To All the boy’s I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Rated: ❤❤❤❤ One word: Charming
Lara Jean is starting her junior year of high school without her older sister, Margo, who is going off to college in Scotland. She must deal with the crisis of all her love letters been sent out to her old crushes by herself. She doesn’t know how the letters got sent out but the boys recieved the letters and are asking questions. Now she must answer those questions, deal with the consequences, survive high school and help take care of her baby sister, Kitty, at the same time.
The letters were written after she was done having a crush on each of the boys, but as the boys ask questions, she must confront herself truthfully and realize that, just maybe, she wasn’t done with her feelings for them after all.
I’m trying not to give away any spoilers, but its very hard because almost any information can reveal a lot!
This is my first Jenny Han book. I like the whole idea behind the story and this is a series. I imagine if I had the guts to write a goodbye letter to all my crushes, what I’d say about them?
Han included some lesson about not judging a book by its cover in this book. She showed one of the boys to be a certain person to the public but as Lara Jean got closer to him, she realized he wasn’t what she always thought. There was also the usual high school mean girl and jealous bit thrown in as well for extra drama.
The verdict is still out on how I feel about her style of writting. I stopped reading the book after the first five chapters but then I went back to finish it. The writing was quick with teenage aloofness all over the book, especially with how quick many chapters ended with only 2pages. I’m glad I didn’t give up because in the end, I was eager to see what was going to happen next in the second book.
Overall, its a charming book and would look out for more books by Han.