To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han is the 2014 book on my 30 for 30 Readathon TBR. I read this book in January and not to spoil my review, but I FREAKING LOVED IT!!!
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 watched the film before I read this book, not on purposed, I had no idea it was a book first (terrible book blogger *slaps hand*). However, I don’t think this spoiled me for the book in the slightest. It was nice to have images in my head of what the characters could look like (they were certainly better than I would have come up with… Peter Kavinsky though).
I am pleased to report that despite the fact I did watch the movie first, and I did love it, I absolutely ADORED the book.
I loved the differences between the book and the adaptation. I think the book kept us more in suspense (as suspenseful as a romance can get) than the movie did, and I really enjoyed that. Although I did know the outcome, because I’d seen the movie, I enjoyed the journey to get to that point in the book more than I did in the movie.
I loved To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before that much that I went on to read PS I Still Love You and Always and Forever, Lara Jean instantly. I just couldn’t put them down.
Also, I ship Lara Jean and Peter SO HARD!
I gave this book 5/5 stars, and the entire series 4.5/5 stars (PS I Still Love You brought it down for me a little bit in the middle. Still loved the series though!).