About the BookSet over the course of one school year in 1986, this stunning debut tells thestory of two star-crossed misfits falling in love for the first time. 5 1/2 x8 1/4.
#1 New York Times Best Seller!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 Bono met his wife in high school, Park says.
"Funny, hopeful, foulmouthed, sexy, and tear-jerking, this winning romance will captivate teen and adult readers alike." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"Rowell keeps things surprising, and the solution maintains the novel's delicate balance of light and dark." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "The pure, fear-laced, yet steadily maturing relationship Eleanor and Park develop is urgent and breathtaking and, of course, heartbreaking, too." --Booklist (starred review) "An honest, heart-wrenching portrayal of imperfect but unforgettable love." --The Horn Book (winner of The Horn Book Award for fiction) Rowell's humor, tenderness, and sense of detail are extraordinary. --Curtis Sittenfeld for The New Yorker "Eleanor & Park is a breathless, achingly good read about love and outsiders." --Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door "Sweet, gritty, and affecting . . . Rainbow Rowell has written an unforgettable story about two misfits in love. This debut will find its way into your heart and stay there." --Courtney Summers, author of This Is Not a Test and Cracked Up to Be "In her rare and surprising exploration of young misfit love, Rowell shows us the beauty in the broken." --Stewart Lewis, author of You Have Seven Messages "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 "Rowell's writing swings from profane to profound, but it's always real and always raw." --Petra Mayer for NPR Books
About The AuthorRAINBOW ROWELL lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with her husband and two sons. She's also the author of Landline, Fangirl and Attachments.