“If you were mine, I would never have broken up with you, not in a million years.”
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.
About the book:
Author: Jenny Han
Pages: 355 (Hardcover)
Published: April 15th 2014 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
To tell you the truth, I didn’t want to read this book, like, at all. I knew that I was gonna watch the movie eventually, but…not the book. Naturally, when I’d started reading To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, I was sure that I’d not like it or I’d end up hating it. I, nonetheless, picked it up, because I couldn’t handle anything else.
I was on a hiatus for a week, because reading had started seeming like a chore. And reading has always been something I enjoyed. I realized that I needed something lighthearted, so I borrowed my friend’s copy of this book, too afraid to buy my own, because, you know.
AND I ENDED UP LOVING IT!
I agree that there isn’t anything new in this book, but it was still cute, funny and totally adorbs. I liked the story, and even though I’ve been grappling with this reading slump for months, and it has left no stone unturned in making my life miserable–okay, let’s suck it up… I don’t have a social life and all I ever do is read, chat and watch people brew coffees and marinate chicken on telly– I was hooked!
To be honest, I’m slightly jealous of Lara Jean and her life. I liked Lara Jean, even though she’s thick and gullible and not likable at all (ha ha). I like Peter and Josh too! I think Josh is date-able. But there are two characters I totally, totally adore, and those are Kitty and Lara Jean’s father! They are totally crazy. I love this family, just because they are so cute and imperfect and close and… endearing!
I don’t have much to say about the book, just that it’s one of those books that make you forget about all the bad stuff going on around the world for those ten hours you spend reading it. This book makes you think about cats, cupcakes, snowball fights and all things cute. I don’t really know how to review this book without wanting to bake something or cuddle someone. I also crave cupcakes right now!
I have already ordered the next two books in the series and I’m waiting for them to arrive soon. I’m also gonna watch the movie soon.
My Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
All in all, if you wanna read something immensely cute and silly and if you wanna spend some time with stupid yet cute characters, just go for it. I totally loved it!