Eleanor og Park er to forelskede sekstenåringer som er kloke nok til å vite at den første kjærligheten sjelden varer, men som likevel er modige og desperate nok til å forsøke.
Rainbow Rowell skriver bøker for unge voksne. Hun skriver alltid om mennesker som har mye på hjertet. Mennesker som har det vanskelig. Og mennesker som blir forelsket. Når hun ikke skriver leser hun tegneserier, hører på musikk og drømmer om å reise. RAINBOW ROWELL bor med mann
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Half-Korean sophomore Park Sheridan is getting through high school by lying low, listening to the Smiths (it's 1986), reading Alan Moore's Watchmen comics, never raising his hand in class, and avoiding the kids he grew up with. Then new girl Eleanor gets on the bus. Tall, with bright red hair and a dress code all her own, she's an instant target. Too nice not to let her sit next to him, Park is alternately resentful and guilty for not being kinder to her. When he realizes she's reading his comics over his shoulder, a silent friendship is born. And slowly, tantalizingly, something more. Adult author Rowell (Attachments), making her YA debut, has a gift for showing what Eleanor and Park, who tell the story in alternating segments, like and admire about each other. Their love is believable and thrilling, but it isn't simple: Eleanor's family is broke, and her stepfather abuses her mother. When the situation turns dangerous, Rowell keeps things surprising, and the solution imperfect but believable maintains the novel's delicate balance of light and dark. Ages 13 up.