Title: Eleanor and Park
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pub Date: 02/26/13
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book: So this book, Eleanor and Park, you should read it. You should read it because it discusses body image and poverty. You should read it because the writing crackles with emotion and energy. But the real reason you should read it, is because it will make you laugh and cry and melt your heart.
Age Range: 12 through 17
Quality: 5Q Hard to imagine a better book
Popularity: 5P Everyone wants to read it
Annotation: Eleanor just moved to a new school, and back in with her mom and abusive stepdad. Park just tried to fly beneath the radar. They were not supposed to happen, but a tender love grew out of comic books, bus rides, and insecurity.
tags: contemporary / realistic fiction / historical fiction / romance / love / coming-of-age / challenged book / ya lit