Eleanor lives in a tiny house packed with younger siblings, a mother who is a shell of her former self, and a toxic stepfather. She wears thrift-store clothing embellished with her own style, is overweight, and has wild red hair. Her first day on the bus no one budges to make room for her to sit. Except Park.
Park is half Korean, which is rare for the flats of Omaha, Nebraska. He loves comic books, wears a black trench coat, and practices martial arts.Slowly but powerfully, Eleanor and Park fall in love through mix tapes, comic books, and what seems like an impossibility: the recognition of another unique soul dropped perfectly into an empty space that didn't realize it was waiting to be filled. But when circumstances test their relationship, can love survive?
This portrait of vivid characters celebrates the power and importance of first love.