Saturday, September 27, 2014

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

Synopsis: "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."

Title: To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Genre: Contemporary YA, Romance
Series: TAtBILB #1
Ages: 13+
Pages: 355
My Rating: 5 stars 
One Word: *sigh* adorbs
Fave Quote:
"He also writes Lara Jean will make Peter's picture her phone wallpaper.
"And vice versa!" I say. I point my phone at him. "Smile." Peter smiles, and ugh, it's annoying how handsome he is. Then he reaches for his phone and I stop him. 'Not right now. My hair looks sweaty and gross.'
'Good point,' he says, and I want to punch him" (179).

FOREWARNING: I typed this on my iPhone (have yet to edit on my laptop) so please excuse all of the grammatical errors

I don't even know what to say... This book was so adorable and cute and I'm actually depressed that it is over.

I'm so used to reading the sci-fi dystopian AKA depressing books, and once in a while I will read one of these contemporary chick-lot books and I'll realize how much I love these types of books. This book was the exact opposite of dystopia. It was a perfect book with perfect moments, like when Han describes Lara Jean's school mornings I just sigh with the perfection. Everything in this book jut feels right and I just wish it was my life, having to choose between two guys.

Of course it wasn't always so perfect, I mean Lara Jean's letters to her past crushes got sent out for crying out loud, but I still thought (since it wasn't my life) that it was a perfect set up for Lara Jean and Peter.

Peter omfg.
"I'm sleepy.' He closes his eyes and snuggles against me.
'Tell me a bedtime story, Covey" (162).

DAMN. I fricken loved Peter so much and I was absolutely 100% rooting for Lara Jean and Peter throughout most of the book. Except in the beginning of the book, I though Han was going to make it a love story between Lara Jean and Josh but boy was I wrong (and happy that I was wrong). I really wanted to find out what letter she writes at the end and I wanted to see Peter's reaction when he receives it, but I guess I'm supposed to use my imagination *sigh*. The only part that I did NOT like was that Peter was all like "I like you Lara Jean but I love Gen too" like NO Peter you need to only love Lara Jean duhh.

Okay, Peter was a great character, but I have to say that Kitty was my all time favorite character. Without her, this book would've only gotten 4 stars. She just made the book so much more perfect; with the puppy and cookie baking and the hair braiding. This girl really makes me wish that I had a younger sibling.

I really loved the connection between Margot and Lara Jean and I can totally relate with them when my own sister left for college. I hated the change with a burning passion but I soon got used to it and it still sucks but whatevs :/. Their relationship with each other was just amazing how they always made up with each other even with harshest of fights (you know what I mean if you read it ;) )

Anyway, the drama, the funniness (I literally cracked up after every page) and the quirky-romance of the book was definitely enough for me to give this 5 stars. This book was adorable and had me smiling all the way until the end. Everything from Halloween to baking with Peter and Kitty to dancing the running man. This book was perfectly quirky and I loved every bit of it.


No comments:

Post a Comment