Posts Tagged ‘eleanor & park’
Sometimes people say to me, “But Eleanor isn’t REALLY fat, right? I mean, she just THINKS she’s fat.” I never know how to answer that question, but this is how it makes me feel . . .
As an author, it can be extremely frustrating to hear someone else read your words. No matter how great the reader is, they can never match what you hear in your head, and it’s just … irritating.
But I decided to listen to the “Eleanor & Park” audiobook, just for a few minutes, just to get a sense of the production. TWO HOURS LATER, I had to stop because I was getting so emotional.
I LOVED IT. And I got so excited about it, the publisher offered me five copies to give away.
ENTER TO WIN ONE OF THOSE COPIES. HURRY.
This spring, after “Eleanor & Park” came out, I went on a book tour to high schools across the Midwest. A number of questions about the book kept coming up again and again, like:
Why is “Eleanor & Park” set in the ’80s? Is it a true story? Will there be a sequel? What happened to Eleanor’s cat — is the cat okay?
So I decided to write a few blog entries, addressing some of these questions — just in case other people have them, too.
I’m starting with this one: Why is Park Korean?
The first time I was asked this, my answer was: “Um, because he is.”
But the more that it came up, the more I thought about it — and the more realized that there were actually A LOT of reasons why …
I decided to put all four playlists in the same place, for linking purposes. One-stop playlist shopping.
- Is Eleanor fat? Or does Eleanor just THINK she’s fat? Posted on June 20, 2011
- Win a copy of the ‘Eleanor & Park’ audiobook. Posted on June 20, 2011
- Why is Park Korean? Posted on June 20, 2011
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