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 rating: 4 stars.
It was very nice and not annoying. Lara Jean is one of those characters that don’t need to save the world and who don’t have serious psychological problems. Therefore, the problems that she had a very naive and not serious. But I can’t say it’s bad. At once, I was able to relax when I’m reading a book.
The narrative is slow and viscous, like sugar syrup. In general I associate the whole book with sugar, even its cover.
I really liked the relationship between Lara Jean and Peter. They are funny. Just at this time, I watched an anime about a boy and a girl, who pretend to be a couple, so I had fun twice as strong.
I would be very angry with the fact that Lara Jean fell in love with her sister’s boyfriend, if I looked into it much weaker. But to appreciate the whole situation, I couldn’t be mad about it (although I still don’t like Josh. I sincerely hope that the title of the second book P.S. I Still Love You is not about him)
I also liked the youngest Song girls and these wonderful Korean motifs that constantly reminded me that the main character is half Korean (yay for diversity!)
In general, it is a good and fun book that I recommend to all fans of contemporary novels.
P.S. Big + because of Uno muahaha. Everyone who has ever played in Uno, know that this is not just a game, it’s a religion.
Here is my fan-art for this book: