Book Review

Tell about the last book you’ve read, will you?

Hi, I’m Dasha. I’m not keen on reading and I prefer watching films to reading. But the last book I’ve read has made a deep impression on me. It is called “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”. The book is written by Jenny Han.

Jenny Han (born September 3, 1980) is an American author of young adult fiction and children’s fiction. She is best known for writing The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy and the To All the Boys series, the latter of which was adapted into a film of the same name in 2018.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is a young adult romance novel about Lara Jean Song Covey, a high school student whose life turns upside down when the letters she wrote to her five past crushes are sent out without her knowledge.

The main character is Lara Jean Covey, a teenage girl half-Koreanand half-white girl living in Virginia.  She is extremely close to her older sister Margot and younger sister Kitty. Lara Jean writes letters when she falls in love with the boy. She 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 can pour her heart and soul and say all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. She has never sent them. One day her younger sister sent all the five letters and suddenly Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.

Lara Jean and Peter, the boy, who received  the love letter decided to start fake-dating. But suddenly they fell in love with each other and they became a couple. Lara Jean also needed to solve some problems with the boys who had received the letters, because they didn’t expect that.

It’s weird for me, that I liked this book about teenagers and love, because I’m a fan of horror and fantasy. But I am impressed by a thrilling plot and by author’s vivid imagination, main character’s  thoughts.

I’d like to add that there are three parts of “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” and two of them are made into films.

In conclusion, I’d like to say that I want to recommend this book to girls, who want to open something new in the world of teen books. Speaking about me, it would be great to read some other books by Jenny Han.