Series: To All the Boys I've Loved Before #1
on April 15th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
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.
This book had been on my TBR for so long, I’m so happy that I finally got on this bandwagon!
I’m always wondering about the what-ifs, about the road not taken.
Things I loved about this books
The Songs sisters (and their dad): I really liked the family dynamic. Having two sisters, I totally feel the sibling relationship! Kitty is so sassy and amazing. And I loved all the food talk and the Asian family love.
The hijinks: I loved the unexpected relationship between Lara Jean and Peter when the love letters get sent out. I’m a sucker for the fake relationship trope.
Lara Jean: was really relatable. I feel for ya, girl.
“It’s scary when it’s real. When it’s not just thinking about a person, but, like having a real live person in front of you, with, like, expectations. And wants.”
Lara Jean and Peter: made to be a pretty adorable (fake) couple. I loved their banter.
Things that annoyed me a bit
Also Lara Jean: sometimes made me want to rip my hair out, but to be fair, she’s a teenage girl and sometimes we just make dumb decisions.
The love triangle(s): it wasn’t tooo bad, but still, so much angst. Also, so much teenage drama.
Genevieve (and Peter): Ugh, what an annoying person, Gen. And Peter – slowly winning me over but sometimes I did want to smack him.
Overall, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before totally hit my need for a fluffy and cute YA contemporary read. It was sweet and fun and with a slightly open ending, I’m glad there’s a couple more books to help flesh out the characters more!
“My favourite food is cake”
“What kind of cake?”
“It doesn’t matter. All cake.”
a bum OT, procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.