Park has a normal life, with normal friends, and goes to a normal school. His family is a mixture of Asian and White and he lives next to his grandparents. Nothing and no one has come into his life that makes him want to live for someone else.
Eleanor does not have a normal life, she has no friends, and is forced to attend yet another school. Her family is all types of messed up with her stepdad being abusive, and her mom being submissive. She has been kicked out of her own house and been forced to live with friends of her mother. Her father does not want her, but pretends like he does, and her siblings are caught in terrifying situations.
These two lives are set to change when the only open seat on the bus for Eleanor is next to Park. These two very opposite individuals will never dream how their lives will come together.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was expecting a love story, but what I got was not your typical love story, and that is what I really liked about it. It kind of reminded me of Romeo and Juliet when you take the literal actions of everything out, and look more to the symbolic and the emotion of those actions. I have the next one of Rainbow Rowell’s novel, Fangirl, and I can’t wait to read it. Until next time,
Keep Turning the Pages
90s Born Reader