Hey guys, welcome to our Eleanor & Park read-along discussion post for Chapters 11-19. Apologies for getting this up so late!
First, some thoughts from read-along participants:
“I loved the line on 71 where Park compares Eleanor’s hands to a heartbeat and butterflies which I thought was so good.” – Ardo @ A. A. Omer
The HAND-HOLDING. Holy cow. I felt like my pages were bursting into flames at that moment. – Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit
Park is just so sweet- almost to the point of being too perfect. – Rachel @ Reading Timbits
Those first phone convos as a teen with your crush…sigh. So cute. – Angela @ Reading Angels
I did feel it was a little early for some of the things that were dropped in this conversation, but I think that these feelings do come quickly (or at least we felt they did) as teens. – Angela @ Reading Angels
I took offense when Eleanor said she didn’t like Batman. Hopefully Park’s suggestion of reading the Dark Knight Returns (Smart boy) will rectify this. – Ardo @ A. A. Omer
I keep having this feeling of dread every time there is an interaction between Richie and Eleanor’s mom. – Rachel @ Reading Timbits
Could Eleanor’s home life be any worse? – Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit
I may have accidentally read a little ahead (I’m only got to 33 before I realized I had not stopped…LOL). – Angela @ Reading Angels
Questions for Discussion:
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