I absolutely, positively loved Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. I felt like I was 16 again! The author did a great job of bringing both Eleanor and Park to life. As the reader, you can put yourself into those kid’s shoes and feel everything they were feeling. I bought this book for my teenage daughter (again, just like the Divergent, Insurgent, and Allegiant) and ending up reading it myself. Great book for teens and parents alike!
Goodreads describes the book:
One extraordinary love.
Eleanor… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor.
Park… He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There’s a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises…Park.
Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.
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