Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Review: To All The Boys I've Loved Before

The title sounds cheesy, and to be honest, my expectations were low for this book, saying how much I dislike the other novels from Jenny Han, but to be perfectly honest, when I got this book from ALA in July, I immediately read it, and did not put it down  until I was finished.
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.

Summary: Lara Jean is you average teenage girl, she has her crushes and her secrets and her slightly dysfunctional family, but then things kind of get turned extremely upside when a box full of love letters to every boy she has ever had a crush on has been sent to each one of them directly. She then has to cover her tracks, she has undo what has been done, she has to make the boy she's in love with think that she's not in love with him, or else, everything will turn into chaos. 
PROS: This book kept me guessing, I went "oooh" and "aaah" over every single chapter. I love who Lara Jean is. She isn't your classic story book girl; she doesn't have the all the bells and whistles and googly eyes, no, she's quirky and different and has a lot of flaws that make her believable. Each character is easy to understand and easy to picture in your head, which is something I love in a book. I love it when books are so detailed that they literally come to life inside your head. 
CONS: I don't have a super long list of cons, but this book was definitely lacking something. It wasn't very challenging, definitely a seventh grade reading level sort of book, and in some chapters, even though I found them entertaining, I also found them slightly unnecessary to the book overall. 
Rate: This was a genuinely good book, a book to read if you're simply trying relax; a total chick novel. 3.5 out of 5 books (because books are better than stars).


  1. Nice, short review! I've heard such good things about this one.
    -Jon from Bookish Antics!

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