To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Now a Netflix feature film!
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…
Why read it?
5 authors picked To All the Boys I've Loved Before as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?
I adore this book because it reminds me of my own teenage years, filled with innocent crushes and the terror of being 'exposed.' It’s an emotional joyride that took me back to those sleepless nights wondering if my secret admirer ever knew how I felt.
Recommending this book feels like sharing a piece of my own journey through adolescence.
Although To All The Boys I Loved Before is marketed for young adults, it is a novel that any age will enjoy.
It’s incredibly fitting for me and anyone who struggles with overcoming the fear of expressing their feelings for someone; it is often easier to write about those feelings instead of openly telling them! I relate so much to the innocence and inquisitive personality of the protagonist, Lara-Jean Song Covey.
Her traits are similar to that of my own main character, Luna, in The Way We Were Before. They both share a deep love of family values that…
There has been lots of hype around this book series and for a reason! Jenny Han is super talented and like so many readers out there I was charmed by Lara Jean’s story, especially since I had trouble openly admitting my own crushes in high school! I adored the storyline, the tight bond between the three sisters, and must admit to having watched the Netflix film a few too many times too.
Now onto something much lighter, but equally as memorable and charming! Lara Jean’s narration is so youthful and chaotic, it reminds me so much of myself. While YA is full of teens going out and having daring adventures, I really appreciated reading a story about a girl who just wants to stay home—and a plot that thinks otherwise! Lara Jean’s journey of putting herself out there and embracing what life throws at her was such a beautiful, oftentimes amusing one. Truly a read I could revisit again and again.
Quirky Lara Jean has always enjoyed her fantasy crushes, including a problematic one on her sister’s ex-boyfriend, but when her private love letters are mailed without her knowledge, she is singularly unprepared for the fallout.
This book is best known as YA chick-lit turned into a Netflix movie, but the subplot of Lara Jean’s relationship with her younger and older sisters drives the story.
Betrayals of trust among the sisters strain their relationships. I found those storylines more compelling than the light teen romance.
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