Eleanor & Park - Chapters 1-8 Summary & Analysis

Rainbow Rowell
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In Chapter One, Park is on the school bus as usual. It's chaotic, with a teenager named Steve leading most of the conversation along with his girlfriend, Tina. During the conversation, Steve points out Park's appearance and says Park's mother is Chinese, meaning he should know about something Steve calls “Drunken Monkey karate.” When another boy says he'd always believed Park to be Mexican, Steve calls the boy a racist. Tina corrects Steve, saying Park's mother is Korean.

The conversation is interrupted by the arrival of a new girl on the bus. Her hair is bright red and wild. Her clothes are not those of a traditional teenaged girl. No one will allow her to sit with them. Park initially ignores her as well, but then sees that she's about to cry and scoots over, giving her part of his seat.

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