Publication Date: 15th April 2014
Page Count: 421
Genre: Young Adult / Teen
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.
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!