To get out of this mess her master plan becomes convincing Josh that she absolutely does not have the slightest bit of feelings for him. At any costs. And maybe, just maybe, if she can convince him that it was just a lame, nothing crush, he won't tell Margot.
This book made me so happy!! I wanted to love it and I did! If I were to make a list of "me" books, this would be on it. By "me" books, I mean books that just feel like home to me... books that feel like they're coming out of my own head, even though they're clearly not. I don't know if that makes any sense, but this book is written in JUST the way I like.
To All the Boys I've Loved Before is a happy, light, fun, awesome book. It's about these adorable 3 sisters and how they've adapted to growing up without a mother. There's Margot, the sensible mothering-type who is about to leave for college in SCOTLAND. Lara Jean, our main girl, the more emotional sister. And Kitty, the baby of the family, who is stubborn/determined. And of course there are boys involved. Lara Jean has been in love with the boy next door, Josh, but he just happens to be Margot's boyfriend. When Margot leaves everything goes haywire and all of Lara Jean's former crushes find out about her feelings... including Josh.
I don't even know what to say about how cute and happy this book is except to tell you to read it! At times it was hard for me to relate to Lara Jean because I'm such a do-er. Lara Jean is happy to just live in her head, dreaming of fun and romance, but never actually living it. Actually the actual living it part scares the crap out of her. But even though I am SO not like that, it's hard NOT to like Lara Jean. She's funny and playful, she just doesn't take risks.
I have to say the best part of this book was the family. I loved the sisters and the dad... all their family traditions... the way the girls interacted and took care of each other... everything. There really was nothing about this book I didn't love... except maybe the end. Lara Jean does get a little overly-dramatic towards the end, but I guess not everyone gets worked up over the same things. Some things that were crazy-big deals to Lara Jean, were just meh to me.
I am in love with Jenny Han's writing and storytelling ability. I will now pout because this is a duology and I want MORE!!!
OVERALL: A cute, fun, perfect Contemporary book. I loved how happy this book made me. It's about boys and relationships, but it's also about FAMILY. And the family in this book is amazing. I love all the quirky, silly, fun things thrown in throughout this book and I just want to recommend it to everybody. I can't wait for book #2!!
This Book Includes:
- Family issues
- A Korean-American family
- 3 sisters
- Driving phobia
- LOL moments
- Fun with fashion
- A ski trip
- Virginia setting
- Christmas cookies!!
My Rating: 4/4
How I got this book: A friend lent it to me :)
Date Published: 4/15/2014