Throughout my research of Rainbow Rowell and reading of Eleanor and Park I have found some similarities between the author and her characters. Most of the similarities I found are small pieces of each person's character or a common interest. An example of the former is that both Rainbow and Eleanor have powerful emotions that are almost uncontrollable. Another similarity between Eleanor and Rainbow is their minor obsession of the Beatles. Although primarily alike to Eleanor, Rainbow Rowell shares a love of Star Wars with Park. Small parallels between Rainbow Rowell and her characters help connect the plot to reality.