Book Review

To All the Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han

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To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Jenny Han
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
April 15th 2014

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.

I am a huge fan of this movie and once I found out it was originally a book I just had to read it.

I think the fact I watched the movie first gave me some drawbacks for liking this book. I mean don’t get me wrong it isn’t a bad book but it isn’t a good nbook either.

The story doesn’t genuinely draw me in as much as I thought it would and yes because I loved the movie. Damn it! Now I am disappointed in myself. Totally should have read the book first.

The concept of this book was brilliant. The main character, Lara Jean hasn’t had a boyfriend. She writes the people she had a strong emotional connection with (I really don’t want to use crush) a letter when she didn’t want to actually tell them she liked them and these letters get out. This was the bit I loved because I can relate to it. I don’t admit anything. I write everything down! I could never imagine anyone reading them.

I also liked the twist about how the letters got out. Was a good one.

I felt like there was a bit of humour in this book but it was let down a lot. The relationship with her sister and they was she was treated. They was she had to be perfect for everyone else just seriously bugged me. I also couldn’t stand her friends language sense. No one actually speaks like that. Just totally bugged me.

Overall, it was a fast paced and entertaining book, it just lacked.

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