Release Date: April 15, 2014
Publisher: Simon And Schuster Books For Young Readers
Age Group:Young Adult
Summary: Lara Jeans love life goes from imaginary to out of control in this heartfelt novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series.
What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them, all at once?
Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They arent love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones shes 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 Jeans love life goes from imaginary to out of control.
My Thoughts: When I saw the summary for this one, I had a feeling I would love it, and I knew I needed to read it! And by Jenny Han? Yes Please!
I can’t even. I can’t even. I can’t even express my love for this book. I want to jump and down and scream at the top of my lungs. I absolutely adored it and loved it so much.
I can see where this one won’t be for everyone but I loved it to pieces. You have to take it for what it is, a cute story with a crazy plot. But one that every girl can relate to. If it happened to you, what would you do?
We are introduced to Lara Jean who has two sisters. A younger sister and an older sister. They live with their father. Her mother passed away.
She also lives next door to a boy named Josh who was dating her sister. They just broke up but Lara Jean has had feelings for him a long time, even before her sister was dating him. But she turned them off.
Lara Jean has loved five boys in her life. And, after each one ended she wrote them a letter. A letter for her eyes only. Words she needed to get off her chest.
Well, the letters get mailed. We get to explore each guy who gets the letters and how things go down. This is a very disastrous situation but its even worst for the two main guys who matter. Josh and a boy named Peter K who attends her school. Peter is a boy whose popular and Lara Jean couldn’t believe she ever liked. Its awkward with Josh and things get weird with Peter. Things go haywire and Lara Jean has to come up with a plan to make herself save face with Josh. She starts hanging out with Peter. There, for a few minutes I wasn't sure what was going to happen and who she was going to end up with. In the back of my head, I kind of had a feeling but I wasn't sure. I liked both Josh and Peter. I was drawn to both of them at times.
I really enjoyed this one. A lot of drama, and I loved Lara Jeans voice. She probably made things more dramatic than they needed to be, but I loved it!
This probably could be a standalone but the way it ended it makes me think it isn’t? I wanted to read more, I didn’t want it to just stop!!!
I loved this one. I love Han’s Summer series so I knew this one would be a hit for me as well.
Overall: YES YES YES! I loved it. Perfect Contemporary in my eyes. It was a book made for me! HAHA! I will devour anything Han writes! Loved it!
Cover: Love it!! I love how she is just laying there and I think this girl could totally be Lara Jean! Cute neat cover! Love how she is writing as well!
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