Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell My rating: 5 of 5 stars Eleanor Douglas is a thick-set redhead with a bizarre style of dress and a quirky way about her. Park Sheridan is slight and dark haired, loves comics, Tae Kwon Do, and is the only Asian kid in his school. Eleanor Douglas comes from a broken home, has been kicked out in the past, and recently moved back in with her mother, her a$$hole stepfather, and her four little siblings. Park Sheridan comes from a loving bi-racial family, with only one sibling, two parents who adore one-another, and grandparents who dote on him. Eleanor Douglas wears men's clothes from goodwill, doesn't have a toothbrush, and sometimes has to wash her hair with dog shampoo. She also lives in constant fear of her stepfather's temper. Park Sheridan has a water bed, a walkman with the latest tapes, and cool clothes like band t-shirts and black jeans. He lives in the constant security of knowing he is loved. Eleanor loves books and music- so does Park. Eleanor is fierce, so is Park. Eleanor needs a place to sit on the bus on the first day of school. Park offers her a spot. Enter destiny... Eleanor and Park is equal parts true love story and tragic reality. This book is pure emotion. 5 stars. Ages 14+ for content.
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