Eleanor & Park

Love, love will tear us apart . . .

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, author of The Fault in Our Stars,
for 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, Eleanor & Park 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.

Nice things people are saying about Eleanor & Park

“This sexy, smart, tender romance thrums with punk rock and true love.”
— Gayle Forman, bestselling author of If I Stay

“A breathless, achingly good read about love and outsiders.”
— Stephanie Perkins, author of Anna and the French Kiss

“Luscious, delicate . . . tells as vivid a story about young love, mix tapes and comic books as you’re likely to read.”
— Linda Holmes, NPR, “50 Wonderful Things from the Year in Pop Culture.”

“Funny, hopeful, foulmouthed, sexy and tear-jerking, this winning romance will captivate teen and adult readers alike.”
— Kirkus, starred review

“The pure, fear-laced, yet steadily maturing relationship Eleanor and Park develop is urgent and breathtaking and, of course, heartbreaking, too.”
— Booklist, starred review

“An honest, heart-wrenching portrayal of imperfect but unforgettable love.”
— The Horn Book, starred review