I’m here today with a quick review of TATBILB, hope you enjoy it!
Synopsis (via goodreads)
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 went into To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before thinking it was going to be a story about love letters and romance. Although it was a story about love letters, it was so much more than a love story. I was surprised to find that family was a BIG theme in the book. I loved the bond that the Song sisters held, and the friendship they had between them. Laura Jean’s mum passed away, leaving Margot (Laura’s older sister) to be the mother figure of the house. However, Margot leaves for college in Scotland, so Laura Jean has to take up the role. I loved reading about her dealing with the change. Laura Jean was a successful, relatable character which made the book so much easier to read. I also have to applaud Han for her character progression. I thought all the characters grew throughout the book, especially Peter who turned out to be a decent human being!
However, the ending of the book came as a bit of a surprise because it ended in the middle of nowhere! I guess that’s what the next book is for!
Overall, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before was a fast and easy read. It was the perfect laid-back book to kick off the summer season. (Oh, and it looks beautiful sat on my shelf!)