To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
Jenny Han is one of my favourite authors of all time. I follow her writing career religiously, buying her latest books as soon as they hit the bookshop. My love for her writing started with the ‘Summer Series.’ I was, and still am, obsessed with that series. I then went onto the ‘Burn for Burn Series,’ which was just as good, and now she has a new series, which I am in love with. She can do no wrong in my eyes.
‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ was everything I hoped it would be. It was funny, romantic, a tad cringey and so exciting I couldn’t turn the page fast enough. It had boys you couldn’t help falling in love with yourself and a story line that had you begging for more.
Lara Jean loves writing letters. Not letters to her grandparents or to friends in different states. She likes writing love letters. You all may think that that’s cute. She writes love letters and sends them to the boys she likes. Awwww. However, you are wrong about a few things. Firstly, she doesn’t send the letters. Oh no, she couldn’t do that. She stores them in a teal hatbox her mother gave her before she died. Secondly, the letters are not for when she wants to express her love. She writes them to fall out of love. To end whatever feelings she may have had for that boy. Pretty neat idea actually. Write a letter to the boy professing her love, pouring her soul into it, addressing it and stamping it, yet never sending it.
The slight problem I see with that is someone finding them and I don’t know - sending them? And that is exactly what happens. Her letters are sent out to all the guys she has ever been in love with, creating a few rather difficult situations, especially when a letter is sent to her sister’s ex-boyfriend and Lara Jean’s biggest love, Josh. The moment those letters are sent out, her life changes drastically. She is thrown into a world her quiet self is not used to, filled with lies, secrets, schemes and two charming boys she doesn’t know what to do about. Her life has gone from very easy to very difficult, all because of a few words she wrote when she was young and clueless.
This book was pure gold. I LOVED IT! It was full of such funny characters and situations and the guys in it are just swoony. Peter Kavinsky was the most hilarious character and the relationship between him and Lara Jean was so cute. It’s such a heartwarming book. It really quenched my thirst for a contemporary novel. I cannot wait to read P.S I Still Love You, the final book in the duology. And you have to admit the cover is gorgeous. If anyone has read this book I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. Also, if anyone wants to buy ‘P.S I Still Love You’ for me then that would be greatly appreciated. I’m broke! ;)