Aaahhh, I am so excited to do a review for this trilogy.
But I will start with the first book.
This book was everywhere on Bookstagram, and I honestly was hesitate to pick this series in the beginning just because I feel like contemporary romance will be boring and cheesy. It is all gonna be about two people fall in love and I thought, what so fun about it? However, this book kept popping up on my feed so many times. I thought “wow.. this is crazy.. is this book is that good?”. Even one of my friends who is not really fond of contemporary romance enjoyed this book. But then, still, I still not buy it. Then, one day, me and my husband went to the mall to find something, then before we went home, we dropped by at the bookstore. On the very first shelf, there are at least 10 pink book spines that belongs to “To All of The Boys that I’ve Loved Before”, that immediately caught my eyes. I did not know what happened or what changed my mind, but I ended up buying this book.
Crazy what bookstagram posts can do to you! hahahha. I mean how many books that you bought because of bookstagram? For me, A LOT. Dang bookstagram! hahaha jk. I love you all. Okay, I talk too much, let’s just get into it.
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.
The first half reading this book, I told my friend that I think I will give this book 2,5 stars because it was kind of boring. I think I can understand how some people would find LJ is rather childish and annoying. I was a little bit frustrated the moment I knew that LJ is falling for someone that she should not be falling for, which is Josh, her sister ex-boyfriend. So, if I am her best friend, I would scream at her ears or shake her head until she realise that it is not a nice thing to do. I mean come on. Plus LJ is whining so often.
“Josh, you break my heart. And you’re a liar. Because you know me, you know me better than almost anybody, and you don’t love me.”
Urgghh… stop it LARA JEAN. Yeah, I was scratching my head when she is acting like this 😛
However, as the story goes, my feelings towards this book is starting to grow.
LJ stories with all of her crush is kind of cute. One is annoying me, but the rest is pretty cute. But my favourite has to be Peter. I liked him. In a real life, I would be so curious about him, and I would def want to get to know him more.
“I’ve never gotten a love letter before. But reading these notes like this, one after the other, it feels like I have. It’s like . . . it’s like there’s only ever been Peter. Like everyone else that came before him, they were all to prepare me for this. I think I see the difference now, between loving someone from afar and loving someone up close. When you see them up close, you see the real them, but they also get to see the real you. And Peter does. He sees me, and I see him.”
YASSSS LARA JEAN, GOOD GIRL! JUST FOCUS ON PETER!!!
I also need to mention Song Sisters. My favourite would be Kitty! Can I please have a sister like her? She is the kind of girl who never think twice before she say things. Things she says can be harsh, but I just adore her so much.
Honestly, there is nothing much to say about the first book because there is no character developments, and there is not so much happening, not a lot of scenes that really make me react a lot. But I have to say, it is still an interesting and cute enough to make me grabbed the second and third books. At the end of the story, there is a part of me that is highly curious about what will happen with LJ and Peter.
Because of that I give this book 3.5 / 5 stars.