To All the Boys I've Loved Before & P.S. I Still Love You

Saturday, December 12, 2015 Syahirah Badrol 15 Comments


Hello readers!

       Honestly, this is the first time ever i am posting a book review.  I want this blog to have a variation and i thought i should do a book review since i do find myself enjoy reading in my free time.  I like to read and i'm a sucker for teen romance novel especially if it is filled with humour (don't judge).  I also like to read stories about werewolves on wattpad. Anyway, for my first book review i chose To All the Boys I've Loved Before and the sequel P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han.  I had read this book in a around September or October and i really enjoy reading them.

       This book is about a sixteen year old girl name Lara Jean who write love letters to all the boys she ever loved.  However, she does not send the letters to them.  She wrote their names and their addresses on the envelope and then kept it all in a hat box that her late mother gave it to her.  She wrote those letters when she wants to get over her feelings for the boys.  She pours out all her feelings on the letters and when she is done writing she will no longer have the feelings towards the boys.  After years of keeping those letters in the hat box, the letters were mysteriously been mailed out.

“My letters are for when I don’t want to be in love anymore. They’re for good-bye. Because after I write in my letter, I’m not longer consumed by my all-consuming love…My letters set me free. Or at least they’re supposed to.”



       What i like about this book is that it has a good description of Lara Jean's family.  I love the fact that Lara Jean is so close to her two sisters Margot and Kitty.  They called themselves as "Song Girl".  Her sisters and her father are characters that came to life just as much as the heroine of this story.  Margot is such a responsible, protective, mature and caring elder sister.  She takes over the mother role in the family and look after her farther and sisters. She is also the one who manage things around the house. Her youngest sister Kitty, who is actually named Katherine is absolutely a riot.  I find her quite hilarious when she is sulking and mad at Lara Jean.  There is a scene when Lara Jean asked her to braid her hair and Kitty replied “You don’t deserve a braid from me…besides, a braid would take it too far".  She is such a fun character and i think she is the one that fills the book with humour.

       What's unique about this book is that it does not just focus on boyfriends compare to other romance novel.  It focus on different kinds of relationship as in family, friends, and neighbors.  It makes the main character Lara Jean's life to be well rounded and also filled with interesting family tradition.  The romance is not really a strong element in the first book. However, it has an intriguing concept with the use of love letters.  The actual romance starts when Lara Jean wants to avoid Margot's ex-boyfriend Josh who was in quite a vulnerable state after the breakup and also happens to be one of the recipient of the love letters since Lara Jean use to have a crush on him.  Lara Jean try to avoid getting into a relationship with Josh by pretending to be dating the popular Peter Kavinsky, who is also one of the recipient of the love letters.  Peter and Lara Jean were in a fake relationship in order to avoid Josh and also to get back on Peter's on and off ex-girlfriend Genevieve.  Inevitable feelings starts to arise between Peter and Lara Jean but their relationship also filled with confusion between what's real and what's not.




        
       A lot things happen after the letters were mailed out.  Lara Jean's life become different when she starts being in a fake relationship with Peter.  It wasn't until the second book that Lara Jean learns what is like to be in a real relationship.  The story develops Peter a lot more and we can see how Lara Jean's character had grown.  In the end of this book, i do become curious on what happens to all the other characters and i really do wish that there is a third book.  I just can't get enough of Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky. I grew so attach to the story and the characters but unfortunately there is no third book. That's it...that's the end of Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky.


       Anyway, i hope you enjoy reading this book review and my thoughts on the book.  For those who had read this book let me know what you guys think of the book in the comments. Also, for those book lovers out there please leave a comment below about any books that you suggest that i should read.  Other than that, if you want me to post some more book reviews...let me know in the comments below...



- Luminary Skylar

15 comments:

  1. yes, i do enjoy reading your book review :) i really want to buy both of these books but haih, i have no time to go to book shop T-T based on your review, i really hope that i can buy both of these books one day

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    1. I am glad that you are interested on reading these books. It's a good book to read while chilling around and i really hope that you will have the chance to read it someday :)

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  2. I want to buy these books! thank you for sharing :)

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    1. You are welcome :) that's great! i hope you have fun reading it once you buy the books.

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  3. menarik buku ni.. hi nice sharing done folo, folo me back ;)

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    1. Glad that you found it interesting. If you ever read it, i hope you will enjoy it as much as i do :)

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  4. heard of this good books but maybe I would read them next time :) my TBR is piling up

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    1. I hope you will get the chance to read it someday :)

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  5. Omg.........
    i read this book and it was amaaazing TT_TT
    perfect? idk ugh im in love.
    peter kavinsky is baeee hahahaha. lara jean pun lawa nak matey ugh jeles :(

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    1. I know right? I'm in love with it too. Yes! peter kavinsky is bae. HE IS AMAZING. ^_^

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  6. this book is almost purfeeeeeect and i really enjoy it as much as you do *i guess*

    you should consider others jenny han's book XD its cool, but both of these are the coolest ._.

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    1. Wow, glad that you also enjoy this book ^_^ Yes, i do plan on reading Jenny Han's other books...but i have to save my money first..hahah also there are a few books on my shelf that i still haven't read...so i'm gonna those books first...for now

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  7. Please post some more book review here. I would be glad to read it. Thanks!

    Jemput baca: http://nurulzayani.blogspot.com/

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  8. Nice review! i enjoy reading the first book. gonna read the second one soon.

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    1. That is great! i hope you will enjoy the second book as much as you enjoy reading the first book..or maybe, MORE! :D

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