Monday, July 02, 2018

To All the Boys I've Loved Before

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.

Author: Jenny Han (Website, Twitter, Goodreads)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Buy online: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Physical copy of the book was purchased at Popular Singapore bookstore
(Actual) Rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am not sure I have the confidence to confess this but right before I had the courage to read To All the Boys I've Loved Before, I was really doubting the book back in 2016 when my sister was so hyped up about it. Basically, she wanted me to have it a go. Thinking back, I thought I was such a pessimist and truly killjoy reading anything about rom-com of some sort I was so stressed then. I barely have time for pleasure reading.

I was glad that in 2018 I finally, finally picked up the book when Netflix released the movie trailer and I was going through something about my love life - crush life, I mean. From there, I just got it all in me to reach out. The book - I pity myself for letting it sit in my drawers for 2 years and left it to dust.

Moving on to how I feel when reading the book. Me: I had the time of my life laughing my head off in the middle of the night! I finished reading it in one sitting! Even on a school night I just couldn't sleep thinking how it has lighten up my mood after such a stressing week. I was so relaxed and the cute thing was how I truly just let it go with the flow just like Lara Jean. All the make-believe scenes were so precious!

Hugs to Lara Jean for being so realistic and I relate to how she views liking a boy knowing he will never liked her back. That much I know is true! On scale of 1-10, the drama level was so hilarious it just fits in everything even when I felt like it was getting dry with Genevieve's side of drama, really now. Overall, To All the Boys I've Loved Before, I wanted more of Lara Jean's pure heart and how vulnerable her character has displayed well in the story.

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