Yesterday morning I started Eleanor and Park, a book that had been sitting on my Kindle untouched for at least six months. Yesterday evening, I finished reading it at my parents where I was supposed to be socializing and watching football. (I only had 5% left when I left home so it's a bit rude but not THAT rude). Anyway, the book was that good. I needed to know the end.
I cast this book aside initially because it's categorized as young adult. Oh my god, please, just ignore that if it bothers you too. There is a scene in the book where Eleanor and Park are about to hold hands for the first time that is so wrought with tension and excitement....trust me, just read the book.
Early in the book, Park’s English teacher asks him why “Romeo and Juliet” is still relevant. Park answers: “Because people want to remember what it’s like to be young? And in love?”
Yep. That's exactly the reason I am recommending this book. It will remind you of being young and in love.