To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

to all the boys i've loved before Published: April 15th 2014
Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.

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THOUGHTS

I love this book despite its flaws. I love it. I love To All The Boys I’ve Loved before. Oh wait. . . did I mention that I love it? YES! YES! YES!

This is my first Jenny Han book and I adored it. I was skeptical at first, because, well, I don’t know the author’s writing style, I don’t know if her books are enjoyable, since I haven’t read her Summer trilogy. Anyway. . What am I saying? This book is cute, fluffy, and light. Everything I’ve been hoping for after reading Gayle Forman’s if I stay (YES. I bawled my eyes out).

One of the things I did love about this book is sisterhood. I don’t have any sisters but after reading this one, I wanted to have one! The song sisters’ relationships are to die for. They love each other deeply, they care for each other. I almost cried when Margot and Lara had a fight. I don’t want them to drift apart just because of someone.

Also, fake dating is one of my guilty pleasures. I watch shows about fake dating because it’s just so cute. Pretending to be lovers and then falling in love with each other. Isn’t cute? I just loved Peter and Lara Jean’s relationship in this book. PETER ASDFGHJJ ❤ I know that he’s cocky and vain but beneath all that guys, you guys, just read the book I don’t want to spoil it. ❤

However, this book also has its bad points. Ugh. I want this book to perfect but I just couldn’t let all the flaws pass. There were times I felt like Lara Jean was so childlike. I get it that she’s so pressured because she’s now the big sister but sometimes she acted like she’s the one who needs to be taken care of. Although, I’m glad that she grew.

Also, I didn’t like how sex was depicted in this book. Sex was depicted like it was such a bad thing to do. I wish authors would just stop doing that.

Overall, this book made me smile a lot of times. I was left with a lot of feels and FEELSSSSS. The plot was really dynamic it wasn’t all about Lara Jean’s letters but it was all about her relationship with her sisters, father, her love interests and that’s what I really loved about this book.

And. . .

I really, really, do need the second book. UGH. Why must authors do this to us? WHYYYY.

four-stars

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