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Rainbow Rowell

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Rainbow Rowell writes books. Sometimes she writes about adults (ATTACHMENTS and LANDLINE). Sometimes she writes about teenagers (ELEANOR & PARK and FANGIRL). But she always writes about people who talk a lot. And people who feel like they're screwing up. And people who fall in love.

When she's not writing, Rainbow is reading comic books, planning Disney World trips and arguing about things that don't really matter in the big scheme of things.

She lives in Nebraska with her husband and two sons.

More at rainbowrowell.com.

I feel like the UK publisher of Fangirl,Macmillan Children’s Books, understands me on a spiritual level. They have a bunch of stuff lined up for my UK visit in July, and it’s all so cute and cool:


A special edition of Fangirl with so many bells and whistles, I’m almost disappointed it’s not scratch-n-sniff. (IMAGINE. PUMPKIN MOCHA LATTE.)


Hardbound, flipped-colors cover, A BUTTER YELLOW RI...

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Eleanor & Park
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 192,765 ratings — published 2012 — 50 editions
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 113,685 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 42,451 ratings — published 2011 — 23 editions
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 24,389 ratings — published 2014 — 20 editions
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My True Love Gave to Me: Tw...
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 456 ratings — published 2014 — 10 editions
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December 2013, Rainbow Rowell
"Who hasn't spent this year falling in love with Eleanor & Park? Or maybe you got drawn into Cath's world in Fangirl! Our 2013 Goodreads Choice Award winner (congrats!) for Best YA Fiction answers your questions." ...More

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This pushed so many of my personal buttons that it's hard for me to think clearly about it. Heartbreaking. Lovely. Couldn't put it down once I started.
Rainbow voted for Eleanor & Park as Best Young Adult Fiction in the Final Round of the 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards.
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Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks
Friends with Boys
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Really lovely and thoughtful. Immediately wanted to share it with my 15-year-old niece.
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Dammit Rainbow, I'm going to be lost for the next week now, with no fictional boyfriend to curl up with at night.

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Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman
Soon I Will Be Invincible
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This book is so beautifully written, it actually took me longer than usual to get through because I kept stopping to reread things. Like -- "Wait, was that paragraph *actually* that breathtaking? Oh my God, IT WAS."

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“Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn't supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.”
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“Holding Eleanor's hand was like holding a butterfly. Or a heartbeat. Like holding something complete, and completely alive.”
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“I want everyone to meet you. You're my favorite person of all time.”
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Aalaa(Ayla) * آلاء Thank you for accepting my friend request! I will be reading Eleanor and Park really soon! :)

Proud Book Nerd Thanks for accepting my friend request! :-) I really enjoyed Attachments, and I hope you have more books in you!

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