To All the Boys I Loved Before
Author: Jenny Han
Summary: Lara Jean has loved 5 boys in her lifetime. Eventually she would end this feeling of love with a letter. For each boy she has ever loved she wrote a goodbye letter. Explaining why she fell in love with him and what made her stop. After she finished writing her letters she seals them away in a little teal box. Lara Jean’s life was going good so far without any drama except that her sister was leaving to college and one of the boys that Lara Jean has loved (her sister’s boyfriend) now is afraid that they won’t hang out anymore now that her sister is leaving towards college. Lara Jean has bottled up her feeling and never let anyone know about the letters or who she loved before. So what happens when the letter are mailed to each of the 5 boys. A lot of drama thats for sure. One of the boys, Peter now knows about this love that Lara jean used to have for him and now he wants to make her his “girlfriend” just to made his ex jealous. As soon as he proposes this idea a lot and I mean a lot of drama has to occur for things to be back to normal. I enjoyed reading the book I wouldn’t say that I loved it though. It was just to much drama that could be easily be solved by telling the truth but no we just had to add even more drama to the story.
My Review: I enjoyed reading this book but i wouldn’t say it got added to my favorites list. Mostly for the main character. I just thought that Lara Jean was just so annoying for a main character. She could’ve solved the problem by what, by just telling the truth but nooooo she had to add more drama into the situation. She kept telling herself that something bad was going to happen yet she didn’t do anything about it and thats what really ticked me off about her. Other than her I liked the other characters. I mostly liked Kitty and Josh the most and they were a major play in this book. Josh being one of the boys she wrote a letter to and Kitty being well just being Kitty. One of the things that confused me was who should she end up with Josh or Peter. The book didn’t confuse me but I confused myself. I usually know exactly who I want the character to end up with. At first I was team Josh then Peter came along then I was his team and now I don’t know. This has never happened before. I don’t know who to ship her with! And also when you read the description you might think it is actually a cliche type of book, but it really isn’t. I think thats why I have been steering away from this book for so long, yet I did read it and it wasn’t that cliche, and that is one of the things that I actually enjoyed from the book. I really liked the story and what the author was trying to put in the book I just the characters didn’t fit in the story as much I was expecting just because Lara jean was soo frustrating to read about. I know that there is a sequel to this book and I am going to read it just to see what happens but I think it would be at the bottom of my TBR list, juts because I didn’t really enjoy this book as I thought I would.