Eleanor & Park

eleanor and park cover image Eleanor & Park

Rainbow Rowell
Young Adult
St. Martin's Griffin
Hardcover, 336 pages

The teenage years are often remembered as some of the hardest of our lives. This beautiful and haunting love story reminds us of exactly that. This is the story of Eleanor, a "big girl" with red hair, and Park, a half-Korean kid whose passions are comic books and good music. These two meet, fall in love, and quickly discover that their biggest obstacle isn't their relationship, but the pressures of the world around them. By society's standards, Eleanor shouldn't have a boyfriend because she's fat, poor, and dresses funny. Park shouldn't have a girlfriend because he likes wearing eyeliner, and everyone knows that’s gay. Is it possible for their love to conquer and overcome these obstacles? We won't spoil that one for you!