Monday, August 22, 2016

Teen review: Romance

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
by Jenny Han
Pages: 355
Genre: Contemporary Romance
This is the first book of a two part-series (P.S. I Still Love You is the second book, review to come)
Reading Level: High school

Reviewed by S.L., grade 10

Lara Jean has an old hatbox that was given to her by her deceased mother. In it, she keeps letters she wrote to the boys that she secretly loved in the past. One day when she is in her P.E. class, one of the guys that she used to like tells her he received one of her letters! All of those love letters were supposed to be hidden away, but somehow they are being sent to their destinations. Now she has to face all five guys that she used to like, without her older sister, Margot, to help her out. She realizes all she needs to do is to talk it out with each one of them, but that is easier said than done.

This book is addictive, with one problem leading to the next problem, to the next. Readers can really relate to the characters in the book, and would cringe at the things that they say and do. Girls who read this book will easily relate to the main character, Lara Jean, more than the rest of the characters in the series. I think this book should be read during the summertime, since the word choices Jenny Han uses are light and soft like summertime. I would also recommended it to people who love more than one love triangle. Since this is a two-part series, I recommend reading all of it! I would rate this book 5 out of 5 chocolate chip cookies, since these two books have been the best romance novels by far that I can relate to and understand.

Editor's note: You will be happy to hear that there is a part three to this saga, coming out next year!

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