February 26th, 2013

Teaser Tuesday | Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

A few teasers to share with you on this books release day!

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

 St. Martin’s Griffin | February 26, 2013 | 320 pages

 

“Why do the X-Men need another girl telepath? she asked.

“This one has purple hair.”

“It’s all so sexist.”

Park’s eyes got wide. Well, sort of wide. Sometimes she wondered if the shape of his eyes affected how he saw things. That was probably the most racist question of all time.

 

Maybe Park had paralyzed her with his ninja magic, his Vulcan handhold, and now he was going to eat her. That would be awesome.

 

Eleanor on nerves and her sense of touch:

Because, if they were always there, how did she manage to turn doorknobs without fainting?

Park’s dad was one of my favorite characters. Here are a few of his lines:

 

“He’s lucky you wear those little tennis shoes,” his dad said, “even in the middle of winter…Seriously, a jump reverse hook?” Park nodded. “Huh. Well, your mom is going to hit the goddamn roof when she sees you. She was at your grandma’s house, crying, when she called me.”

 

“Your mom just wants you to be happy,” he said to Park. “Don’t puss out on our account.” His mother frowned, like she wasn’t sure whether that counted as a dirty word.


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