Eleanor & Park

Eleanor & Park

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Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell is a romance novel originally published in 2012. This book won the Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2013 and Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Best Fiction Book in 2014.

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  • Rebecca Hoffman
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This is a story of one's first true love, when both participants are around the age of 16 years old. Not only is this a charming story, but it is targeted towards youngsters of this age, while still treating these readers as having an elevated intelligence; some reviewers have included quotes from the book that reveal an enchanting use of words. However, apart from a plot line in which one character is "different" from the other, I cannot find any reference to "interracial" about this book. This book may or may not fit the category of "with interracial couples" in "best romance books"."
  • Sharon Gomez
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Eleanor & Park is a great coming of age story set in 1986. Two star crossed lovers in high school wonder if first love can last, and frankly if it should last. This book is mainly for teens or young adults, but I enjoyed it because I was in high school in the 1980's. This book is very relate-able and enjoyable. Highly recommended for valley girls and guys alike."
  • Ridhi Chattopadhyay
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This was a fascinating read, set in the time where I'd have been the ages of these characters in this year. I was enjoyed the story, and was happy to pass it on to my own daughter. The conflict occurring between the couple because of racial issues was unfortunately accurate, and surprised me as much now as it did back then that it is still even an issue."
  • Linda Austin
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This solution solves the problem, because it is about a teenager who has to maneuver teenage life. She is in a relationship and faces everyday teenage struggles while trying to make her relationship work with her boyfriend."
  • Roy Mills
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "I'm not into sappy love stories but Eleanor & Park is different. It's real and deep as evident by its Printz Award win."
  • Roy Warren
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This isn't the best third person book but it is okay. If you really like these books and need another to try out check it out I guess."
  • James Stevens
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "The relationship between Elanor, teen aged girl, and Park, an actual park situated a block from Elanor's house, was richer and more interesting than you might think. The love story suckered me in and kept my attention up until the ending in which we (spoiler alert!) find out that Park is actually a breeding ground for rats and other vermin."
    Carl Hayes
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This is what I would call one of the better books in the new wave of young adult fiction that treats its subject with candor and intelligence. It's a romance (a great romance! With Asian heroes!) but not in a corny way. It has real depth and I will definitely enjoy reading it again."
  • Jose Newman
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Eleanor & Park is a novel for children. It is fiction and was published in 2012. It has some drama and adventure elements. However, it is classified as a romance novel. Has amazing characters and a fun plot. You will smile a lot reading this novel!"
  • William Ward
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "a well paced and well earned romance novel for the ages, yo should read it as soon as possible "
  • Billy Fox
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This is so good in a sea of YA novels that are pretty cookie cutter. My niece was reading this and I picked it up out of curiosity and ended up reading it in one go. It was pretty sad, but also realistic. It will for sure remind you of what it was like to have feelings at that age."
    Marisol Carrillo
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "I don't know what it means to be realistic. What is realistic? I think this book is realistic. And it's a novel. And it's great. So that makes it a great realistic novel. "
  • Judy Cole
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "What the world really needs now, along with those tried and true, and tested romance story of antiquity, is a fresh batch of modern romance, that relate to who we are in today's society. Younger readers will find themselves wrapped up in the story line, page, by blessed page."
  • Emily Silva
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This is a nice book for those who like romance novels. I generally don't read them but I did like this one."
  • Amy Chen
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "If you have a daughter or a young girl in your life, this is a good book. It doesn't really speak to the male audience but girls seem to like it. My daughter did and so did I. It was a bit sappy and full of angst, but enjoyable."
  • Kathryn Herrera
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This is a really interesting book, though maybe not my favourite. The best part is easily the number of characters from different backgrounds they manage to incorporate."
  • Rachel Ramirez
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I was shopping for the best young adult realistic fiction novels and came across this product. It's absolutely wonderful and exactly what I was looking for!"
  • Teresa Henderson
    Written on February 13, 2019
    "I can remember my highschool sweetheart before...unfortunately we didn't end up together. But I also reached a point where my mind knows the real answers to my question because I thought I was smart yet I gave it a try. Indeed, first love never dies."
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