To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Jenny Han
Lara Jean’s love life gets complicated in this New York Times bestselling “lovely, lighthearted romance” (SLJ) 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? Sixteen-year-old 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.

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Reviewed: 2018-08-09

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han is a young adult contemporary romance novel about Lara Jean Song who writes 'love letters' to boys she has huge crushes on but doesn't want to love anymore. She keeps these letters in a hatbox until one day, the letters get out. 

Lara Jean starts a pretend relationship with one of the boys she wrote a letter to so that another boy she wrote a letter to (who happens to be her older sister's ex-boyfriend) can stay friends with her without things being weird. This book is extremely cute and shows what it's like to have your first real love and to question what love really is. 

"To belong to someone—I didn’t know it, but now that I think about, it seems like that’s all I’ve ever wanted. To really be somebody’s, and to have them be mine."

There weren't that many things that I did not like about the book except for Lara Jean's older sister Margot. For some reason, to me, her character just seemed really full of herself and acted like she knew better than everyone else. But towards the end of the book, I realized she was just a young woman afraid to be alone in the world. 

I really truly enjoyed this book and it's hard for me to enjoy and connect with YA novels recently. 

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