Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before was recently turned into a Netflix hit, but the original book deserves far more recognition. When the narrator, Lara Jean Covey, discovers that the letters she had written to her crushes were actually sent, her world turns upside down. One by one, the boys from her past confront her about the letters, and Lara Jean attempts to create a solution for a problem she never thought she’d encounter.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is a refreshing romance story, and reminds us all what it’s like to be back in the overwhelming world of high school. Lara Jean’s narration is honest, witty, and at times, almost too personal. The characters in the book are all completely individual, and readers can instantly imagine what it’s like to live Lara Jean’s life. And for those captivated by To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, rejoice in the fact that it’s a trilogy, with two equally exceptional books following it.