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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Playing Catch Up! To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han




Playing Catch Up has really been helping me through my ever growing TBR list. I'd like to welcome all other blogs to participate too! If you do, be sure to post your links in the comments section. I'd love to see your Playing Catch Up Reviews, and I'm sure others would too!! *wink*

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To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before #1) by Jenny Han
Genre: Young Adult (Contemporary Romance)
Date Published: April 15, 2014
Publisher: Simon Schuster & Books for Young Readers

Lara Jean’s love life gets complicated in this New York Times bestselling “lovely, lighthearted romance” 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? 

Sixteen-year-old 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.


To All the Boys I've Loved Before is the first book in the series of the same name by Jenny Han. I figured this was either going to be cute or silly, and it was a little bit of both and then some. I definitely didn't expect to like it as much as I did. Lara Jean is to blame for that. Her personality reminded me so much of myself as a teenager, so I related to her a lot. Her little sister was adorable. She made me want a sibling. The oldest sister? Not so much. She makes me glad to be an only child.

I wouldn't really call this a love triangle, but at this point, I'm leaning towards Team Peter. So, I'm on the fence. There are things I don't like about him. I think he's insecure, despite appearances, and I think that's why he acts like a jerk sometimes. He has potential though. I liked Josh enough, but I don't think he's right for Lara Jean either. So, my Team status is pending.

This was such a light and entertaining story. I had so much fun in high school, and this book brought me right back to it!

Have you read the next book yet? (Review to come next week!)

author
Jenny Han is the New York Times bestselling author of Shug, The Summer I Turned Pretty series, co-author of the Burn for Burn series, and most recently, the To All the Boys I've Loved Before trilogy. She is a former children's bookseller and children's librarian. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

To learn more about Jenny Han and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, Tumblr, and Twitter.


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