Monday, May 11, 2015

Abe Lincoln 2015 is over...

And the winner is...

Half-Korean sophomore Park Sheridan is getting through high school by lying low, never raising his hand in class, and avoiding the kids he grew up with. 
Then new girl Eleanor gets on the bus. Tall, with bright red hair and a dress code all her own, she’s an instant target. Too nice not to let her sit next to him, Park is alternately resentful and guilty for not being kinder to her. When he realizes she’s reading his comics over his shoulder, a silent friendship is born. 

And slowly, tantalizingly, something more. 

Rowell has a gift for showing what Eleanor and Park, who tell the story in alternating segments, like and admire about each other. Their love is believable and thrilling, but it isn’t simple: Eleanor’s family is broke, and her stepfather abuses her mother. When the situation turns dangerous, Rowell keeps things surprising, and the solution—imperfect but believable—maintains the novel’s delicate balance of light and dark.  - -Publishers' Weekly Review


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