Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Review: To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before #1) by Jenny Han

To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)Read: Dec. 7-26, 2015
Rating: 3 of 5 stars      
Pages: 368
Genres: contemporary, romance

Blurb from Goodreads:

"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

This book has been on my TBR list for a really long time...almost a year? Two now?

Anyways...I started this book with high you can imagine my disappointment when it didn't turn out as exciting as I hoped.

Put simply...this book focused on almost nothing but the romantic relationships. Yes, I realise that this book's title practically screams ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS COMING YOUR WAY! But, surely, the author could have added more depth to the story than just a girl trying to decided whether she should chose one guy or the other...right?

I did like the idea of writing love letters though...or goodbye your crushes in order to move on...and the sisters' relationship was a nice addition, although I wished there was more to that...

Lara Jane sure did get herself into quite a predicament...having all those love letters sent out to all her'd be beyond mortified. And if that wasn't enough...two of the guys are already in romantic relationships. One with her older sister, and the other with one of the most popular and evil girls in school....I would most definitely move schools...

I suppose I could relate to Lara Jane in some ways. I am a shy girl and the idea of liking guys who I know will never like me back, or will never work out will in order to avoid further...uh...commitment is definitely understandable. But by the end of the story, I'm glad Lara Jane finally summoned up enough courage to take some initiative and talk to the guy she likes and tell him what she wants instead of just letting him go.

Reading the next book is definitely something I plan on doing, except this time, I'll know not to raise my expectations too much. Perhaps with lower expectations, I will enjoy the sequel much more....      

Say you were in Lara Jean's position and you wrote love letters that described everything you loved and hated about a person...and one day...they were accidentally sent out...what would you do?


  1. Ooh finally, a book I've actually read! :D This book was still pretty cute, but I really need to read the sequel.
    And to answer your question... I'd probably steal it back before they could ever read it. Well, in the first place, I probably wouldn't put their name or address in that love letter if I didn't want them to read it.

    1. ohmygosh! It's about time! An actual comment...after what...? Almost a year? You should be ashamed...*gives you THE look* BUT...I may be one of the rare people to actually ANSWER the question...congrats.

      Aaanyways...yes, I, like you, must also read the sequel, and guess what...? Peter (the love interest) liked my tweet of the review...! I'm still reeling in shock...


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