Everything starts when Eleanor returns to Omaha Nebraska after being kicked out of her house by her step father Richie. As soon as Eleanor walks into the bus the first day of school, she instantly becomes the new victim to pick on. The moment when she thinks things couldn’t get worse, suddenly she realizes they can; she notices that the only seat left on the bus is besides a stupid Asian kid all dressed in black. As the days pass, the buss rides become less awkward as they find common interests such as music and comics. Finally one day they both realize that they have unexpectedly fallen madly in love for each other.
But things weren’t perfect just then, Eleanor and Park were forced to keep their relationship a secret. Eleanor’s step-father Richie, wouldn’t let Eleanor have a boyfriend, and if he found out that Eleanor was seeing someone, he would surely kick her out again. Like every relationship, Eleanor and Park have their ups and downs, they have struggles they have to overcome, but it’s the penetrating love they both feel, that keeps them going.
The moral of this novel is that true love has no barriers; it doesn’t matter how different they both are, or how many obstacles are on the way, but if it’s meant to be, it will be. I personally loved to read this novel, I liked how it portrayed the two realities that these characters were facing, from both of their points of views, this allowed me to look at one situation in two different perspectives