Monday, April 14, 2014

ARC Review: To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publishing Date: April 15th, 2014
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Pages:  368 pgs
ISBN:  9781442426702
Source: Given to me for an honest review by publishers

Summary from Goodreads:
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.

What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them — all at once?

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.

My Review: 

Oh Jenny Han, you've done it again. You've teased me with an awesome premise, you've lured me with a great cover and ultimately you have confirmed why you are on my autobuy list.
To All the Boys I've Loved Before is about the Song sisters. Lara Jean writes love letters to all the boys that she falls in love with. These are meant to be cathartic, a way to purge herself of her feelings that she doesn't think will be returned. They are never meant to be seen by anyone. They are just for her. 

Somehow, one day, her letters seem to be make their way to into the hands of those they are addressed to. This just causes a lot of shenanigans especially since one of them is addressed to her sister's ex boyfriend. 

I have to say that I really enjoyed the writing in this book. It is light and fun but it doesn't mean that it is simple. It was exactly what I have come to love about Han's writing. I really fell in love with the Song family too. Each of the characters is fun, and entertaining and I loved watching how each of the Song girls grows into their own.
Overall I would suggest this for a nice day out on the patio with a daquari or perhaps maybe an iced tea. I would suggest picking this one up as soon as you can. 

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