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 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.
This book was so cute and I really enjoyed it! Lara Jean’s plight reminds me of when I was in high school and crushing on boys. 🙂
“Do you know what it’s like to like someone so much you can’t stand it and know that they’ll never feel the same way?”
TATBILB is a very quick and easy read but it’s got a lot of depth to it. If you are passed the high school age it will bring you back and make you nostalgic for the kind of outlook on love that only teenagers can have and if you are currently in high school you will absolutely relate to Lara Jean’s thoughts and actions. I recall doing/thinking some of the same things when I was that age. There were many times throughout the book that I totally had all the feels and tears came to my eyes in remembrance and empathy to Lara Jean.
I especially remember this boy I had a crush on from sixth grade all the way to tenth. His name was Ryan and he was so cool in my eyes. Super cute and nice too. We actually ended up hanging out at our high school gradation formal quite a bit (my first love, from a different school, broke up with me after two years. Right before formal. #rude I guess his mom gave him the same advice Margot got.). I still have the picture of he and I in our formal wear that was taken at a friends house. I often wonder what he’s doing now. You’d think in the age of social media he’d be easy to track down, but he doesn’t seem to use it.
” Sisters are supposed to fight and make up, because they are sisters and sisters always find their way back to each other”
This book isn’t only about teenage romance. It’s about the relationship between sisters. Margot, Lara Jean and Kitty lost their mother at a young age and it was up to them to take care of each other and their father. The three girls have a lovely relationship filled with goofy interactions, jealousy, taunting and everything else that is involved in a sibling relationship. I have to admit I love Kitty, she’s so tenacious and strong willed and I’d love to see more about her 🙂
“Like snow globes, you shake them up, and for a moment everything is upside down and glitter everywhere, and it’s just like magic – but then it all settles and goes back to where it’s supposed to be. Things have a way of settling back.”
I’m very much looking forward to the next two books P.S. I Still Love You (available now) and Always and Forever, Lara Jean (available in May). Have you read Lara Jean’s story? What are some memories it brought up for you?
P.S. I just realized that I bought TATBILB in paperback. Normally, this wouldn’t be an issue but with Always and Forever, Lara Jean coming out in May I now have to wait to purchase it in paperback (because the trilogy must match) and continue the story! 😦