Book Review: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Publication Date: 15th April 2014

Page Count: 421

Genre: Young Adult / Teen


Goodreads summary:

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.


My thoughts:

Well, I picked up this book from my local library because I’d read some great reviews on other blogs about it, but now I don’t really see what all the fuss was all about. To all the boys I've loved before

I mean, it’s an easy read which is perfect for a lazy weekend or something like that, but the fact that all her secret love letters were sent out didn’t cause as much trouble as I thought it would. Up until half way through the book I was waiting for the story to pick up a bit and get more interesting, but it didn’t. So that was disappointing.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good book! I’d gladly recommend it for a lazy summer day, but I’m definitely not the author’s target audience. If I were 14/15 then I would probably enjoy it a lot more than I did now as a young adult…

I loved the fact that the main character was half Korean! I had never read a book where the main character was mixed-race like myself (Before you ask, no I’m not Asian like the main character. I’m actually half-Brazilian, half-Spanish)!

So… If you’re ever after a girly easy-read, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han would definitely be a good choice!



22 thoughts on “Book Review: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

  1. fluffychinchilla says:

    I’m sorry to hear you didn’t love it. What did you think about the family dynamic though? The fact that the family was such a huge part of her story made me feel kind of warm inside. What did you think?


    • Mystery Date with a Book says:

      I really liked the family dynamic 🙂 The way Lara Jean looked after her little sister and their dad, and the relationship she had with Margot… That part was great!
      But I didn’t think it was fair for Margot to blame Lara Jean for what happened with Josh. That was very childish of her…
      What was your favourite part of the book?


  2. milesmb3 says:

    I’ve toyed with the idea of reading this book. Thanks to your insight, I’ll save it for a lazy day!

    Voce fala portugues? Em setembro, eu estou indo morar com meu casado em Florianopolis. Estou animada!

    I don’t have any exciting ethnic heritage, but having married a Brazilian, I somehow feel like my own heritage is more exciting. haha

    PS- I love your book earrings! I have to order a pair of the Sherlock Holmes!

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  3. Jasmine says:

    I like your honest review. I agree that this book would be more enjoyable if we are high schoolers, but I think many people like this book because it’s a light read. Not a lot of crazy things going on. The girl and her family are prudes so it serves as good role models to teens.


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