read: to all the boys i’ve loved before by jenny han

I watched the movie when it came out on Netflix last summer (review here) and really loved it. But I always want to read the book if I haven’t done so prior to watching.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before

When Lara Jean Covey falls in love, she writes a letter to her beloved and keeps them in a hatbox in her closet. When the letters are sent out, she is thrown into a mess of a situation involving her sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh, and her childhood crush, Peter Kavinsky.

It is as adorable as the film. As expected, I know. However, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. I actually am not the biggest fan of first-person narration so hearing more of Lara Jean’s thoughts was a little irritating. I love that she’s the middle child and also doesn’t like driving (mentioned in my movie review) but her constant harping on Margot was depressing. I feel like she doesn’t think of herself as her own person and that’s sad. But what works is whenever Peter appears. I lit up reading about their fake relationship even though I knew everything! Also, can Josh just go away? He was annoying. It ends on a bit of a cliffhanger so I need to buy the sequels and hopefully read them before the next one hits Netflix.

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