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Eleanor & Park Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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They find themselves sitting together on the school bus every day. Over time they're reluctantly drawn together by sharing Park's X-Men and Watchmen comic books. Despite their friends' derision and their families' dismay and disapproval, they fall in love over mix tapes featuring The Cure and the Smiths. A larger, more dangerous threat looms over one of them, skillfully woven throughout the story and coming to a climax in a way that will have you reading faster and faster to find out what happens.
This story of first love---how it's almost always intense and heart-breakingly doomed, how you feel desperate and hopeless and wildly hopeful all at the same time---will take you right back to those thrilling stomachache-y days when you felt like you would suffocate under the weight of the love and lust you felt, and just holding your beloved's hand was enough to make you walk on air for weeks.
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.
It was the banter between these two that I found intriguing. Plus, I am a product of the eighties...if I thought I could get away with it, I would probably still where my hair in some ridiculous angular cut. Okay, not really but you will still find me lovingly listening to "new wave" music while I clean my house. Anyway, what I'm saying is the book seamed like something I would like.
I was wrong.
This book is something that I loved.
When I read on my Kindle, I highlight all the bits I want to remember for when I write my review. There are usually a handful. If you peak at my Eleanor & Park file there is yellow all over the place. There is so much good stuff here, it has it all.
Eleanor has a rough life and that is putting it mildly.Read more ›
I wasn't expecting what I received from reading this book. How to explain what I did get...and the following isn't intended to be melodramatic.
I was sucker punched, emotionally invested (hugely), horrified, awed, saddened, at times uplifted, grateful for some aspects of human nature and then human nature made me horrified by morally repugnant events. I guess what I'm trying to communicate without being overly sappy (and failing) how much this book made me feel. Highs and lows. It was demoralizing and insightful at the same time. There are so many simple moments of raw emotion on each opposite end of the spectrum and they transition so rapidly, you find yourself going, whoah how'd we get here when we were literally just over there? But in a good way.
It is an emotional roller coaster, but one of simplicity. The writing is fairly clean and well presented. The characters are complex in their simplicity and they invoked strong reactions in me. I wanted to get to the next sentence, paragraph, and page as quickly as possible to find out more about them. I was cheering and jeering alternately for almost each primary figure and several secondary ones.
The book starts a little slow and then when you're not looking or expecting it, your stomach drops out on you, just like riding a roller coaster. All of a sudden your roped into this complex scenario which almost everyone who's been in high school has experienced to a lesser or greater degree.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is one of the best realistic-fiction books I have read in quite awhile. The characters sink into your heart and bring you back to all the hard feelings that come along with... Read morePublished 16 hours ago by Cheney Hunter
Cute book, I loved that it was a story that could have taken place now, but instead she set it in the 80's.Published 1 day ago by Alcinnon
All I have to say that this book is not only excellent but extremely real and emotional. My heart is aching with the feels and I don't know what else to say.Published 2 days ago by v.click
I had trouble putting this book down. It was an easy read, a sweet story about first love. Younger readers or readers from a conservative background may not enjoy the book as much... Read morePublished 2 days ago by My Name Is Nobody
This book definitely has a lot of sweet moments. And young love is always adorable, but I struggle with a lot of things in the story. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Victoria Prickett
Great ya read romance danger ect, leaves you wanting more, im probably going to read it again. Three more words.Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
Spoiler Alert!!! Just kidding, absolutely nothing happens in this book to spoil you on.... I waited and waited and waited for a plot twist and nothing.Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer