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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.

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Comments on: "To all the boys I’ve loved before – Jenny Han" (17)

  1. I really liked this book as I could really relate to Lara Jean, the main character. The book was funny and interesting and made me want to read more. My favourite character was Lara Jean as she was conserved but lots of fun and a great friend. She was relatable as she struggled with many of the challenges most teenage girls face today. She was always there for her family and looked after her younger sister. I can relate to Lara Jean as she is a little bit awkward and clumsy which I feel I sometimes am. My least favourite part of the book was when Peter Kavinsky was introduced as he wasn’t as nice or thoughtful as I had imagined he might be and his attitude sometimes frustrated me. If I could change something in the book I would make Peter be a bit of a nicer person so I could understand him more. I would recommend this book as it is funny, romantic and light read. A teenager who likes to read light romance novels would like this book.

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  2. Tahlia said:

    A beautiful romance book written by Jenny Han which displays the typical thoughts of a teenage girl facing boy troubles. This story follows Lara Jean who I would say is not very popular wanting to tell her sisters boyfriend that she is in love with him. Of course that would never happen because she loves Margo. In return to say goodbye to her love she writes them a letter, suddenly when all five go to their owners she discovers that living in a fantasy isn’t as good as living in reality. This story displays the message of being yourself and how popularity doesn’t matter because love is love. I would strongly recommend this book to anyone who is wanting a laugh, cry and an adventure of a romance with two people who are from different social statuses. You will certainly fall in love with all of these characters as you go on a journey with them and never find a dull moment in this book as it continues to make your heart melt throughout. Overall I would no doubt give this a 10/10.

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  3. Morgan said:

    i would definitely recommend the book to all the boys l’ve loved before because it is such a great book to read, My favourite part in the book is when they make all of these rules to have a relationship. My favourite character in the book is peter because he is such a loving boy and sticks up for people. i reckon a person at the age of 13 and up would love this book because it is such a great book.

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  4. Sarah said:

    To all the boys I’ve loved before is such a great, funny and quirky book. It is not like your average love story, and that’s one of the many reasons as to why I love it. This book is amazing because they put so much detail into every single character mentioned. All the things you need to know about someone will be written somewhere in the book. My favourite moment in this book is the ski trip. In that time period I learned new things about different characters, good and bad. I also liked it because because everything was going well and then things turned which left me in shock. My favourite character was by far Lara Jean, she seems like an average teenager, but as you read the book, you discover the weird and quirky side of her. The way she processes things and solves problems is quite different, but it’s what makes her unique. I especially relate to Lara Jean because I know what it feels like to have one of your dearest secrets be spread out, even though she obviously had it worse compared to me. My least favourite part of the book was the beginning, it took around 70 pages for the drama to start, as it took a while to introduce and meet the characters. I highly recommend this book to people who are interested in funny romantic books, there may be lows in the book but in the end you will feel great. There is nothing I would change about this book, other than having more similarities between the book and the movie.

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  5. Indigo said:

    To all the boys I’ve Loved Before was my favourite movie/book for a long time! It is an amazing read and I loved the romance, humour and mystery of it. The main character- Lara Jean is a typical teenager with crushes on boys. When she is in love with a boy she writes them a letter..but never gives it to them. Then, one day she looks for her box with the letters in it, she finds herself in a muck when they are missing. What is she suppose to do? Now boys- people she has liked, have the letters she wrote to them, that they were never meant to read! She goes on an adventure to find the letters and some things surprising happen…but if you want to find that out, you’re going to have to read the book and watch the movie yourself! I rate the book/movie a 10/10 and I think girls aged 12+ should watch/read it.

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  6. I really loved this book, it was an easy read. I liked the book the same as the Movie. This book is filled with teenage drama, and love. I recommend this book to an audience of 12 and over. I rate this book A 9.5 out of 10. This book made me feel a number of emotions, such as Happy, excited, and a little sad because of the big secret that got out.
    anyway, this is a really really good book.

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  7. Taylah said:

    to all the boys i’ve loved before is a book about at teenage girls love life. Her name is Lara Jean and her private love letters get sent out to her past lovers. She writes a letter when she has so many feelings about a boy and she just has to write them down to express her feelings and they are private to her so nobody else can see them. When they get sent out she freaks out and she gets a fake boyfriend with one of the boys that a letter got sent out to. She gets with that boy to make it look like she doesn’t still like one of the other boys that a letter got sent out to. My favourite part was when Peter and Lara Jean got together for real because that really summed up the book. This book has romance, tears and the book is one of those book that it is hard to put down. I definitely would recommend this book and I rate it a 9\10!

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  8. Casey said:

    To all the boys I’ve loved before is about a teenage girl called Lara Jean and her love letters get spilled out and sent to the address of the boys and then all this drama happens about why Lara Jean wrote those letters and if she still likes all the boys. My favourite part of the film is when Peter and Lara Jean are writing the ‘rules’ about their fake relationship between each other. To all the boys I’ve before is overall a pretty good movie it wasn’t my favourite movie but I still rate it a 7/10!!

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  9. I really enjoyed reading this book, I liked how it was a nice easy read with a cute romance genre and the way the events in the book are well described so you can imagine it in your head and picture the situation. My favourite part would have to be the scenes with Lara jean and Peter and how even though they were ‘faking’ their relationship it felt real. I really liked Lara Jean as I felt that she came along way from the start of the book when she didn’t have a lot of a social life compared to the end of the book when she was more outgoing and wasn’t afraid to do stuff or try new things. I would recommend this book to teenage girls who love a good easy book and like to also watch the movie version of it. I would recommend it a 9/10.

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  10. I loved the book ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ because it has moments that make you want to keep reading, so I don’t recommend reading it before going to sleep, because you won’t want to stop! It is a classic love story where Lara Jean is split between two boys she loves and just can’t choose between them. My favourite part of the book is at the very end when things are partly sorted out with Lara Jean and Josh and the last words of the book give you a hint about the next one. My favourite character was Chris because she was always trying to help Lara Jean get out more and be happier but was always there for her when times got tough. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone because as I said before it is so hard to put down, but that is the great thing about it! I will definitely make sure that I read the rest of the series and watch the movie!

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  11. I recommend the book and movie To All the Boys I loved Before and the other to books in this series. They are a romance series that I loved because they are a series about a girl called Lara Jean who writes a love letter to every boy she has ever loved and put them in a box until one day when they get sent out! These books are a great series if you just want to relax with a good book or see a good rom com movie. Lara Jean is someone who everyone can relate to and you feel like you connect to her. This is an amazing book that I really enjoyed and I give it a 10/10.

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  12. Amelia said:

    To All the Boys I’ve Loved before is such a lovely book to read. The Main character, Lara Jean, is very relatable and throughout the book, you become very invested in how it is going to turn out for her. Jenny Han has also written Peter’s character so well, it is hard not to fall in love with him too. I read this book after watching the movie, so I did think there were some noticeable changes, but these have only made me more excited to see how the next few movies will play out. I recommend this book to anyone that has enjoyed the movie or wants a fairly easy read over summer. 4/5.

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  13. To all the boys I loved before would be one of my favourite books I think it is so funny and interesting. My favourite part of the book would have to be when Peter and Lara jean end up together. Lara would be my favourite character because I think she is so real and easy to relate to. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants a good book to read.

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  14. Lara Jean in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is one of the most relatable characters you will ever read a book about. Lara Jean in the main protagonist in the book, which follows the story of when the 5 letters Lara Jean has written to all the boys she has loved throughout her life (but never sent) get sent out by her little sister Kitty, and it makes for a very awkward experience when she now has 5 boys who all think she has crushes on them. The main one she is worried about is Josh, who happens to be her older sister Margot’s fiance and their next door neighbour. To try and make Josh think that the letter was fake, Lara Jean and one of the other recipients of the letter (Peter) decide to create a fake relationship and pretend to be together, and any more will spoil the book, but I do have to say that I love the ending. I loved this book, and it was honestly one of my favourites even before the movie came out. It is so cute and romantic with a roller coaster of emotion, which keeps you hooked from the start. My favourite part must have been how Peter bought Lara Jean’s favourite snacks when he took her to school, which is just so adorable that he cared enough about the fake relationship. My favourite character was Lara Jean definitely, because she is just so relatable with her hobbies of baking and knitting but hating driving. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes a sappy rom-com sort of movie or a classic romance novel. I rate this book a 9/10, and hope that anyone who is thinking of reading it to definitely do so.

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  15. After watching the movie, I loved it too much that I decided I had to read the book. There are many similarities between them both and the book goes into further detail of events that have happened and provide a further backstory and additional thoughts from the characters. At the moment it is one of my favourite stories, as it is a classic predictable romance movie which is cute, sweet, and coming of age as you see the characters grow.
    It is about a girl named Lara Jean, who is introverted and tends to stay away from attention. She loves the idea of love and is fascinated by the many stories, despite never having a boyfriend. Whenever she has a crush she write them a letter about how she feels as a way to remember the feeling and express her emotion without actually telling anyone. Over the years she has written 5 in total, and has the intent to keep them to herself. Although this changes when they are recipients suddenly have them and are ready to turn Lara Jeans World upside down. You go along the journey with her and learn about first love, and what is means to have a crush.
    This movie is thrilling, interesting and will make you believe in love.
    I would recommend it to anyone and rate it highly.

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  16. This is a great book. It’s one of those typical love stories but it keeps you wanting to read on each time. The main character is someone that i think girls ages 13 onwards can really relate to. Keeping letters from all her passed lovers. She then finds herself stuck in a sticky situation when she finds out they have been sent out. It goes on a crazy adventure from there. I recommend this book to all girls. You will be mad, sad and extremely loved up whilst reading this book. The movie just came out on Netflix and i’m excited to see if its anything like the book. 10/10

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  17. TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE BY JENNY HAN is a book I thought I wouldn’t like. I thought that it would be too predictable and cliche but I enjoyed it so much more than I intended to. The protagonist is childish. Lara Jean is a girl in junior year of high school and she enjoys baking, not driving, knitting, not hiking and is quirky till the end. I thought I was reading about a 12 year old at the start. But towards the end of the book she really grows as a person. She knows how to let go of love and how to gain it, to me that’s growth. Even though she’s childish, she can handle herself. Sure, she’s made stupid mistakes but they were always to protect others first. That’s probably what I like most about her – that she’s self sacrificing and puts everyone she cares about before herself. I guess in a way I can relate to her – I, too, have to write out all my feeling to be truly over something. Although I don’t write sappy love letters to boys (gross. Why would I waste my time on that?) I write book reviews to get all my thoughts out since I’m such an opinionated person. In my opinion, Margot was a pain. Of course for sure she a good role model for her siblings but she’s so uptight and controlling that it was nagging me throughout the whole book. The whole drama with Josh and her – UGH. It honestly could’ve all been fine if there were truths instead of lies. I knew from the start who would send out the letters, it was quite obvious. And though I’m glad the letter were sent out, Lara Jean hardly got mad and it was a tad annoying because if I were in her place I would have blown my top off. I thought it was a bit unrealistic how none of the boys thought her love letters were creepy. She wrote most when she was like 12-13! Peter isn’t even all that – I mean sure he’s handsome, but he’s such a douche (no offence). He was cute at some points but he never apologised when he did something wrong! And even though he would be hurting, he wouldn’t go to Lara Jean he would make her come to him! Sounds ridiculous to me. Though I did really love the way they first decided to start a pretend relationship – I thought it was cute that she ran to him and jumped into his arms as first reaction. The trope “Pretend to be boyfriend and girlfriend to make ex’s or crushes jealous” was actually really fun to read. This is one of the tropes I adore and probably will never get sick of. Throughout this whole book, it was never discarded that she was half Korean and I’m so thankful for that! the author took time to explain her culture in her family like the food that her white dad would cook to keep the memory of her mum. She couldn’t be any characters other than asian ones otherwise people thought she was a manga or anime character — that’s a real issue and I’m glad it was brought up! It was a such a realistic thing to happen, especially at high school. My favourite character would have to be Kitty because she’s so head strong. Seriously, she’s ten times tougher than I’ll ever be. Her relationship with Peter was one of my favourite things because it really showed that she cared about Lara Jean and that she wanted someone suitable for her. She slowly opened up to Peter and it was the cutest. Josh was a confusing guy – he said he still loved Margot yet all the drama between Lara Jean happened, but in the end it was never even resolved fully???????? I heard theres going to be a movie adaption for this book and I’m excited and nervous at the same time. I am praying to all the gods that the producers don’t screw it up! This book doesn’t deserve to turn into another Percy Jackson film adaption! I am happy with the casting of Lara Jean though, I think she’s perfect for the role.
    This book was so fun to read! I’ll definitely continue with the series!

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