Review: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Warnings: Some mature themes
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.
As soon as I heard the summary for this book I knew I’d love to read it! I got it soon after it was released and blew through it in a day. It’s a lovely, funny read about a girl struggling with her feelings and finally coming to accept what her heart tells her. I personally loved it, I found that the writing was fun and easy to read, and that the characters were very enjoyable. I had some problems with the main character throughout the book, but it wasn’t something major, as for most of the time she was great and really cared for her family. The family dynamic in this book was also really nice to read about, considering I’ve read too many books where the family is briefly introduced or left out entirely. In the novel, however, there’s a strong sense of family and they play a huge role in Lara Jean’s decisions and also as her own backbone. Though the premise of the book might be slightly misleading from what the actual story is about, it takes absolutely nothing from it, albeit I would have wished to see more consequences for Lara Jean’s letters. Overall, I thought this was an adorable summer read and I’d highly recommend.
I gave this book a 4/5 stars on goodreads.