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What the community says about Eleanor & Park
- "This is a story of one's first true love, when both participants are around the age of 16 years old. Not only is this a charming story, but it is targeted towards youngsters of this age, while still treating these readers as having an elevated intelligence; some reviewers have included quotes from the book that reveal an enchanting use of words. However, apart from a plot line in which one character is "different" from the other, I cannot find any reference to "interracial" about this book. This book may or may not fit the category of "with interracial couples" in "best romance books"."
- "Eleanor & Park is a great coming of age story set in 1986. Two star crossed lovers in high school wonder if first love can last, and frankly if it should last. This book is mainly for teens or young adults, but I enjoyed it because I was in high school in the 1980's. This book is very relate-able and enjoyable. Highly recommended for valley girls and guys alike."
- "This was a fascinating read, set in the time where I'd have been the ages of these characters in this year. I was enjoyed the story, and was happy to pass it on to my own daughter. The conflict occurring between the couple because of racial issues was unfortunately accurate, and surprised me as much now as it did back then that it is still even an issue."
- "The relationship between Elanor, teen aged girl, and Park, an actual park situated a block from Elanor's house, was richer and more interesting than you might think. The love story suckered me in and kept my attention up until the ending in which we (spoiler alert!) find out that Park is actually a breeding ground for rats and other vermin.""This is what I would call one of the better books in the new wave of young adult fiction that treats its subject with candor and intelligence. It's a romance (a great romance! With Asian heroes!) but not in a corny way. It has real depth and I will definitely enjoy reading it again."
- "This is so good in a sea of YA novels that are pretty cookie cutter. My niece was reading this and I picked it up out of curiosity and ended up reading it in one go. It was pretty sad, but also realistic. It will for sure remind you of what it was like to have feelings at that age."
- "What the world really needs now, along with those tried and true, and tested romance story of antiquity, is a fresh batch of modern romance, that relate to who we are in today's society. Younger readers will find themselves wrapped up in the story line, page, by blessed page."