Eleanor & Park a novel

by Rowell, Rainbow.

Format: Book on CD 2013
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 8 copies
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Eleanor is the new girl in town, and she's never felt more alone. All mismatched clothes, mad red hair and chaotic home life; she couldn't stick out more if she tried. Then she takes the seat on the bus next to Park. Quiet, careful and in Eleanor's eyes impossibly cool. Slowly, steadily, through late-night conversations and an ever-growing stack of mixed tapes, Eleanor and Park fall in love. They fall in love the way you do the first time, when you're 16.
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 16 .
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, this 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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Right from the start of this tender debut, readers can almost hear the clock winding down on Eleanor and Park. After a less than auspicious start, the pair quietly builds a relationship while riding the bus to school every day, wordlessly sharing comics and eventually music on the commute. Their worlds couldn't be more different. Park's family is idyllic: his Vietnam vet father and Korean immigrant mother are genuinely loving. Meanwhile, Eleanor and her younger siblings live in poverty under the constant threat of Richie, their abusive and controlling stepfather, while their mother inexplicably caters to his whims. The couple's personal battles are also dark mirror images. Park struggles with the realities of falling for the school outcast; in one of the more subtle explorations of race and the other in recent YA fiction, he clashes with his father over the definition of manhood. Eleanor's fight is much more external, learning to trust her feelings about Park and navigating the sexual threat in Richie's watchful gaze. In rapidly alternating narrative voices, Eleanor and Park try to express their all-consuming love. You make me feel like a cannibal, Eleanor says. The pure, fear-laced, yet steadily maturing relationship they develop is urgent, moving, and, of course, heartbreaking, too.--Jones, Courtney Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Eleanor is the new girl, big, red-haired, dressed with a defiantly grungy lack of style, and a perfect target for ridicule and harassment in half-Korean sophomore Park's Omaha, Neb., high school. Park doesn't even want the weirdo sitting by him on the bus. But no one else will share a seat with Eleanor, so he-a misfit himself-reluctantly offers. Each day that passes gives them a chance to learn more about each other-the books they like, the music they share. They start to rely on each other to get through difficult times with their families and classmates. And eventually what they have becomes love. Narrators Rebecca Lowman and Sunil Malhotra turn in superb performances in their portrayal of Eleanor and Park. Despite her age, there is nothing sweet or childlike about Eleanor, and Lowman refrains from portraying her that way. Lowman's voice and tone believably capture the too-mature-too-soon strength of a girl living a hard life. Malhotra has a rich, smooth delivery, and perfectly renders Park as he fluctuates between confidence and insecurity. Listeners of all ages will be able to enjoy this audio edition. Ages 13-up. A St. Martin's Griffin hardcover. (Feb.)? Nonfiction (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects First loves -- Fiction.
Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction.
High schools -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher New York :Listening Library,2013
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Lowman, Rebecca.
Malhotra, Sunil.
Participants/Performers Read by Rebecca Lowman and Sunil Malhotra.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Compact disc.
Duration: 9:00:00.
Description 7 audio discs (540 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780385368261
9780385368285 (library ed.)
0385368283 (library ed.)
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