To All the Boys I've Loved Before tells the story of Lara Jean Song Covey, the middle of three sisters. Bereaved of her mother when she was just nine, her sister Margot, the sister who has always looked after her and been her surrogate mum, is now leaving for college and Lara Jean
Added to this, the love letters she wrote but never sent to all the boys she's had crushes on since middle school, letters she really only wrote for herself, to help her get over them and move on, have started popping up all over school. And when one of them falls into the hands of Peter, the boy Lara Jean fell in love with a few years ago, things start to spiral out of control.
I really enjoyed To All the Boys I've Loved Before. It had a perfect balance of screwball comedy and romance, it was lighthearted but still realistic and it left me with a really warm fuzzy feeling. The scenes where Lara Jean and Peter are pretending to be dating are like something from a Katherine Hepburn-Spencer Tracy movie.
Lara Jean came across as a tiny bit naive, a little bit twee, a bit innocent at first, but soon it became clear that this was just her personality and a result of her upbringing and I really warmed up to her. Her family were delightful and Peter was just dreamy.
I think I read somewhere that Jenny Han has the sequel coming out this year. Note to the publishers: if P.S. I Still Love You is anything like To All the Boys I've Loved Before, send me a copy, because you are guaranteed a genuine, fangirly, squeeee review.