This is a love story. I am saying this up front because, even though the story is solid and has some twists and turns, it is ultimately a love story. It is certainly an unlikely love story. It starts out, after all, in a high school bus on the way to school. Park gets stuck sitting beside the “new” girl. Theirs is not a relationship born out of conversation, rather a shared open comic book or a mix tape. What seems as a casual beginning becomes a matter of life and death as time goes by. Rainbow Rowell carries you along and it is easy to associate your own experience with young love. A good read for the romantic at heart.