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Review – To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Review – To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny HanTo All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1) by Jenny Han
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on April 15th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, YA, Romance
Pages: 288
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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.

Lara Jean harbors secret loves then writes them good-bye letters when she is ready to say good-bye. She never intended for them to see the light. One day they mysteriously get sent and everybody she’s loved knows. This book brings you into a pleasant roller coaster of romance and coming of age as Lara who she is and who she loves.

In an Oyster Shell – This was a pleasant read that I would recommend to any diehard YA romance fan.

The Pearls – I’ve been looking forward to reading this book for awhile now and I was not disappointed.

The concept was intriguing and one I felt like I could relate to. I have harbored a few secret crushes in my day. For them to all be found out is kind of exciting to think about as a teenager. Not so much as a grown woman. The concept became a well-executed story.

The writing was clear. The Plot was solid with unexpected twists. The setting was fine.

The characters were strong and diverse. I loved how the author brought in Korean culture to the story. I loved the inter-relations of sisters, neighbors, and new friends. It brought the story a lot of depth.

The Sand – The Mc’s voice fell flat in the beginning. It had a monotone to it. As the character grew the voice got more vibrant

4.5 Pearls

4.5 Stars

About Jenny Han

Jenny Han (Han like Han Solo, not Han like hand)
was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. She went to college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Go Heels!) and she went on to graduate school at the New School in New York City, where she received her MFA in Writing for Children. She lives in Brooklyn.

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