Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

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Release Date: 20th March 2015

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary & Romance

Read: August 2018 (reread)

Rating: ★★★★★

Goodreads Page – LINK

Brief description:
What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once?

Sixteen-year-old 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. 

So I first read this back in 2014 and as everyone knows I absolutely loved it, so it’s no surprise I loved my reread of it as well.
Now this time around I ended up reading my newest copy that I purchased, the movie edition which I love! I have no idea why some people hate movie revamp covers as sometimes I find them more stunning than the original, have you seen Love, Rosie it’s stunning and so is the one for To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. I still think I love the original as you know that is the copy I first read and the one that made me fall in love with the story.

I forgot how fab the story and the characters are and how fast it is to complete it! I really flew through it, and even though I still love it I did find some faults with it which is natural when you reread a book you are already familiar with. Lara Jean Song Covey is still adorable and I relate to her a lot but I did find her a tiny bit annoying at times and sometimes I even thought she was more childish than Kitty and Kitty is way younger than her. But apart from that, I love all the Song sisters and the bond between them, yet I don’t really know 100% how I feel about Margot as I did not like how she made the other sisters feel at times and she wasn’t supportive of Lara Jean’s relationship.

Now onto one of my favourite OTPs of all-time, Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky. Hmm, now where do I start? I still ship these two so much but at times I cringed a little bit or wanted them to work out their problems like adults, even though I do realise that they are just high school teenagers! Their pretend relationship is the cutest and the scene where Peter takes Lara Jean to get frozen yogurt with the boys was adorable, I love Gabe and I can’t wait to see this scene on the screen.

As this book ended on a cliff-hanger I really wanted to pick up the second book but I stopped myself as I want this story to be fresh in my mind to see what scenes were changed in the movie. It’s still crazy how much everything that happened to Lara Jean could have been applied to my life, especially what Peter said to Lara Jean about relationships, but at least she got passed that and I’m still there. Oh my…

Anyway, I loved this book reading this a second time around and I will definitely be picking up the next books in this series soon.

Hope you enjoyed my review!

See you in my next post 🙂


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