Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Chic lit
Lara Jean 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 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.
I’m glad that I didn’t think twice when I picked To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. I already know that there will be lots of cuteness and sweet stuffs here (yeah, the usual YA contemporary romance that everybody loves) just from the cover and title, but I still got hooked into this. I mean, I don’t usually finish books in one seating. Sorry not sorry.
This is my first Jenny Han novel and there’s this pull that made me want to finish the whole thing immediately. I was just glad I did give Han a try!
This is indeed cute, quirky, and light. The romance is cute on so many ways. Lara Jean is adorable. And of course, we have the dreamy-guys. Josh, the boy-next-door, and Peter, the slightly-asshole-but-still-sweet-and-charming guy. BUT I gotta admit that I didn’t swoon as much as I did with Perkins. Don’t get me wrong, I still liked this. A lot. It’s really entertaining and all, but it lacks a little more spark. That’s why I spare one more star… the ending left me hanging. If I didn’t know that this has a 2nd book, I might have thrown this out the window. Such cliffhanger!!! (Just kidding! I couldn’t just throw this out. lol)
Anyway, between Josh and Peter…. I honestly can’t choose between the two. I mean, I can’t figure out whom I like for Lara Jean to end up with…. Well, at least not until the last 10% or so.
Erika is a freelance content writer and illustrator from the Philippines. She used to hate writing in high school, but later discovered that it is something that she’d enjoy doing. Asides from books. she also enjoys the presence of few art materials, camera for bookstagram, and other bookish merchandise, on her own fantasy realm.