Title Profile & Character Information

Eleanor and Park

Annotation

#1New York TimesBest Seller!

"Eleanor & 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.

ANew York Times Best Seller!
A 2014 Michael L. Printz Honor Book for Excellence in Young Adult Literature
Eleanor & Park is the winner of the 2013Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Best Fiction Book.
APublishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2013
ANew York Times Book ReviewNotable Children's Book of 2013
AKirkus ReviewsBest Teen Book of 2013
An NPR Best Book of 2013



Awards
2013  Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards
2013  Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books
2014  IRA Children's Book Awards
2015  Black-Eyed Susan Book Award
2014  Indies' Choice Book Award
2013  School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
2014-2015  Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award
2016  Garden State Teen Book Award
2017  Land of Enchantment Book Award

Characters
NameEleanor
GenderFemale
OccupationStudent

NameParker
GenderMale
OccupationStudent
TraitKorean American

GenreYoung adult
Love story
Romance
    --Humorous
Family
Fiction
TopicsHigh school students
First loves
Friendship
Adolescence
Teenagers
Self-discovery
Falling in love
Moving
Comic books
Family relationships
SettingOmaha, Nebraska
Nebraska