To All The Boys I’ve Loved – By Jenny Han

Goodreads Synopsis: 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.

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I had heard a lot about this book in the blogging world, and then Netflix came out with their tv show about and I figured I should give the book a try. I’m always a fan of a cute romance now and then.

But sadly I did not like this book. Like at all really. While I think it’s great that this book featured a diverse cast that’s the only good thing I have to say about this book. I didn’t like the characters, everyone seemed so perfect and flat. And I was upset with the premise which made it seem like it was okay and even a good thing that Lara’s older sister ran the household after their mother’s death. I’m sorry but that’s never okay, teenagers, children should not be running the house, they should be having an actual childhood. But that’s a whole rant that’s very personal to me.

Also I found it a bit weird that the romance was with her sister’s ex. I’m not sure the right word but it made me uncomfortable. Josh seemed to be moving on too quickly from one sister to the next.

Anyway, I quit this book close to the 100 page mark. I’m not going to say don’t read this book, I’m just saying it’s not for me. I gave it 2 stars on Goodreads.


  1. Interesting review. I haven’t read the book but I started the TV series. The whole “sister’s ex” situation rubbed me the wrong way too. I abandoned it after that.

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