Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Number of Pages: 355
Genre: YA Contemporary
Synopsis: From Goodreads “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.”
Oh my goodness, I loved this book! I have never read anything by Jenny Han before. I think that she is one of my new favorite authors.
This book starts out introducing Lara Jean and her two sisters, Margot and Kitty. They live with their father after their mother has passed away. Lara Jean writes love letters to the boys she had loved before and then puts them in a hat box. Somehow, these letters get sent out and she has to deal with the repercussions.
I did not expect the events that happened in this story. I can’t say anything about it here because I would spoil you, but this book was not anything that I expected. I read a lot of books, and I can sometimes predict what is going to happen or at least come pretty close. I could not predict what was going to happen next and I loved that.
I enjoyed the characters. They were so well-developed. Lara Jean changed so much from the beginning of the book. I like that she was whimsical and quirky. She loved quirky fashion, baking and scrapbooks. Peter was another unexpected favorite. He was supposed to be this jerky jock character, but he was so much more than that. My absolute favorite character was Kitty, Lara Jean’s little sister. She was so sassy!
Like I said before, I did not expect this book to turn out the way it did. This book was about more than the love letters. This story was the love between sisters and family. The amazing relationship the girls had with each other. The amazing relationship that the girls have with their father. I can’t say enough about this book! Since I have finished the book last night, I find myself thinking about what happened and noticing things that I didn’t put together the first time (a sign of a very good book).
Pros: The characters and plot were well-developed. The book was easy to read, fast paced and enjoyable.
Cons: Nothing! I loved everything about this book. I can’t wait for the second book that comes out in May.
to all the boys I’ve loved before by Jenny Han: 5/5 stars!