Waiting on Wednesday: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

February 20, 2013 / 17 Comments / Book Memes, Uncategorized, Waiting on Wednesday

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating.

This week’s WoW pick is coming out next week: 

Author: Rainbow Rowell 

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Expected publication date: February 26th 2013

From Goodreads: 
“Bono met his wife in high school,” Park says.
“So did Jerry Lee Lewis,” Eleanor answers.
“I’m not kidding,” he says.
“You should be,” she says, “we’re sixteen.”
“What about Romeo and Juliet?”
“Shallow, confused, then dead.”
”I love you,” Park says.
“Wherefore art thou,” Eleanor answers.
“I’m not kidding,” he says.
“You should be.”

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, ELEANOR AND PARK is the story of two star-crossed misfits – smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love – and just how hard it pulled you under.

So apparently I am the LAST PERSON ON EARTH who hasn’t heard of this adorable novel. I’m losing myself all over it. It’s so twee, so whimsical – just look at the cover! 1986! First love! An Asian character! A blurb by Gayle Forman! 
Seriously, how did I miss this one? You can bet that I’ll be running out for this next week. 

Have you heard about Eleanor & Park? Are you as excited as I am? If not, what’s on your waiting-impatiently list this week?

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17 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

  1. I heard of this one recently too, and I can't wait to read it. One of the early reviewers called it 'sweet, but not too sweet.' I'm hoping it lives up to my expectations. Nice pick!

    If you'd like, you can check out my WoW here.

  2. I know that I have already commented, but I am too excited to hold it in. I just brought this book home with me from the library and I am so excited to finally get started. The more that I hear about it, the better it sounds. Like it may just be up there with The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson, my first and absolute favorite contemporary!

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