like each other and who believe that they can overcome any obstacle standing in the way of their happiness. It’s a gem of a book. --Caley Anderson
|Recommended Age||15 and up|
|Publication Date||Feb 26, 2013|
|Publisher||St. Martin's Griffin|