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

Charming contemporary YA romance that takes an unexpected turn that I really enjoyed.


To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before summary

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 those letters after all.

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To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before review

This is such a fun novel, I had a right giggle reading it. The idea that six letters I’d written to past loves actually ended up in their hands horrifies me, so I was captivated by the concept from the get go. It’s fluffy and girly as I’d expected, but actually it’s more than that thanks to its endearing and relatable set of characters.

I loved reading about Lara’s family dynamic here too, particularly between the three sisters. Their sometimes fragile bond is honest and genuine, and I thought Jenny Han portrayed the impact of their mum’s death, Margot’s absence and their slightly unusual age gaps brilliantly well.

I also loved that everything didn’t quite pan out the way you expected it to with regards to Peter and Josh, which is quite rare in a contemporary YA romance so a very welcome change. I can’t wait to revisit these characters in PS I Still Love You soon.

My rating: **** 4/5 stars

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1 Comment

  1. 18th June 2016 / 3:25 pm

    I love this book as well! I think that it’s one of the best contemporary romance books that I have ever read!

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