To all the Boys I’ve Loved Before
To all the Boys I’ve Loved Before is a novel written by Jenny Han. It is followed by P.S. I still love you and Always and Forever, Lara Jean. It is a romantic comedy and it is super super adorable.
Lara Jean is a sixteen-year-old girl who has never dated any guy before. She has had several crushes before and she has written five love letters to all of them, just so that she can let her feelings out. She never meant the letters to be read by anyone else. But when they get mailed to her crushes, it leads to a catastrophe and she ends up getting a faux-beau, Peter Kavinsky, who also is one of the most popular kids at school. And her life turns upside down.
Meanwhile, she has also been trying to cope with the fact that her sister, Margot, who was almost like a mother to her since her actual mother died, has left for college in Scotland. She is trying to play the role of the elder sister to her younger sister, Kitty, and does not really know if she is succeeding.
I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!This book should honestly have its own separate fandom. It is sweet, cute and funny all at the same time. And I loved Peter Kavinsky. He is so sweet and adorable and cute and so… perfect. I mean, of course, he has his own flaws but they are covered up by his charming disposition and demeanor. And Lara Jean and Peter just fit together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. They are absolute polar opposites but I have always believed in the saying that opposites attract. And there literally are so many moments when Peter Kavinsky won my heart. God, I really really like him. I swear if I was into people as much as I am into books I would have a better social life😂😝.
I hated Margot for some reason. I mean, literally no one can be that perfect. I just kinda found her irritating. I thought she would grow on me, but she simply didn’t.
I also loved Lara Jean’s dad and Kitty. The entire family is honestly perfect [except Margot- but the rest of them make up for her], and they seem complete despite the void in the shape of the mother.
The best thing is that all three novels are equally amazing!! You rarely come across this miracle and I feel like celebrating when it does. Things have been a little rough this last week for me and this book has literally left me feeling exhilarated and delighted. I feel indebted to all these authors who take me to different places and let me live several lives
Even though I have read the first two novels before, it felt like I was reading them for the first time and this was not because I didn’t remember the plot. I mean, I did remember it but when I was reading it, I just felt like I am reading it for the first time.
I have also watched the first movie and it is absolutely nothing compared to the book. The book was heavenly whereas the movie….. was not. I swear sometimes I feel so angry at all the movies that are filmed on the basis of books. They simply are unable to catch the same depth and feeling as books are.
So, obviously everybody should read this book, no matter what. Even guys- they could learn a lot from Kavinsky 😝😝.
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