Tiny Navajo Reads: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

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November 21, 2018 by TinyNavajo

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

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*Published April 15, 2014*

to all the boys I've loved before

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Okay, I’ve been wanting to read this book since I saw that Netflix had made a movie based off of it. It’s my own thing, if I know there is a book out there that a book is based on, I (myself) need to read the book first, then I can watch the movie. Granted, I have not watched this movie yet, but I have at least read the book and the other two as well. And this book has all the fanfiction tropes; fake dating to dating, secrets gets out, crushing on your next-door-neighbor, jealous ex-girlfriends, so many tropes! And I loved it! If you want a fanfiction book without the fanfiction, this is one to read!

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.

I honestly just loved how real Lara Jean felt. She felt like a real high school girl who panicked at the idea of all her old crushes finding out that they were once her loves. I had only a few crushes in my life and I used to have crushing shyness and social anxiety, so there was no real way for any of the guys I used to have a crush on to find out…unless I grew brave enough to tell them. Which I did for two, one who became my high school boyfriend, and the other who I dated and then married! So yay! The two times I’m brave enough to tell a guy I like them turned out well for me!

I also loved to see that Lara Jean grew a little bit, she grew to see that someone who is so very different from her could like her if she gave him a chance. What I think I enjoyed most about this book though was how much Lara Jean cares and loves her family. They are number one in her book and anyone who wants to get with her has to get with Kitty, her younger sister. I don’t think I can say I was like that, or am like that. What things do you wish you had done in high school? Or is high school a place you’re glad you’re out of? Comment below and let me know!

4 thoughts on “Tiny Navajo Reads: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

  1. thuranightingale says:

    I’ve been wanting to read this one as well, and maybe I will now!
    As for your question: I was such a cliche rebel in school, with a bad reputation and most kids avoided me because of it, and I was mostly glad to get out of it. But I met my best friends, the ones I have my blog with, in school, so that’s brilliant. I just wish I’d put less energy in another friendship with a person that obviously didn’t care as much about me as I did about them. And I wish I skipped less lessons, maybe I would’ve been better at French…

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    • TinyNavajo says:

      High school was such an interesting time. If high school me could see me now, I’m not sure what she would say. And I didn’t skip class at all until my senior year and that was only because we were told we could essentially. I wasn’t much of a rebel but I did enjoy the last two years more then the first two at least.

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  2. […] last book in “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” series, I’m not totally sure I want to say about this book. I love Lara Jean, but this […]

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  3. […] less, but it’s not a bad thing either. I read Let’s Talk About Love, Death on the Nile, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, P.S. I Still Love You, Always and Forever, Lara Jean, Shiver, The Little Paris Bookshop, and […]

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