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Eleanor and Park
Transcript of Eleanor and Park
Awkward, new girl at school, red hair, wrong clothes, oldest of 5 kids
“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".
“Holding Eleanor’s hand was like holding a butterfly. Or a heartbeat. Like holding something complete, and completely alive”
By Rainbow Rowell
Romeo and Juliet
“Eleanor was right: She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something”
Half Korean, one brother,
loves music and comics
United States 1986
"People want to remember what it's like to be young an in love".
There’s bullying, sibling rivalry, salvation through music and comics, a monstrous stepparent — and I know, we’ve seen all this stuff. But you’ve never seen “Eleanor & Park.” Its observational precision and richness make for very special reading.
A Fault in our Stars
Park’s parents — two of the best-drawn adults I can remember in a young adult novel — serve as evidence that sometimes love conquers the world, and Eleanor’s family is a reminder that sometimes it doesn’t.
Deemed misfits by society, Eleanor and Park fall in love, a love that becomes an escape from their chaotic lives. The book
Eleanor and Park
follows their life together as they try to survive all the obstacles that life throws at them