Saturday, April 26, 2014

Review: To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Source: Purchased
Pages: 288
Series: To All the Boys I've Loved Before #1
Release Date: April 15, 2014

Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control in this heartfelt novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series.

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.

I really really like this book a lot. I was SO sad when it ended. But then I found out there is going to be a second book and got very excited. I mean, that ending.. You can't just end a book like that and NOT have a second book to explain! This was my first Jenny Han book and definitely won't be my last!

The concept of this book was too good. Personally if all of my love letters "accidentally" got sent out, I would be freaking out a lot more than Lara Jean did in the book! I did feel that there needed to be more about the other guys who were sent letters. The only ones we really deal with in the book are Josh and Peter. I would have liked to have seen some sort of closure with the other guys as well.

I love how important family is in this book. The relationship between the Song sisters is so amazing. There aren't a lot of families that can say that their siblings get along that well and are that close. I also liked how the dad in the book was. Sure he may have worked a lot, but you could tell that he really cared for his children and wanted to be there for them in every single way, which is how a parent should be. Reading about such a loving family was definitely very enjoyable.

Can we just talk about Kitty for a moment?! For such a little girl, she's so feisty! I love her! I'm pretty sure that she was my favorite character in the book. You do NOT mess with Kitty! And how in the world does she know how to braid hair so well?! I don't even know how to do a french braid!

I loved the relationship between Lara Jean and Peter that is develops throughout the book. Reading about them just made me want more and more. I loved how well Peter got along with Kitty. I loved how he picked up Lara Jean to take her to school. I love the little notes that he wrote her every day. I just loved them!

There was SO much hype around this book, and now I can see why. This book was such a fast and easy read. It was also super enjoyable. But I NEED THE SEQUEL NOW! I have no idea how I'm supposed to wait until 2015 for the next book to find out what happens. But if you are looking for a cute and easy read, I definitely recommend this book!


  1. Ahh, so I loved this book so much. I'm kinda annoyed that it's not a standalone because I wanted to know everything, but I'm ultimately glad that there's another book. I want it now though. Because I totally totally loved Lara Jean and Peter. But I'm thinking there's something going on with Peter (because of the hot tub scene) and I want to know if I'm overreacting or if I'm on to something.

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books

    1. Now that you mention it, I wanna know if there really is something going on with Peter. You definitely might be on to something!



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