I can't quite put my finger on why I didn't connect with "Eleanor & Park" like I did with "Fangirl". Age, perhaps (teenager vs "new adult"*)? Setting (1986 vs 2013)? My overall curmudgeonly attitude toward high school romance?
Alas, to every book a reader, and every reader a book. "Eleanor & Park" just wasn't mine.
*Although I can no longer truthfully claim "new adult" status for myself.