"Romeo and Juliet are just two rich kids who've always gotten every little thing they want. And now, they think they want each other."
"They're in love…" Mr. Stessman said, clutching his heart.
"They don't even know each other."
"It was love at first sight."
"It was 'Oh my God, he's so cute' at first sight… it's Shakespeare making fun of love." (10.41-45)
Pay attention to Eleanor here, because she tells us something important: She thinks that Romeo and Juliet, one of literature's most beloved romantic tragedies, isn't romantic at all. She seems pretty cynical about the whole concept of love at first sight, but insofar as this book is about two young lovers, with family keeping them apart, we're thinking Romeo and Juliet sound a little more like Park and Eleanor than Eleanor might like to admit.