Jenny Han, the author of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is seriously clever and her writing is fresh and fast. I was a little worried that this was going to be just a book about high school romance, but it was actually really good.

Lara Jean, has found a way to get over her crushes, she writes them a love letter, which she then puts away in an old hatbox her mom gave her before she died. The simple act of writing down all of her feelings helps her get over her crushes. She has five love letters in the box, including one for her older sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh, which wouldn’t be a problem, but someone sends her letters out. To save face with Josh, she decides to fake date, Peter, one of the most popular boys in school, who also received one of her letters and is trying to make is own ex-girlfriend jealous. This somewhat complicated solution has its own share of problems. Lara Jean is funny and her two sisters, especially her younger sister, Kitty, are refreshingly sweet, with interactions that resemble true sibling relationships. I love how devoted Lara Jean is to her family, and how she makes decisions based on that. This book is much more than what it first appears, and the ending is a brutal cliffhanger, I am super excited to read the next one.

Published by Sarah BooksBeforeBandaids