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Rainbow Rowell

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About this author

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.

Hey! I’ve got someFangirlnews!

On May 12, 2015, you can get aFangirlspecial edition featuring gorgeous fan art and an excerpt from my upcoming Simon Snow novel,Carry On.


BUT WAIT! Why are there three colors?

Because Barnes & Noble gets berry pink; Indigo Chapters in Canada gets yellow; and Amazon and other retailers get bubblegum pink.

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Average rating: 4.07 · 651,533 ratings · 84,135 reviews · 9 distinct works · Similar authors
Eleanor & Park
4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 318,014 ratings — published 2012 — 80 editions
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 177,243 ratings — published 2013 — 43 editions
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 69,938 ratings — published 2011 — 30 editions
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3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 71,614 ratings — published 2014 — 31 editions
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Carry On
4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 270 ratings — expected publication 2015 — 7 editions
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12 Books You Can't Miss at ...
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2015
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My True Love Gave to Me: Tw...
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 14,638 ratings — published 2014 — 15 editions
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Untitled Graphic Novel
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 4 ratings
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Les Essentiels de la Littér...
1.0 of 5 stars 1.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2014 — 2 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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Rainbow voted for Landline as Best Fiction in the Final Round of the 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards.
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
" Patricia wrote: "Hi Rainbow,

For me those three words at the end of E&P are "I miss you", do you get frustrated that everyone keeps asking you wha
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Shadowlands by William Nicholson
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Blankets by Craig Thompson
by Craig Thompson
read in August, 2013
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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.
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Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks
Friends With Boys
by Faith Erin Hicks (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2013
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Really lovely and thoughtful. Immediately wanted to share it with my 15-year-old niece.
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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
"And just like that, I'm finished.
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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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Who Will Comfort Toffle? by Tove Jansson
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Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman
Soon I Will Be Invincible
by Austin Grossman (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2013
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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.”
Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

“Holding Eleanor's hand was like holding a butterfly. Or a heartbeat. Like holding something complete, and completely alive.”
Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

“I want everyone to meet you. You're my favorite person of all time.”
Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park



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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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