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Eleanor & Park

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Abby Safley

on 16 December 2014

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Transcript of Eleanor & Park

Eleanor & Park
Eleanor & Park: Characters/Setting
Eleanor: red curly hair, no style, not super skinny
-Step-dad (Richie)
- mom
-four siblings
-Beebi and DeNice
Park
-Dad
-mom
-brother

Set in 1986 Omaha, Nebraska
Summary
Powerful Passage/Favorite Part
Conflicts
Eleanor vs. Herself (man vs. self)
- Dealing with body image and unsure of how to deal with emotions

Park vs. Himself (man vs. self)
-he changes himself as he deals with his relationship with Eleanor

Eleanor vs. Bullies/Step-dad (man vs. man)
-physical and emotional abuse
Abby Safley
Literacy Matters
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Genre: Romance/Novel
Eleanor on the bus at the beginning of the new school year in a new town

As the year goes on, her relationship with Park grows (romance, hanging out)

Eleanor gets bullied at school because of her appearance

Eleanor's home life gets worse (violence, alcoholism)

Eleanor decides to run away to Minnesota and Park helps her
"Then he slid the silk and his fingers into her open palm. And Eleanor disintegrated." -Eleanor

"Holding Eleanor's hand was like holding a butterfly. Or a heartbeat. Like holding something complete, and completely alive." -Park
Themes
Child/domestic abuse
Bullying
Don't give up on what you want. Fight for the people you love.
Opinions
I loved this book because it was well written, romantic, and interesting. Didn't want to put it down.

You would like this novel if you enjoy books like TFIOS, The Notebook, Looking for Alaska, John Green books, or romance novels
"Have you ever had a boyfriend?" Dani asked.
"No," Eleanor said.
Park wasn't a boyfriend, he was a champion.
And they weren't going to break up. Or get bored. Or drift apart.
(They weren't going to become another stupid high school romance.)
-Rainbow Rowell
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