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Eleanor & Park (edition 2013)

by Rainbow Rowell

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Title:Eleanor & Park
Authors:Rainbow Rowell
Info:St. Martin's Griffin (2013), Hardcover, 320 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****1/2
Tags:2013, Fiction, Romance

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Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

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Eleanor and Park do not run around the same circles until they met unexpectedly on their school bus. Park shared his interests in music and comics with Eleanor; they became friends. Eventually, they fall for each other.

I was someone like Eleanor--fat girl, bushy hair, getting bullied, hates PE, and a loner-- still does, maybe but I never got Park. Meh. The story's too good to be true so it hurts lol. What I really mean to say is that it's cute that they complement each other. The teenage story is so cheesy and I like cheese. The plot may be cliché, but Rowell is good in making butterflies to flutter in stomach. ( )
  phoibee | Apr 23, 2017 |
Entirely lovable
  chronic | Mar 23, 2017 |
I never knew that a scene of two people holding hands, could make me feel so much. This has to be one of the sweetest, loveliest, heartbreaking, hopeful stories I've read.
I implore Rainbow Rowell to continue Eleanor and Park's story. I don't want to leave these characters yet. A mere 325 pages were not nearly enough. ( )
  BooksForTheLiving | Mar 20, 2017 |
The only reason I did not read this book in one go is because my life did not allow it. Really, really good read: loving is easy, living is truly hard.
  jwryn | Feb 27, 2017 |
Entiendo por qué ha gustado tanto esta novela, y lo comparto en parte. Está muy bien narrada (aunque en el último episodio se salta la cronología lineal que hay a lo largo de toda la novela), y los personajes se hacen querer, porque Eleanor me ha llegado un poco más hondo de lo habitual; llorar por ella no es algo que haga habitualmente, pero es que soy una sentimental xD
Y la relación amorosa tiene su sentido, da sus pasos, y no se convierte en la típica novela adolescente de "oh, los protagonistas tienen un enamoramiento fugaz y se aman eternamente".

Otra cosa que me ha encantado son las referencias. Eleanor haciendo mención a la Enterprise, o lo de la Fuerza; y una de las amigas de ella, haciendo mención a los combates de Rocky en cierto momento. (El tema de cómics no lo comento, que no lo tengo tan a mano.) No se puede negar que la autora vivió la época muy de cerca, y que esas cosas estaban en auge en esta época.
Y en cuanto caes en ello, te das cuenta de que lo estaban viviendo.

En fin, voy a releer mis pasajes preferidos, y a ver si puedo leer Fangirl, que creo que también me gustará :) ( )
  Owdormer | Feb 26, 2017 |
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I have never seen anything quite like “Eleanor & Park.” Rainbow Rowell’s first novel for young adults is a beautiful, haunting love story — but I have seen those. It’s set in 1986, and God knows I’ve seen that. There’s bullying, sibling rivalry, salvation through music and comics, a monstrous stepparent — and I know, we’ve seen all this stuff. But you’ve never seen “Eleanor & Park.” Its observational precision and richness make for very special reading.
added by melmore | editNew York Times, John Green (Mar 8, 2013)
 
I loved it - though the mood relies upon slow accretion which takes a while to fruit. Admit to finding the first third(ish) totally dull.
 

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Rainbow Rowellprimary authorall editionscalculated
Gorovoy, AnnaDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Grlic, OlgaCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lowman, RebeccaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Malhotra, SunilNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Russell, HarrietCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For Forest, Jade, Haven, and Jerry -
and everyone else in the back of the truck
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He'd stopped trying to bring her back.
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He loved how much they loved each other. It was the thing he thought about when he woke up scared in the middle of the night. Not that they loved him -- they were his parents, they had to love him. That they loved each other. They didn't have to do that.
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"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"--

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