Posts Tagged ‘park’

Why is Park Korean?

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 …

Park, Side B — an “Eleanor & Park” playlist

So this is the fourth and final “Eleanor & Park” ´╗┐playlist, and I have to say, I’m sad to be almost done. I thought that writing about these playlists would be a tedious chore. (My literary agent suggested I do it.) But it made me feel connected to Eleanor and Park again, and helped me understand why I made some of the choices that I did.