71 pages 2 hours read

Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor and Park

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2012

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Essay Topics


Do you think Park and Eleanor made a good couple, or were they just two teenagers who had a good time with each other while they could? Support your opinion with textual evidence.


Richie is the obvious antagonist of the book, but the narrative offers no explanation for his behavior. In your opinion, why is Richie the way he is? Why is he angry and hateful and dangerous?


What makes Park’s dad different from Eleanor’s dad? What make him different from Eleanor’s stepdad?