71 pages 2 hours read

Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor and Park

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2012

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Chapters 49-58Chapter Summaries & Analyses

Chapter 49 Summary: Eleanor

This is yet another incredibly short chapter. It is comprised of Eleanor’s thoughts about how Richie looks at her. She thinks it is the way someone looks at a person when they know that one day they will finally get their opportunity to destroy them.

Chapter 50 Summary: Park

Park tries to persuade Eleanor that everything will be okay by the morning but Eleanor is adamant that she has to keep running from Richie. Eleanor finally reveals to Park that Richie has been writing the terrible messages on her notebooks. Park suggests that Eleanor could stay with her dad, but she is positive that that is also a bad idea. She mentions that her uncle might be willing to “let me come up to St. Paul early” (298).

Park asks her when she has to leave and Eleanor insists that she has to go that very night. Eleanor tells Park that she plans to take the bus, but she knows that she will really have to hitchhike. Park tells her that he will drive her to her uncle’s house instead. Park knows that doing so will get him grounded, but he is willing to accept this consequence.