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Teen Book Review

'Eleanor & Park'

Eleanor & Park book coverI want to eat this book like Eleanor wants to eat Park's face!

That sounds crazy, I know. Don't get worried. No cannibalism takes place in this book. But, I devoured it. Read it in a few days. Laughed aloud and cried.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell is a refreshing love story set in 1986 about two music-loving, graphic novel-reading teens. Park is a Korean-American punk music enthusiast who also knows Tae Kwon Do
. Eleanor is a redhead bibliophile who wears amazing thrift store clothes & accessories. They slowly become friends. Their friendship blooms into an honest and necessary love. Nothing will stand in their way . . . except maybe doubt, bullies and family drama . . . maybe.

Eleanor & Park is definitely my favorite teen book of 2013. I know it's only May. But, I'm sure no other YA title will affect me the way this book has.

Eat, I mean, read Eleanor & Park. Tell your friends about it. The novel is great for both teens and adults. John Green wrote a glowing review about it in The New York Times. Visit author Rainbow Rowell's awesome blog too! Pick up and enjoy your copy of 
Eleanor & Park today!
- J. Felton