TITLE: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #1
AUTHOR: Jenny Han
RELEASED: August 7, 2014
GENRE: YA Contemporary
GOODREADS RATING: 4.15
REPS: LGBTQIA+ side character, Asian MC
Lara Jean’s love life is about to go from imaginary to out of control.
Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her – one for every boy she’s ever loved. She can say anything she wants, because the letters are for her eyes only. Until the day they’re sent out …
I don’t usually watch movies before having read the book, but this one was different. Trying to resist a cozy, fluffy movie-mood is a hard thing to do sometimes and with so many people raving about the movie, I succumbed. Then I ended up desperately wanting the books, bought them eventually and was so, so lucky to pull the first one from my January Jam Jar! To say I was almost jumping up and down – no easy feat when pregnant – is.. well.. spot-on.
As with most fluffy contemporaries, I couldn’t stop reading. I was hoping that would happen since I’d been having a rough time concentrating on anything. Truly, that little wiggle didn’t stop moving at times and it had its effects on my reading as well, haha. I read this book in two days? Something like that? I remember sitting in my bathtub for two hours, unable to stop reading. I loved every second of it!
I don’t have to be so afraid of good-bye, because good-bye doesn’t have to be forever.
Not only the writing helps with that, but also the overall story and characters. Since I knew most of what was going to happen, I didn’t really anticipate the coming events, but I still found myself pulled into Lara Jean’s story and drama like no tomorrow. It was so.. cute and fluffy and amazing? I don’t even know how to explain it. I guess it’s also a matter of reading the perfect book at the perfect time when in the right mood. Definitely helped.
The romance? I can’t even fault anything about it. I kind of like the whole “fake relationship turning into real-ish feelings”-trope and loved it in this book! Although I still can’t figure out whether I’m rooting for Lara Jean and Peter or Lara Jean and Josh. Like.. I don’t know why, but I can’t make up my mind. Maybe the sequels will change that? Hopefully? Or not. I kind of like how I keep changing my mind, not knowing who’d be best for her. We’ll see!
Love is scary: it changes; it can go away. That’s the part of the risk. I don’t want to be scared anymore.
There’s really nothing bad to say about it. I enjoyed it, loved it and devoured it. Couldn’t ask for more!
How can I give anything less than five cupcakes? I can’t!
Have you read the book? The sequels? Seen the movie?
What did you think? Do you prefer the book or the movie?
Are you team Josh or team Peter?
11 thoughts on “SHORT REVIEW ON CUTE, FLUFFY AND AMAZING BOOK ~ To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han”
What a great review, and I am glad this was a good fluffy contemporary that you could devour! U haven’t read this one mostly because I don’t tend to enjoy contemporaries, but everyone seems to love it!
Read the book, watched the movie, really liked them both! Can’t wait to read the next one. ☺️
I’ve only seen the movie and I liked it! It made feel old hahaha but I liked it. I’ll read the book in the summer as I find it more of a summer read than a… whatever-is-going-on-right-now-on-my-side-of-the-planet read
OMG. I was bracing myself when I saw “The Bad” and I internally squealed when there was nothing! I super loved this trilogy. Lara Jean made me read more fluffy contemporary romance books. My fave in the trilogy is PS. I Still Love You. Can’t wait for you to get to the next book. Lovely review! 🙂
Ahhhhh Kathy I’m so happy you finally read and enjoyed this book, this review makes me SO happy. ❤ The Lara Jean series is one of my favorites, it's just the kind of book that makes you smile and happy and warm your heart overall and I'm 200% here for this 🙂 I hope you'll love the sequels 😀
I didn’t fully like Peter until the movie (read it right before it came out on pure accident!) and I liked book Josh better. I also like how the sister snafu was handled in the movie too
So glad you enjoyed it :] I love this series to pieces. I am a Lara Jean and Peter shipper- I may or may not be in love with Peter K myself…but yes this series is nothing short of fluffy and sweet and just a really great time.
So glad you enjoyed this. I’m reading To All The Boys right now 😀
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