Book Review of
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once?
Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song 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 pours out her heart and soul and says 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.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before has been all over the place as a wonderful read and now is a movie on Netflix. It was on scribd, so I decided to read it when I was sick. It was fine. The writing is great. The conversations are mostly realistic. The thoughts the reader get to see in Lara Jean’s head are interesting and probably a normal teenage response. There was an obvious villain and conflicts that drove the plot.
I mean there was stuff talked about that could have been left out. I started the second book and had to put it down because there was so much stuff in that I felt was in appropriate, especially for a teenage romance. So to me, it was kind of pointless for me to read the first if the second wasn’t worth reading. I understand why people like this book, but it was not for me.