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review 2018-08-31 22:17
To All The Boys
To All the Boys I've Loved Before - JennyHan

Yep. I totally called it. I was exactly right on who sent the letters.

 

I'm also torn on how I feel about this book. I enjoyed this book but I found a couple of minor editing errors. And the plot was pretty basic. It was a fun, simple read but nothing super deep. I don't think it was worth all the hype. The ending didn't seem to really wrap up anything. So I will read the next book but I hope some stuff gets cleared up. 

 

I also hardly liked any of the sisters. Just sayin.

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text 2018-08-30 23:23
Reading progress update: I've read 130 out of 353 pages.
To All the Boys I've Loved Before - JennyHan

I'm pretty sure I know who mailed the letters.

 

Also, why is it so hard for teens to just tell the truth? Nooooo, let's concoct a massive house of cards instead.

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text 2018-08-29 00:04
Reading progress update: I've read 0 out of 353 pages.
To All the Boys I've Loved Before - JennyHan

I guess I should see what all the fuss is about since they made this into a Netflix movie...show? Thing? I haven't watched it so I dunno. But I have the sequel too. Might as well get to it.

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review 2018-08-28 21:11
#47, 48, 49 - To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han (series review)
Always and Forever, Lara Jean - Jenny Han
P.S. I Still Love You - Jenny Han
To All the Boys I've Loved Before - JennyHan

I’ve marathoned this series on Audible so I decided to write a review of the entire trilogy and not one review per book. I am a bit confused about what happened in which book so let’s just write something about the three books!

 

The whole trilogy was one of the cutest things I’ve ever read. Honestly, I am typically not a huge fan of cute stories where nothing real bad happens (I love drama!) but this series was just amazing.

 

Lara Jean and her family are great characters. I especially love how Lara Jean is a “good girl” and totally assumes it. She does not want to do stuff to impress people, her best friend is not really what you’d call a “good girl” but Lara Jean stays true to herself anyway and she does not get influenced by other people. I really loved that about her. The only problem I have with that is that it does not seem realistic to me (or relatable). Peter, on the contrary, is really realistic and reminded me of a lot of people I knew back in high school. He seems like a jerk but once you know him better, you understand he’s a good guy (and you cannot help but love him for that). All the characters were really well developed and even if you only got Lara Jean’s point of view you get the feeling that you know all of them really well (Do I need to say how much I love Kitty? She is so funny and cute).

 

The storylines of the books were easy to follow, a bit predicable but not in a bad way. You just follow the life of an ordinary teenage girl and it was refreshing to read that. Nothing (too) crazy happening to her (well, if you forgot the part about the letters), she is just having a regular life and I was glad for it, I really needed to read something like that.

The romance is one of the best I’ve read in YA contemporary; even if most of it was predictable, I really loved how it was handled. I was really rooting for this relationship and it was sometimes really cute.

 

The last book was particularly interesting as Lara Jean is going through her last year of high school and leaving for college. I know from what I’ve read that college is a really big deal in the US, for us here, it really not is such a huge change. Most of the time you go study in the nearest city or even if you are going to another city, no matter where it is, you can come back every weekend if you want to as the country is really small. So yeah, it changes quite a lot because you become an “adult” but apart from that, most people stay at home. But here it was pretty clear that Lara Jean’s life was really going to change a lot; she won’t be home with her sister and her dad anymore, she will have to make new friend,s live in a new city all by herself etc. which can be pretty scary! And I think the author did a wonderful job here. She perfectly shows that going to college (as a metaphor for going into adulthood) includes a lot of changes but it does not mean some things can’t stay the same. The really important part is staying true to yourself and I think it was beautifully shown in the last book.

 

I can’t express how much I loved this series and how emotional I was at the end of it (I finished it on my way to work and it was so hard to focus after that!).

I don’t want to say too much about it because really, apart from telling you to read it because it is cute and well written and absolutely amazing I don’t know what to say.

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text 2018-08-23 19:35
Reading progress update: I've read 34%.
To All the Boys I've Loved Before - JennyHan

I'm having conflicting character representation for Peter K.... Book Peter is kind of an ass....

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