To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is a young-adult contemporary, published by Simon & Schuster. I read this one on my Kindle Paperwhite.
This is the story of Lara Jean. Lara Jean never told any of the boys she had feelings for, just how she felt. She wrote it down. She wrote letters and put them away in her hatbox. This way she got the feelings out of her system and could move on.
One day one of the boys she wrote a letter to walks up to her in school and starts to talk about a letter. Lara Jean panics when she realizes that all of her letters are missing. One of the letters were to her sisters Margot’s ex-boyfriend: Josh. They’ve been together for quite sometime, but recently broke up right before Margot went to college in Scotland.
To avoid having to face this with Josh she pretends that she’s dating one of the most popular guys in school (who also got a letter) but how long can she hold on to this lie? How far will she go to avoid talking about her feelings?
Jenny Han’s writing style is absolutely lovely. She had me all giggling and remembering what it was like to be in love for the very first time. She has this wonderful way of writing about emotions without it becoming cheesy. It was just very relatable.
The dialogues felt very natural and real. It was written in a very light hearted, but captivating way.
Lara Jean was such a funny character to follow through this story. She felt very real and relatable. There were a few of her choices of action that frustrated me, but which teen doesn’t make wrong and too rash decisions? That might even be one of the things that made me love her so much.
I also loved the love between the sisters Lara Jean, Margot and Kitty.
Kitty was my absolute favorite in this book! At the age of ten she is all kinds of sassy in such a wonderful way!
Josh and Peter made for great characters as well and throughout the story I was going back and forth between the two, not really knowing who I liked the most.
I went into this, not really knowing what the story was about except for some letters and past loves. The thought of her writing these letters was so amazing. I think that’s a thing that so many does at one time or another, writing something just to get it out of ones system.
The story grabbed me and held tight throughout the whole story. The plot was very consistent, but with some twists here and there that I didn’t see coming. Parts of the ending I did kind of see coming, but it was the journey to the ending that made this book so beautiful!
I have mixed feelings about there being a second book because I felt that the ending was just perfect, but I will definitely read the next book!
An absolute treat and one I highly recommend if you want a quick read that’s light hearted, warm and fuzzy!
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