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.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: April 15, 2014
WOOOOOW. I literally just finished this book and I decided I needed to write the review immediately before starting another book. Can I just start out by saying I freaking love Jenny Han? She's a fantastic writer.
I bought this book at Target because I thought the cover was adorable. Even though I've read The Summer I Turned Pretty (also by Jenny Han; click for my review) and that book has some pretty intense subjects in it, I expected TATBILB to be a fluff read. WRRROOONG. Though it wasn't tackling any major issues, there was a lot of emotion and finding yourself and heartbreak and love and family dynamics involved.
I loved the main character Lara Jean (and not only because one of her names is one letter off from mine). She was "adorably quirky", as described in the book. I loved her maturity and how she started to come into her own person.
This was one of those addicting books that you just don't really want to put down. I read it in a day and was literally waiting to get off work all day just so I could come home and finish it.
I loved reading about the character interactions and watching them grow as people together. Honestly, though, the book kind of made me sad because NO GUY IS AS SWEET AS THOSE IN THIS BOOK. It was adorable. And I loved it.
The ending made me kind of mad though . . . It was a SLIGHT cliffhanger. It was implied as to what was going to happen next, but I'll never know for sure . . .
Regardless, this was an awesome read. I've been raving about it to my friends for the past day and now we literally have an order of who gets to read it after me (we now refer to ourselves as the Sisterhood of the Traveling Books . . . hehe).
If this book was a movie I think it would literally be one of those feel-good-make-you-smile-and-wish-the-characters-were-real type of movie. Hmmm . . . maybe some day!
I encourage you all to go out and read this book. It's on sale at Target for 20% off the hardcover edition ;)