Monday, January 26, 2015

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

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15749186To All The Boys I've Loved Before
by Jenny Han
Release date: April 2014
Genre: YA Contemporary
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Description -
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.

My Rating:

5 Stars 
(1 for pure fluffiness, 1 for epic writing, 1 for swoon-worthy moments, and 2 for Lara Jean)

I read this book in a manner of hours and I just loved. It was way more than I thought it was going to be, I don't know how to explain it. It's like it is a light and fluffy contemporary book yet it's also more without crossing into "tragic" territory.

I honestly have no idea why I didn't read this sooner because the idea behind this, the premise of the love letters Lara Jean writes to a boy every time she's been in love and decided she's done with them, it's like my favorite thing ever. I just love the premise so so much!

I loved Lara Jean, I just kept thinking how she's my kind of person. I wasn't expecting this to be the kind of story where it's kind of a slow building romance where you completely fall for the characters as they fall for each other, but it is! And that's basically my favorite thing ever.

This is my first Jenny Han book and I found myself really loving her writing style.

I also enjoyed the family relationships especially between Lara Jean and Kitty, I think mostly because I'm the youngest in my family so I loved seeing Lara Jean trying so hard with her little sister. Also this book is surprisingly light on the drama. Of course, there is drama, there's has to be in contemporary, but it wasn't overwhelming and constant which is always a good point in my book.

Overall this is a really fun book and probably one of my favorite contemporaries I've read. Seriously I need the sequel now! I want to know what happens next because I think Lara Jean might be my fictional best friend.

Would I Recommend This? Yes! Highly, I mean, I'd scream it from rooftops...
To Whom? All the people? But mostly anyone who loves contemporary(and mostly to Jillian @ Jillian's Books)
Will I read more from this author(or series)? Um, yes. I'm already struggling with myself control over wanting to buy the whole Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy!

Have you ever given/got a love letter? I haven't but to me love letters are one of the most romantic things(what? I'm a romantic at heart!) the only thing above them being mixed tapes, I don't care if that died out years ago!


  1. I LOVE THIS BOOK. I said in my review that I am pretty sure I AM Lara Jean, and that Jenny Han is somehow in my head. I want the sequel so, so badly. Desperately, really. When does this thing come out? I mean, sure,I already pre ordered it, but still!

    I have never given or received a love letter. I am kind of bummed about that! And now I want a mixed tape! ;)

    1. Haha, yeah I remember you saying that in your review! So if you're Lara Jean and Lara Jean is my fictional best friend then you must be one of my best friends. ;) But, seriously the sequel, can we please just get it early?

      Right? A mixed tape is just got to be the best gift ever! I have unreasonable romantic expectations and a mixed tape is at the top of the list!

      You know those dating websites? Well, they should have one where you fill out a big questionnaire and then you get a mixed tape designed for you from a fake boyfriend so that at the very least you can brag about it... I would totally pay for that, I mean not much but would! =)

  2. I loved this one too, and I agree so much on the "not crossing to tragic territory". Amazing review! :)
    Kim @ Divergent Gryffindor: BLOG || VLOG

    1. Thank you! That's really the best way I could describe it because I felt like it was more than just a cute fluffy book, but not a tragic one, and so often those are the only two things contemporary is. =)

  3. WOW A SPECIAL SHOUTOUT! Thanks for the rec!! :D I've been finding some time to buy this book, but I simply can't! I heard good reviews from other reviewers, and I'm SO glad you're one of them :) Lara Jean sounds like an awesome character!! And I love bookish drama! Pretty sure I'm going to enjoy this once I read it. I'm a sucker for contemporaries haha :) Thank you so much for the great review!!

    1. Haha, you're welcome! I know you love the fluffy books and also that you highly recommend this authors Summer Trilogy! And yeah, I think Lara Jean might be my favorite character in a contemporary ever. =D

  4. YES! "I wasn't expecting this to be the kind of story where it's kind of a slow building romance where you completely fall for the characters as they fall for each other, but it is!" -- I AGREE. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED. DYING FOR P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU.

    I've gotten a handwritten letter from a boy I liked...but it wasn't a love letter. It was just a letter. Does that count? Then again...Peter K.'s everyday notes to Lara Jean count as love letters so...teehee.

    1. Yeah, I loved that you get to fall for that characters like that, it's my favorite thing! And yes, I am so dying for the sequel!

      Yes, I think it counts like you said Peter's everyday notes(*swoont*)count! So yes, it totally counts!

  5. I have yet to read a Jenny Han book, so I'm going to have to get to this one day. The concept sounds really unique, and I'm glad it was executed well! I'M GLAD YOU ENJOYED THE BOOK, this makes me excited hahaha!