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

to all the boys I've loved before

 

Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control in this heartfelt novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series.

What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once?

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. (Goodreads)

So, this book wasn’t what I was expecting. When I read the blurb, I was thinking something along the lines of a bunch of old loves fighting to win her heart. It wasn’t like this.

Having said that, I love the book for what it is. It was easy to understand how and why Lara Jean ended up in the position that she did and it was fairly amusing watching it play out. The characters were easy to love and it evoked cutesie feelings.

I was most impressed with Peter. At the beginning I was judging him and I saw him the same way Lara Jean did – but I actually began to like him the more I learned about him, which is something I wasn’t expecting. I guess that should teach me not to judge a character at first sight! I even liked Josh, but I felt sorry for Margot after the position he put her in with her sister.

I had already guessed how the letters were sent out and why – I just wish we could have seen some more of the other guys that she wrote letters too and not just Josh and Peter. I quite liked Lukas’ small parts because I found his character fairly quirky and funny – he seemed to be the sort of person I could easily be friends with! Like I said, I would have liked to have seen a little bit more of John and some of Kenny – although he never got his letter!!

All in all, this is a fairly cute and light hearted read, even if it didn’t produce that what I expected from it. I look forward to reading the second book! I rated this 4/5 stars! 🙂

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