To all the Boys I’ve Loved Before
By Jenny Han
“Life doesn’t have to be so planned. Just roll with it and let it happen.”
So, I took a break from The Lost Hero (from Heroes of Olympus) to read “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” which I finished in one day. Actually, I finished all 3 books in 3 days (proud). I wanted to see what all the hype was about and watch the movie. While I do love cheesy romantic stories sometimes, I felt this one was a bit childish for me. I’ve never really understood high school drama so I wasn’t that into it. I’ll go more in depth down below.
Characters? I love love love love love Kitty and Peter! Kitty is so fierce and straight forward and Peter is just a dreamboat. Lara Jean got to me sometimes, she seemed too innocent, more of a 9thgrade student than an 11thgrade student. I know that’s one of her character traits and makes her different and cute but it annoyed me sometimes. Overall the characters were fine except Josh. I don’t like Josh.
Setting? The high school and a small town were the main settings. However, ski lodge = unrealistic. Trips like that don’t happen in high school, there are so many chaperones watching you that you can barely breath.
Plot? Like I said before the plot feels a little freshman year instead of junior year. I would even say middle school but overall it was a good, easy to understand and follow plot. Very rom-com and sweet.
Recommend? Yes, if you are looking for something fast and not complicated.
Next up spoilers! So stay away if you haven’t read and want to keep the mystery.
Favorite Part? My favorite part was when Kitty finally got her puppy. Jamie Fox Pickle. I also liked Lara Jean and Peter K bickering all the time, it was funny and cute. Oh I also love Peter’s notes.
Least Favorite Part? When Josh kissed Lara Jean, that was just wrong. Josh is really immoral.
What would I change? I would not have made Josh and Lara Jean kissed and Peter K and Lara Jean become a real couple sooner (even though there are 2 more books so fingers cross).
Final Thoughts? As you can see this book review is not as long as others and it’s because I just didn’t feel connected to this book as much as I do to others. The book was very well written and the story is cute, it’s just not my kind of book.
Have you guys seen the movie yet? Look out for more future posts about “To all the Boys I’ve Loved Before” and let me know what your thoughts were down below. And here are two gifs of Noah Centineo as Peter Kavinsky because one is not enough.