First Love: Eleanor & Park Contest Finalists

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow RowellInspired by the high school romance in Rainbow Rowell’s novel, Eleanor & Park, we challenged you to write a story about first love.You wrote and voted, and we’re now pleased to announces the finalists that will be sent to Rainbow Rowell for judging!

Of Popsicles, Bikes and Mandarin Oranges by Ash S.H.

Signed, X by ThePhoenixRising

The Ladybug by Lauren Green

179 by Jasmine q. Lee

What You Want by Melanie Preston

Where Heaven Meets the Earth by Karyn Leigh

Rest In Peace by Katie Wismer

The Color of Love by Michelle Wei

The Kitchen Maid’s Tale by Crazy Writer Girl (Ariana)

The Park Bench by Garima Gupta


One grand prize winner will receive a signed copy of Eleanor & Park, an advanced copy of Rainbow Rowell’s new book, Fangirl (which won’t be in stores until September), Fall For Anything by Courtney Summers, The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda and Beneath the Glitter by Elle and Blair Fowler.

One second place winner will receive a copy of Eleanor & Park and an advanced copy of Fangirl.

One third place winner will receive a copy of Eleanor & Park.

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