Book Talk Review; Eleanor & ParkTwo misfits. One extraordinary love. Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up.
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell - review
To print the story please do so via the link in the story toolbar. Kasey Kasem counts down the weekly hits on America's Top There are some pretty great memories on this countdown, but you can listen at your leisure. Set in , Eleanor and Park meet on the school bus in a sort of serendipitous kind of way. Although they come from two completely different worlds, Eleanor and Park fit together in the way dreams are made. Before cell phones and mp3 players, there was the Walkman. You could listen to Am or FM radio stations that were within listening range or play cassette tapes.
Eleanor and Park is defiantly not the typical high school romance. Eleanor is the new girl, the girl with the crazy red hair and the strange clothes. Park is the quiet Asian boy who does everything in his power to avoid bringing attention to himself: until Eleanor walks onto the bus. The two awkwardly sit together never speaking, until they come to the conclusion that they share a common interest in comics and good music. Once their barrier of silence is broken they are propelled into a whirlwind of first love. And while neither has a perfect life they manage to find solace with each other. I just have to start with the fact that this book just blew me away.
Eleanor is the new girl in town, and she's never felt more alone. All mismatched clothes, mad red hair and chaotic home life, she couldn't stick.
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She never looked nice. Eleanor … Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.