Book 24: Eleanor and Park

♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Another YA book that I thoroughly enjoyed. Reading YA as an adult, from a parental perspective, is a completely different experience than reading it as a teen. Sometimes I wanted to reach right into that book and knock some sense into the adults, and sometimes I wanted to reach out to the teenagers and kids. It’s got to be a good book when your maternal instincts/mama bear qualities surface. I guess that means I connected? I didn’t connect just as an adult though, I connected with my inner teen. I remember, oh so well, those days on the bus, and dancing the social dance. Brutally realistic and frank about the life too many teenagers are handed. I say handed because at that age, do you really have a choice? Really readable, engaging and real. Read it.

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