I did not expect to enjoy this. I picked it up because I saw tons of bookstagrammers with it, and knew there was a Netflix movie coming out, and I wanted to compare the two. But about 100 pages into the book I realized that I had underestimated it, and I needed to finish it.
To All the Boys stars the Song sisters; Margot, Lara Jean, and Kitty. As Margot leaves for college, Lara Jean enters her junior year of high school. Kitty is still in elementary school. Lara Jean has a habit of falling in love with boys, but never telling them. Instead, when she needs to stop loving them, she writes a letter.
In her letters, Lara Jean tells the boy that she did love him, but doesn’t anymore. She also explains why. This is a very bold move, but Lara Jean never sends her letters. Instead, she puts them in a hatbox that her mother gave her, and leaves them be.
During the first week of school, Peter comes up to Lara Jean with a letter in his hands. He’s flattered, but doesn’t think of her that way. She nabs the letter and realizes what it is! After that, Lara Jean just has to deal with the complexities of high school, liking boys, and running the household. No big deal.
I loved how relatable Lara Jean was. I thought I wouldn’t like her because she’s pretty straight laced (and I tend to be a fan of the rebel), but I think she stands out in her own way.
The Netflix movie comes out on August 17, and I’ll definitely be checking that out. If you can, go grab yourself a copy of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han; it’ll surprise you in the best way possible. And if that’s not enough, you can pick up a copy of the sequel, P.S. I Still Love You as well!
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