Tuesday, July 14, 2015

To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Pages: 288
Type: #1 in TAtBiLB duology
My Rating: 5/5 
Synopsis: 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.

I listened to this book. I didn't read it. It was my first time listening to an audio-book. I was impressed. The narrator really knew what she was doing. 

I loved the prospect of the novel. In my opinion, it was very refreshing. It was different and intriguing. Han has written something that will compel people to know more about the book. 

The book in it of itself is HILARIOUS! I was laughing before I knew it. The plot also turned quite unexpectedly. Lara Jean was very relatableShe was like most teens, didn't know what she was doing. Just wanted to live. 

I found that all the characters were very different, relatable and likable. They all had distinct qualities, which is something that many authors tend to neglect doing. 

The book also had a very strong base apart from school and love life. Han portrays a very cozy, supporting and believable family. The support system Lara Jean has is extremely heart warming. She has 2 sisters, an older one and a younger one. All the girls have different characteristics and personalities

The book also taught me the importance and responsibility of being an older child. I am the eldest of four siblings and I can say for sure that I'm not a very good older sister. 

Lara Jean has a strong sense of responsibility towards her younger sister. She wants her sister to look up to her. She wants to be somebody who Kitty (the younger sister) could look up to. It definitely made me feel bad about the way I treat my siblings.

Overall, I really enjoyed the book and can't wait to read the next one. No ifs, ands, or buts about it; I recommend this book to you if you want to read some quick, light contemporary with more than just romance. And I highly recommend you listen to the audio-book.