Eleanor & Park

by: Rainbow Rowell

Chapters 51–58

Summary: Chapter 51

Eleanor

Eleanor waits in the RV for Park. She wonders if her mom and siblings will be okay, and thinks about bringing Maisie, but realizes that she can’t.

Park

Park leaves a note to say that he had to help Eleanor because of an emergency. He takes all his money, grabs his mom’s keys, and starts to leave when he thinks everyone is asleep, but his dad hears him and asks where he’s going. His dad doesn’t stop him. Instead, he gives Park more money and tells him to take the truck, which is a stick shift. Although Park couldn’t drive the stick shift before, now he can drive it smoothly.

Summary: Chapter 52

Park

Park finds himself angry at Eleanor for sleeping through their last hours together. Eventually, though, he pulls off the road to sleep and pulls Eleanor into his lap.

Eleanor

Eleanor wakes up in Park’s arms, and they kiss at dawn.

Park

Park realizes that Eleanor is really going to be gone.

Eleanor

Eleanor realizes how much she’ll miss Park.