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.
The first word that comes to mind when thinking about this book is COZY. The second word that comes to mind is CUTE. Just think: cupcakes, cashmere sweaters, and first loves.
The best part about this book is the overall feel of it. It just leaves you feeling warm and happy – which in itself is reason enough to read it. The story, however, progressed a bit too slow, with many (seemingly filler) scenes of Lara Jean baking or waiting to be picked up for school.
I’m almost at a loss of words as to how to describe this book. Just know that it’s freaking adorable, the story is on the slow side but still very fun, and the romance is something very new and different from other YA romance stories. The lines between acting, love and lust are blurred, and Lara Jean’s life is just something to fall in love with. This love triangle is actually really well done. I really didn’t know which guy to ship, there was just so much history involved to be able to fall in love with one couple.
The short chapters make this a really quick read. It really is the most relaxing book I’ve read to date. It’s not the most thrilling, or the most complex story, but it doesn’t need to be – it’s a YA romance!
the warm and fuzzy feels!