Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
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Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Release Date: February 26, 2013
For some reason, this book just struck me with WANT as soon as I saw it. (This may or may not have been influenced by that cover that I adore to pieces.) I love the simplicity of a novel just about love and trying to make it work in high school. Sounds like a good time! Plus, Gayle Forman blurbed it. I must read it."Bono met his wife in high school," Park says."So did Jerry Lee Lewis," Eleanor answers."I’m not kidding," he says."You should be," she says, "we’re sixteen.""What about Romeo and Juliet?""Shallow, confused, then dead."''I love you," Park says."Wherefore art thou," Eleanor answers."I’m not kidding," he says."You should be."Set over the course of one school year in 1986, ELEANOR AND PARK is the story of two star-crossed misfits – smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love – and just how hard it pulled you under.