A funny coming-of-age novel for teenagers from Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park is the story of two misfits falling in love and growing up in 1980s America.
The new girl in town, Eleanor has never felt more alone - with her mad red hair and chaotic home life, she couldn't stick out any more if she tried... When she sits next to the quiet and cool Park, the duo get to know each other and it's not long before sparks are flying as they fall in love.
Through a mountain of mix tapes and late-night conversations, their relationship develops and they come to realise they have both nothing and everything to lose! A sad, shocking, funny and true novel about what it's like to fall in love for the first time, the book is set over the course of one school year in 1986.
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist with the added touch of John Hughes' The Breakfast Club-esque nostalgia, this is a young adult novel with themes that will ring true for any of its target audience - and those who are older!
Truly one of the best books I have ever read. It made me laugh and it really made me cry. I could not put it down, but I didn't want it to end. Eleanor and Park were so real. Only wish there was a sequel as I would love to know what happened to them in the future. Brilliant!!!!!
Get the tissues ready! -
This book, hands down, made me sob like a little girl.
The characters seem so alive that you can almost touch them, it'll have you wanting your own weird boy or at least someone who can love you as much as Park loves Eleanor.
The twist and turns in the plot will have you asking yourself if they'll end up together, or if something will happen causes them to end up not together.
Honestly if you're a fan of John Green then I recommend this, but honestly have your tissues ready because if you cried at TFioS then you'll cry at this.
Incredible Read -
So similar to John Green if you like his books. I usually take around three to four days to read a book of this size, but I demolished this book in around three and a half hours!
It is amazing and will leave you astounded and contemplative. It has a beautiful plot line and I have recommended this book to eleven people.