Eleanor & Park - Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & Park

By Rainbow Rowell

  • Release Date: 2013-02-26
  • Genre: Romance for Young Adults
Score: 4.5
From 2,645 Ratings


#1 New York Times Best 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.

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


  • A book to reread again and again

    By Ameelia_baxter
    I read this book for the first time when I was a few years younger than Eleanor and Park. I loved it then and still can’t get enough of it now. This book is so sweet and so heartbreaking. Now in my 20s I am just as captivated by the book as I was the first time. This is one of the few books I’ve read again and again.
  • Absolutely Not!!!

    By tacuddles
    I stopped at chapter 8 when I realized how racist this book is. Absolutely not!!! I can’t even finish this filth!
  • Loved it

    By Hunter742
    But God the ending hurts
  • A book like none other. And elephants.

    By LizSweetwater
    I read this in one day because I couldn’t stop. Love friendship school and evil. And good.
  • Unique and sweet

    By nels2714
    This book made me look at love in a new way. I read it in a day and a half and I still think about it two months later. Why are you still reading this review? GO READ THE BOOK!!
  • Amazing dialogue

    By Caroline Goodnight
    If you like conflict and love all at once, please get this book.
  • Everything previous reviews said it would be

    By Jamiam987
    Crazy good book....
  • Soft top

    By moong 23
    The Isuzu 1916 the later CapriOdin .
  • A book that makes you feel

    By Colleenbee21
    It’s so good. It’s so sad. It’s so captivating and beautiful. I loved it. Rainbow, you completely nailed how to describe a first love.
  • Book

    By KaylaZen779