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

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Book Title: To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Author: Jenny Han
Series: To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Genre: Young Adult, contemporary, romance, chick lit
Lara Jean keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. One for every boy she's ever loved. When she writes, she can pour out her heart and soul and say 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...

My Thoughts:
The books was hard for me to get into at first. There were too many misspellings and grammatical errors that took away from the story at first. I was even annoyed with the way everything seemed to be explained. It didn't make since that this was a young adult romance novel but seemed to be written for a middle schooler or even an advanced grade schooler.

Going beyond all of that the story itself was great. I really liked reading about all the guys reactions to the letters that Lara Jean had written to them. I thought it was realistic for her little sister, Kitty, to mail them out in a fit of rage towards her sister. Then she had remorse for what she did so she finally told Lara Jean what she had done.

The relationship that began as a fake between Lara Jean and Peter blossomed into something very sweet. I hated that Peter was in it at the beginning just to get his ex-girlfriend back because I thought Lara Jean was pretty awesome. You really got to see the fake relationship turn into a real one when he offered to help her bake for Kitty's school bake sale the next day. Luckily for them her dad came home so the two could go to a party.

I have a strong hate for Margot after she came home from university for the holidays. She was incredibly mean to Josh and Lara Jean for the kissed the two shared while Margot was gone. Unfortunately I thought Lara Jean should have told Margot over email about everything that was happening to her when the letters were mailed out. I would hope that Margot would have understood then about their kiss and wouldn't have made such a big deal out of it. It didn't help that Margot lied about why she and Josh were breaking up. I hope there is some resolve between Margot and Josh in the second book. That is going to be the main reason I read that book.

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