Wednesday, 7 May 2014

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

Title: To All The Boys I've Loved Before

Series: To All The Boys I've Loved Before #1

Author: Jenny Han

Publication Date: 15th April 2014

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Source: Purchased

Buy It: Amazon, Barnes & Noble

Audience/Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance

Rating: 5 ☆ Out of 5 ☆

Summary from Goodreads: 
Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control in this heartfelt novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series.

What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them... all at once?

Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren't love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she's written. One for every boy she's ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says 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.

Firstly, might I just mention that Jenny Han is one of my favourite contemporary romance authors ever. Also, I originally read the Summer Trilogy about a week before the release of To All The Boys I've Loved Before and I absolutely adored it so I went to purchase To All the Boys I've Loved Before and boy was I not disappointed.
The novel focuses mainly on the life of a teenage girl Lara Jean, who is the middle child in the family and has two sisters, Kitty and Margot, her younger and older sister respectively. Basically, the premise of the story is that she has a hatbox her mother gave her in which she puts all her 'love letters' that she has written to boys she has loved before. However, she has never sent them at all, she just writes them to express herself. One day, the letters accidentally get sent to these boys and Lara Jean has to deal with the consequences of them knowing she used to like them.
I found the entire concept of the letters really sweet and the fact that Lara Jean poured all her emotions on paper rather than telling the boy was pretty bittersweet. On the whole, this book was really just sweet. So so sweet!

I honestly cannot wait for the next book, "P.S. I Still Love You". I need more of Peter! And Josh! And Everyone! Overall I think this is my current favorite contemporary of 2014. I would recommend it to anyone who needs some love in their life, some sweetness, and a feel of first love again.

So go get this book and start reading now! 5 stars all the way! <3

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