Thursday, July 15, 2021

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han


This review could have gone in the mini reviews as I have even less to say about it than the ones I posted about, yesterday, amazingly. Not that that's a bad thing. 

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han is the story of a 16-year-old, Lara Jean Song Covey, who has written letters to the boys she "loved" (I would use the words "had a crush on") in order to help her let go of them. She has kept the letters in a hatbox given to her by her late mother but when the letters are mysteriously mailed to all of the boys to whom they're written, she is humiliated. 

The story is also a romance but there are two boys competing for her attention so To All the Boys I've Loved Before contains a bit of the dreaded love triangle trope. But, it's such an upbeat read with lots of little surprises that I found it almost impossible to put down. I loved the relationships between her family members in particular, for better or worse. 

Highly recommended - If you love a fun, fluffy YA, this is the book for you. I particularly liked it because Lara Jean was innocent and naive in a way that I was at the same age. So, naturally, I found her likable. 🤪

I haven't seen the film and don't own any more of the books in the series so I won't be able to read on, for now. If you've seen the movie, please let me know what you thought of it!


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4 comments:

  1. Haven't read it, haven't seen it. Glad it was a fun quick read. but now I want to know WHO WOULD HAVE MAILED those letters and WHY!?

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    1. Haha, I wild-guessed correctly about who mailed the letters. Someday, someone will tell me if the movie's any good. I've asked in several places with no response.

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  2. The thing about the "mystery" of who mailed the letters was the only thing I hated. I mean, the potential "suspect" was an n of 1.

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    1. Yep, I agree. There's no point to a "mystery" that obvious. It just makes the heroine look dim.

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