I absolutely adored this novel and stayed up until the wee hours of the morning finishing it. Eleanor and Park are both such endearing characters. I couldn't ask for more delightfully quirky protagonists. The author has a unique style as well and instead of the usual cliche comparisons for eyes she chose to describe Park's as "so green they could turn carbon dioxide into oxygen." I love it! The novel captures the feelings of passionate first love and bottles them up. On top of all that there is substance to the story. I'd give this to anyone looking for a good misfit story or an atypical romance set in a high school. Audiophiles will enjoy the music references throughout.
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Tags: Character Driven, Contemporary Fiction, Family Life, Issues Fiction, People of Color, Romance, School Stories