This is possibly the best book I have read in awhile. It is very heart-tearing and tear-jerking. The book exchanges the perspectives of Park and Eleanor, the two main protagonists. The story reflects realistic issues of poverty, bullying, insecurity, and most of all, young romance. Additionally, all characters in the novel are very interesting. Eleanor is "big" and judged by her looks and family while Park is half-Korean and a huge fan of comics and music, despising sports. When the two kids meet, the beginning is kind of off. But as you get farther into the book, the farther you go, the more heart-breaking it can get. ESPECIALLY THE LAST FEW CHAPTERS. Eleanor goes through being distrusted by Park with these hateful messages on her books, her clothes being disposed somewhere she would rather not have, and being jealous of Park's ex-girlfriend. The novel creates a plot of ups and downs in the teenage romance as well as what can happen in kids' families. Eleanor goes through abuse at home and Park goes through difficulties with his father about his personality and who he is. This story can definitely change your life.
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Positive role models