#1 New York Times Best SellerEleanor & Park reminded me not just what it's like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it's like to be young and in love with a book.-John Green, The New York Times Book Review 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. A New York Times Best Seller
A 2014 Michael L. Printz Honor Book for Excellence in Young Adult Literature
Eleanor & Park is the winner of the 2013 Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Best Fiction Book.
A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2013
A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013
A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2013
An NPR Best Book of 2013
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 8.45h x 5.89w x 1.09d
Age Range: 13-18
Reading Level: 3.8
Point Value: 11
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 157569 / Eleanor & Park
Award: Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award - Winner
Award: Virginia Readers Choice Award - Nominee
Award: Iowa High School Book Award - Winner
Award: Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers - Winner
Award: Black-Eyed Susan Award - Winner
Award: Tayshas Reading - Highly Commended
Award: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - Recommended
Award: Volunteer State Book Awards - Nominee
Award: Colorado Blue Spruce Award - Nominee
Award: Rhode Island Teen Book Award - Winner
Award: Delaware Diamonds Award - Nominee
Award: Sequoyah Book Awards - Nominee
Award: Evergreen Young Adult Book Award - Nominee
Award: Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards - Winner
Award: Young Reader's Choice Award - Nominee
Award: Michael L. Printz Award - Honor Book
Award: California Young Reader Medal - Nominee
Award: Indies Choice Book Awards - Winner
Award: Cybils - Finalist
Award: Louisiana Teen Readers' Choice - Nominee
Award: Gateway Readers Award - Nominee
Award: Florida Teens Read - Winner
Voice of Youth Advocates 12/01/2012 - Recommended - Hard To Beat
Publishers Weekly 12/10/2012
Kirkus Reviews 12/15/2012
Booklist 01/01/2013 pg. 98
Romantic Times 03/01/2013 pg. 45 - Very Good
School Library Journal 02/01/2013 pg. 113
New York Times Book Review 03/10/2013 pg. 17
New York Times Book Review 03/17/2013 pg. 30
Horn Book Magazine 05/01/2013 pg. 93
People Weekly 08/12/2013 pg. 67
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2013 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style
PW Best Children's Books 11/11/2013 pg. 28
SLJ's Best Books 12/01/2013 pg. 37
Kirkus Best Young-Adult Books 12/01/2013 pg. 57
NY Times Notable Bks of Year 12/08/2013 pg. 35
Entertainment Weekly 12/27/2013 pg. 99
Booklist Ed Choice Youth 01/01/2014 pg. 14
Entertainment Weekly 06/27/2014 pg. 23
About the Author
RAINBOW ROWELL lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with her husband and two sons. She's also the author of Landline, Fangirl and Attachments.