Eleanor & Park is definitely a book all teens need to read. Scratch that -all people need to read this.
‘It’s set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits- smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love- and how hard it pulled you under.’
It’s a better love story than Romeo and Juliet to be honest. Realistic and gritty, but suitable to the target ages. Some books need that to be truthful and genuine. This book got it perfectly right. Their two different worlds collided and a light in the darkness was found. This is an emotional tale of true love and what you would do for it. I rate this book 8/10.