Title: Eleanor & Park
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Published: February 2013
Summary: Eleanor & Park is the story of two high school students who don’t quite fit in, finding their way through the challenges of school, home, first love, and awkward adolescence.
Why I Am Recommending: This was my very first Rainbow Rowell book, and I actually listened to this book on audiobook, which was very well done and I completely recommend that medium as well. This book instantly swells me with all the feelings. It is incredibly heartwarming and a tender portrayal of these two misfit characters trying to negotiate figuring out who they are and how to manage the cards life has dealt them. The writing is absolutely outstanding. Your heart will ache with them and swoon with them. Told from both Eleanor and Park’s perspectives, this book will take you back to all that is great and awful about high school. Enjoy!