Ugh you stupid emotions and tears, go away. Such a cute and realistic love story between teenagers in the 1980s. Eleanor and Park are so much alike that it was frustrating at times when all their little arguments would stem because each of them are self conscious and afraid to tell the other what is going on in the head, but that is what made the story realistic because teenagers are that way. The ending was incredibly tear inducing. Very glad I gave this book a go. My only "beef" with it is that Eleanor's likes and dislikes pretty much matches to Park's with very few exceptions, have a mind of your own girl. But overall very well deserved 4 star book and I look forward to reading more of Rainbow Rowell's books.