“What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once?
Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song 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 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 Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.”
Lara Jean is our main character and I got to say, she is so likeable and relatable. I love the fact that she is an introvert but she is comfortable being one. She loves to read and bake and spend time with her family. I really loved that about her, even when she gets into a relationship her first instinct is to resort to being an introvert when it comes to socializing. Over the course of the novel Lara Jean learns a lot about her, but she does stay true to herself while she is in a relationship and I really liked that as well. Sometimes you see the main character change completely once they are in a relationship and that wasn’t the case here.
I listened to the audiobook for this, so I can’t really comment on how the book read. But it was great as an audiobook, I flew through it and I had a lot of fun listening to it. It would categorize this as a fluffy contemporary but it also had very strong and deep moments. I really liked the chemistry between Peter and Lara Jean, I also loved the family dynamic (mostly between the sisters). You can feel the strong connect the sisters have with each other and the love they feel for each other. What I wasn’t a fan of was a certain kiss, if you have read the novel than you might know what I am talking about. Let’s just say that I am glad that the movie didn’t include that kiss. I felt like the love triangle was unnecessary and I do hope that in the next two novels it won’t be included.
I enjoyed my time listening to the audiobook for this novel. I really enjoyed Lara Jean as a character, she is very likeable and relatable. I loved the main romance couple but I felt like the love triangle was unnecessary. The thing I loved the most about this novel was the dynamic between the sisters and how strong their bond was.
Have you read this novel or watched the movie, what are your thoughts on it? Do you plan to watch the movie if you haven’t?
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