I don't read a lot of romances, and I don't read a lot of YA novels, but good god, Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & Park is a fantastic book. I read it from start to finish on the plane, crying pretty much the entire time. The story of this unlikely young couple will tug at your heartstrings, as they face some heavy family troubles while simultaneously basking in the magic of falling in love for the first time. My favorite quote: "Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn't supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something."
— Tara Block, associate love and sex editor
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