Eleanor & Park

by: Rainbow Rowell

Chapters 43–50

Summary: Chapter 43

Park

Park’s parents are fighting, which is unusual.

Eleanor

Eleanor thinks that Tina is watching her for a reaction on the bus, but it’s easy to ignore Tina because of Park’s public displays of affection. DeNice and Beebi also tell Eleanor that they’ll protect her.

Park

Park’s mom takes him to his driver’s license test, and he passes. The next day, he shows off his license to Eleanor, and he promises to bring her a school picture.

Eleanor

Park gives Eleanor a school picture, but Eleanor doesn’t have any pictures to give him, so Park gets his mom to take a picture of them. That night at home, Eleanor’s mom says that she’s glad that Eleanor has been smart and stayed away from boys, because Eleanor’s mom hasn’t been alone since eighth grade.

Summary: Chapter 44

Eleanor

Eleanor and her siblings hang out while Richie works late.

Summary: Chapter 45

Park

Park, Eleanor, and Park’s mom are at Park’s house. Park’s mom suggests that they go out for pizza and a movie, and she fixes Eleanor’s hair.