Title: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
Author: Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books for young readers
Published: January 26th 2016
Genre: contemporary, teen fiction, romance
Page count: 355
Goodreads synopsis: What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once?
Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.
My thoughts: This book was really adorable and fun! I’m venturing more into the contemporary genre, and I found myself really enjoying this read!
At first I thought it started out slow but that was probably my fault because when I started this, I was also reading two or three fast paced fantasy books at the same time. Also I only read a few chapters a night and some of the chapters are extremely short. Once the story reached its climax though, it really picked up the pace and I found I could not put it down!
The characters were all so good. I liked them all with the exception of Josh. I liked him at first but by the end I found him to be creepy and territorial and not in a cute, big-brothery kind of way.
Lara Jean was a great character! She was so funny and just so real! I love her awkwardness about everything! Sometimes I find myself getting second hand embarrassment for characters who are super awkward but for Lara Jean it just added to her quirkiness and charm. At times she really did annoy me but quickly won me back over but saying something hilarious.
Margot also had her moments where she really bothered me but it was always followed by a moment of redemption so I found that I could quickly forgive her.
All in all, I did not expect to like this book. I thought I would DNF it but I am so happy I didn’t and that it blew my expectations out of the water. This book made me excited to see the movie adaption that is coming to theaters this year. I really hope Lara Jean is as funny as she was in the book!
This was a super fun read and really cute story that will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy all over. I highly recommend it!