Title: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
Author: Jenny Han
Synopsis: Lara Jean is young, innocent, and maybe even a little naïve. She is a loving sister, and a trusted daughter, but she has never been anyone’s girlfriend before. She learns the true meaning of love in an unexpected situation.
My Review: I only picked up this book due to the extreme hype that everyone is giving this book right now on Bookstagram. As an avid reader myself, I felt it was my responsibly to read this book and determine for myself if it is in fact worth all of its hype.
I expected a five star for the hype that this book is receiving; However, it came in at a solid four star read for me.
The story is YA genre, but I can truly say that it is intriguing and captured my attention right from the first page. I found myself feeling sorry or Lara Jean at times and frustrated by her decisions other times.
We are taken on a journey along side Lara Jean where we witness her grief at a nightmare come true, and we see how she copes and deals with this turmoil. We later learn how she comes out of this situation, stronger, and more confident than before.
I found Lara Jean to be extremely funny as well, and this adds much humor to the book.
I did not care for her older sister’s character as much, I think this is because she is away for a good portion of the story, and not covered often; however, I fell in love with Kitty right away. Kitty could have her own feature, and her own book!
The pacing of the story did get a bit slow mid way through at times, but this was nothing that caused me to not want to continue reading.
Overall, I enjoyed this book, and I am looking forward to reading the next 2 books. If you are looking for a fun, cute, fast read, then this is it.
The nextflix movie is rather enjoyable as well!