I love books, and I'm into YA.
Occasionally, I discuss my feels in words.
"What an interesting title!" I am sure that's what crossed your mind when you see this book by Jenny Han. The cover is pretty and eye-catching. Those are one of the reasons why I decide to give this book a shot. Plus, the plot seems interesting.
Lara Jean writes love letters to all the five boys she loved before. The thing is, those letters aren't sent, but are kept in a hatbox in her room. The letters are almost like her diary; they contains things she wouldn't be able to say in real life. One day, her letters get sent out and her love life turns upside down.
The concept is great. The characters are great. But sometimes, I question Lara Jean's maturity. She is a high school student, but at times, I felt her choices were a bit childish. But I guess that's who she is. Impulsive, and real. After finishing this book, and thinking about it, I guess I couldn't really blame Lara Jean for being childish in some ways. After all, she had been living under the shadows of her perfectionist elder sister, Margot.
This book is really good at twisting my affection towards the fictional boys in this book. At times, I was rooting for Josh, who is basically Lara Jean's best bud. And then, I find myself rooting for Peter, the jock that everyone likes. Personally, I really do love the interaction between Peter and Lara Jean. They are so cute together, really.
Besides, the big love letters mishap in this book, the emphasis of family is there. Lara Jean lost her mother at a young age, and she looks up to her elder sister Margot. Then, there is her little sister Kitty, and her father. Amidst her problems with boys, she never fails to think about her sisters or her father. The relationship between Lara Jean and her family is very nice to read about.
Jenny Han's 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before' may lack some depth, and left us hanging at the end, and I can't help but to wonder if there is a sequel to this... However, all in all, this is a good light read, and may reminds you of the boys you have to fight over with your siblings or best friends.