To All the Boys I've Loved Before (Hardcover)
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han is an excellent read for any contemporary YA (young adult) reader. Lara Jean has found a great therapeutic exercise for getting over her crushes. She simply writes them a letter telling them exactly how she feels and once she is finished writing she moves on. Of course she never mails the letters to the boys until one day all of her letters are mailed out. Now all of her secret crushes are reading her letters. To make things even harder, her feelings for her sister’s ex-boyfriend are resurfacing. HE received a letter making it even worse now that he knows she has/had feelings for him. So in order to save some dignity, she decides to have a fake relationship with one her former crushes who has now received an old love letter. Should be easy, right?
This was fantastic and a sweet love story. You really want everything to work out for Laura Jean. She is such likable character. Her relationship with Peter is entertaining and endearing. You want them to end up together, but at the same time you’re not sure if it is meant to be. Han did a great job showing sisters, with all the ups and downs that go along with family. Han showed how close the girls were after dealing with a traumatic death. She also made the relationship realistic by showing how easy it is to hurt the ones you love and then finding forgiveness. If you are searching for a new vacation read or just something to get lost in, this would be a great choice.— Jody
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is now a major motion picture on Netflix and the inspiration for the new spin-off series XO, Kitty—coming to Netflix this fall!
A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021)
Lara Jean’s love life gets complicated in this New York Times bestselling “lovely, lighthearted romance” (School Library Journal) from the bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series.
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.
About the Author
Jenny Han is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series, now Netflix movies. She is also the author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series, Shug, and Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream. She is the coauthor of the Burn for Burn trilogy, with Siobhan Vivian. Her books have been published in more than thirty languages. A former librarian, Jenny earned her MFA in creative writing at the New School. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
"Lara Jean’s personality—goofy, awkward, prone to strong emotions, and entirely naïve when it comes to boys—give this touching story an individuality and charm all its own. Han creates a realistically flawed cast, especially half-Korean Lara Jean and her sisters, who work hard to be good to one another after their mother’s death (even when they’re at one another’s throats)."
— Publishers Weekly, starred review
"An ultimately compelling exploration of teenage growth and young love."
One of the 15 Most Exciting Books of 2014
"This book is amazing."
A wonderful choice for fans of Sarah Dessen and Stephanie Perkins.
In this lovely, lighthearted romance...readers will remember the Song sisters and the boys in their lives long after the final page turn.
— School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW