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.
Genre: Young Adult
Page Length: 320
Characters: Lara Jean, Margot, Kitty, Peter and Josh
Publication Date: April 15th 2014
I first heard about this book on Facebook when I saw an article about the movie version that’s being made and then it was on iBooks as their book of the week a couple of weeks ago which is what prompted me to purchase this.
So this book is told in the first person in entirely the first person from Lara Jean’s perspective. I really enjoyed this story. The writing was very easy to follow and flowed nicely.
Lara Jean writes a letter to every boy she has loved and keeps them in her teal hat box, which is all fine until one day these letters get sent. This throws Lara Jean’s life into chaos. I have to say that I knew right away who it was that sent those letters and it was just so without giving too much away, perfect. If you’ve read this you’ll know what I mean.
I love Lara Jean, in fact, I love all three of the Song girls, but there was something a little special about LJ I liked her innocent and honesty. I thought it made her very endearing. I adored Kitty, she is exactly what a little sister is and of course, there is Margot. I would love to read her story, I think it would be really interesting read about what it was like for her to go away to college and leave her family.
In the beginning, I wasn’t a huge fan of Peter, but he kind of grew on me towards the end and Josh was well ok, nothing too exciting there to be honest.
The Bottom Line:
I would defiantly recommend this book, it’s a perfect example of how great YA is. I’m looking forward to seeing what the film will be like. Janel Parish is playing Margot and I loved her in Pretty Little Liars, so I’m hoping they do this book justice.
My Rating: 4/5 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟
Until Next Time! 🤓