Life doesn’t have to be so planned. Just roll with it and let it happen.– Jenny Han, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is written by Jenny Han.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is a novel about first loves and what happens when those first loves figure out that they were your first loves. Lara Jean Covey writes her heart and soul out when it comes to her feelings. Things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until her letters that were meant to be kept a secret get mailed out and suddenly Lara Jean Covey’s love life goes from imaginary to reality.
Throughout the novel, I found myself re-falling in love with love. The almost perfect coming-of-age novel about first loves. I say almost perfect because nothing in life is perfect, but this novel is pretty darn close to that. Jenny Han does an excellent job of creating romance, but not a love triangle or square type of romance. Each love letter has a meaning and a person and a sense of closure with that person that the letter is talking about.
There is a bit of romance throughout the novel, but it doesn’t take away from the novel, in fact, it adds more to the novel! The idea that love can transcend vocally and onto paper in the form of letters is something that is sort of amazing. Jenny Han captures what it’s like to be a young teenager in love and expresses that through her beautifully written writing. The writing and grammar are excellent and doesn’t take you out of the story. Dare I say it, I shall, the book is better than the movie.
If you enjoy romance you will certainly enjoy To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, a coming-of-age book about what happens when the imaginary love becomes reality.
Recommended for those who are a fan of Jenny Han or want to read a story of romance with a hint of coming-of-age.
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