To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1) by Jenny Han

To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)

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 ...


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TitleTo All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)
Author
Release DateMar 20th, 2015
PublisherPenerbit Spring
LanguageEnglish
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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Reviews To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)

  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
    2014-04-16
    There are certain lines that you do not cross, and coveting your beloved sister's ex-boyfriend is one of them. That's why this book made me gag a little.This book was purposeless. There was no ending. There was no romance. There was no character growth (and the main character was pretty dumb to begin with). I don't usually read contemporary YA novels, but when I do, I have certain expectations. I want sweetness, I want a character that matures, a...
  • C.G. Drews
    2016-09-14
    REREAD #2: February 2018So I absolutely frikkin ADORED this book when I first read it and proceeded to order book 2 immediately and then wait in agony for it to arrive. And then (remember: SO MUCH AGONY)...I proceeded to not read it. Because my ship. My ship. Anyway I went ahead and forgot the whole thing so that's great of me. I'm only now rereading it because I own the second two books and intend to read them soon.SOMEONE HOLD ME TO IT OMG or I...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    2014-04-14
    Well... That was disappointing.I absolutely could not stand Lara Jean's voice. She sounded like a child, even though she's 16 years old. STOP. She also cried any time something mildly unfortunate happened, and that got old real fast.I fail to see how any of the romance in this book was cute. There are two love interests, and both of them were horrible. I wasn't rooting for either of them at all.ALSO, the letters, which I thought would be a big pa...
  • Emily May
    2014-05-07
    The Blurb: Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control in this heartfelt novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series.The Reality: Privileged, boring, 16-year-old girl (whose "voice" sounds closer to 12) feels sorry for herself because her sister's boyfriend doesn't want her. Until he does. Conclusion? There is none. Just a lot of faffing about, moronically pining, and an inconclusive non-e...
  • Regan
    2014-03-16
    I read this in a day. SO CUTE. Follows a girl called Lara Jean and through her life she has written letters to all the boys she has loved in her past, she keeps these letters safely tucked away from the word. However, one day she finds they are gone, her letters have been sent out, and everyone she has ever loved now knows. Including her older sisters ex-boyfriend. This story follows Lara Jean as she struggles with her relationship with her older...
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    2018-07-08
    (3.75?) With the movie coming out soon, I decided to finally pick this book up. It's a YA contemporary with a romance so really it's not my usual genre but I've been a bit in a slump and needed a pick me up.This was perfect for it! Lara Jean has loved 5 boys in her life and has written to each of a them a love letter that she hid before moving on. One day they are all sent and she has to deal with the consequences.This was cute! It's all about fa...
  • Christine Delilah (Maramochabooks)
    2015-08-04
    Straight out of a Taylor Swift song. Disclaimer: I do like Jenny Han, I love her covers, and I think she's a good writer. With all that being said, I have to comment on the characters. Please don't take this too seriously. Plot Rundown: Lara Jean is an invisible, Potterhead, Tumblrite, anime fan, non-partygoer, aka: Relatable teenager....So typical teen Lara Jean writes love letters which she never sends to her crushes, in order to get over th...
  • Clau R.
    2014-04-17
    AHHHHHHHHHHHH.
  • Shreya (☆High Lady of The Night Court☆)
    2018-04-11
    I was extremely shocked when I started reading this book. The intention was to read the first paragraph and if I didn’t feel like it I would pick another book. I couldn’t stop. I read the first sentence, the first paragraph, the first chapter and that's it, I was not going to stop, it just wasn’t an option anymore. There are few books that will rope you in so completely that you can't help but keep reading, this is definitely one of them. I...
  • Kai
    2015-04-02
    “Do you know what it’s like to like someone so much you can’t stand it and know that they’ll never feel the same way?” To All The Boys I've Loved Before is as quirky and cute as it's protagonist.After the first few pages I wasn't sure I would finish this book. Everything seemed so picture perfect, so girlie. The way Lara Jean always said "Daddy", how Kitty outwitted any other living nine-year-old, etc. But I'm glad I kept reading, even...
  • Jessica
    2014-03-28
    Reread in June 2015 for my Goodreads group readalong! Loved it just as much the second time! 1st read:SO CUTE. I loved the Song sister's relationship! Can't wait for book two! I didn't realize at first that there were going to be more and I was so sad that this book was over :(Keep watching for my full review! PLUS a giveaway is coming soon near you soon!! *wink wink*
  • Whitney Atkinson
    2014-04-24
    This book was so dramatic and childish that I just could not enjoy it. Lara Jean's plan was so foolish and the love triangle in this was so irritating that I found myself craving the scenes that focused on family rather than relationships. I gave this book some stars though because I listened to it on audiobook in two sittings and it was rather addicting, even though I hated Peter and the ending was a bit of a let-down. You might like this if you...
  • Natalie Monroe
    2014-02-27
    EDIT 8/2/2014: Marking this down to one star. My original 3-star review can be found below.Let's kick off this review with a little music:Look at me, I'm Lara Jean!Lousy at figuring out mysteriesWon't drive a car unless I absolutely have toI can't! I'm Lara Jean!Watch it! Hey, I'm Miss Goody Two-shoesI was not brought up that wayScandalized byPeter cheating off a quizBecause cheating is so wrooooong.That, ladies and gentlemen, is our protagonist....
  • Taschima
    2012-09-03
    This book was actually super engaging. I loved the main character, her navigation through her crushes and past loves, and her family!Full review to come.Old Update:I love this title. Like, really love it. It's just, we all have boys we have loved before so it resonates. Plus it sounds like quite a beginning to an awesome letter to all your past loves about why it didn't quite work out. We can only hope for a very juicy/scandalous explanation.
  • emma
    2014-07-07
    This was...fine.https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co...Like...it didn’t take a long time to read. It was fun sometimes. Significantly less fun at others. Good characters, bad characters, couldn’t-care-less-will-forget-their-names-ASAP-could-you-BE-any-flatter characters. It was just a very eh read this time around.Well, I can say a lot. This is me we’re talking about, guys. You could hand me a sewing machine instruction manual and I’d en...
  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    2015-08-27
    Still just as cute and lovely as the first time I read it (back in 2015). I love these characters so much. These books just make me want to spend time with my family. Love!
  • Samantha
    2014-06-25
    On further consideration, this is more of a 3.5 star for me.
  • Prami{reader and dreamer}
    2013-12-05
    3.5 StarsThey're turning this into a movie now! *Squeee*Lara Jean is a half Korean teenager who is the middle sister to older Margot and little Kitty. Their mother passed away nine years prior to the events in the novel. So basically it's Lara Jean and Margot who looks after the family. In the start of the book, Margot goes away to Scotland for college. And thus the responsibility of her Dad and little sister Kitty falls under Lara jean's shoulde...
  • just here for desi sapphics
    2015-11-28
    i hate lara jean more than i hate people who hate lila bard and that's all you need to know about this book
  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    2014-05-01
    SPOILER FREE REVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG3FN...*Reread April 2016Still enjoyed it!That ending though...That's all I have to say
  • April
    2017-11-02
    Surprisingly good. Absolutely loved the relationship between the Song/Covey family.
  • Steph Sinclair
    2013-06-24
    Actual rating 2.5 stars. This might change after I think more on it. I really enjoyed the dynamic between Margot and Lara Jean, the banter between Lara Jean and Peter and the Harry Potter scene with Josh and Lara Jean. The novel had a few high points, but it didn't consistently hook me scene after scene the way I was hoping for. Still, I can completely see why it's a beloved book by many of my friends. Full review to come maybe.
  • Chloe
    2014-10-26
    I literally read this book in one sitting!I really enjoyed it and can't wait to read the next one!
  • Brianna
    2014-01-23
    I was one of the few people who was lucky enough to win this book in the giveaway. I had been a huge fan of Jenny Han ever since The Summer I Turned Pretty, and couldn't wait to read her newest novel. Unfortunately, this book was just one giant disappointment for many reasons.First of all, the main character was completely unrelatable and unrealistic. While in this YA novel she was supposedly in her later high school years, it seemed more like sh...
  • Tabetha
    2015-07-25
    Sixteen year old daydreamer Lara Jean has written love letters to all the boys she has ever had crushes on. These are not typical love letters but are more like good bye letters that help Lara Jean have some closure over the boys that broke her heart. When the letters are mailed without her knowledge, she is beyond upset. As her crushes begin to receive the secret letters, Lara Jean must provide an explanation to the boys, and a romantic comedy s...
  • Kristina Horner
    2014-11-03
    This is a 3.5 for me. These kinds of contemporary romances tend to be addictive, so I did read it quickly, -- but I did not enjoy the story very much. I found Lara Jean to be immature and childish (referring to her parents as 'Mommy' and "Daddy' at 16 was so irritating and her innocent views of the world made her often seem younger than Kitty) and I found I disliked almost every character in the book.Neither Peter nor Josh seemed like someone I w...
  • Katie
    2014-05-10
    This is about a 3.7. I read this in one day. I honestly didn't want to put it down and I barely did. Jenny Han does contemporary really well. The way it ended was not how I thought it would when I started, which is always cool. I loved the relationship between the three sisters so much and found it really sweet and believable. Sometimes with contemporaries I find the mundanity of daily activities in the stories boring, but that didn't happen here...
  • Aj the Ravenous Reader
    2014-11-13
    “When someone’s been gone a long time, at first you save up all the things you want to tell them. You try to keep track of everything in your head. But it’s like trying to hold on to a fistful of sand: all the little bits slip out of your hands, and then you’re clutching air and grit. That’s why you can’t save it up like that. Because by the time you finally see each other, you’re catching up only on the big things. But the little t...