Title Profile & Character Information

Eleanor and Park

Annotation

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.

Eleanor  Park is the winner of the 2013 Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Best Fiction Book.

 



Awards
2013  Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards

Characters
NameEleanor
GendersFemale
 Female
OccupationsStudent
 Student

NameParker
GendersMale
 Male
OccupationsStudent
 Student

GenreYoung adult fiction
Historical
Romance
TopicsHistory
Romantics
Love
Man-woman relationships
Search for a better life
Emotions
History
Romantics
Love
Man-woman relationships
Search for a better life
Emotions