by Jenny Han
Publish Date: April 15, 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Genre: Contemporary/ Ya Lit/ Romance
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥
Lara Jean 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 out her heart and soul and say 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.
Oh this book. I fell hard for this book. I couldn’t put it down; it went with me everywhere, and I would pick it up whenever I could so I could finish it. It was realitistic, relatable, and sweet. I bought this book expecting an enjoyable read, and finished it obsessed.
It starts out with Lara Jean getting ready to say goodbye to her sister Margot, who is going to school in Scotland, and finding out that her sister broke up with her boyfriend, Josh (a boyfriend that Lara Jean had liked for a while) right before she leaves. Not too long after Margot leaves, some good bye love letters are sent out to guys that she has liked in the past. Things just spiral out of control from there. She ends up in a fake relationship with Peter Kavinsky, one of the guys she wrote a letter to, to help each other out. Slowly, over the course of the book, she starts falling in love with Peter, and vice versa. But when Margot gets home for winter break, things happen, and she and Peter “break up” and I am left wanting my second book!!
Lara Jean is a sweet, introverted, shy girl who has never had a boyfriend and always been attracted to the guy she could never have. I loved her character so much! She has depth (all the sisters do, really), she is relatable; it felt like she was a friend.
I could gush about this book for ages, but I won’t put you through that. If you love Stephanie Perkins’ books, you will love this book!