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To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

February 25, 2020
To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

Why I didn't read this book sooner I don't know.

I loved it and perhaps have a new favourite contemporary. It's cute, heartwarming and yet still manages to hit upon several important topics. I doubt I need to tell you about the plot considering how popular the film has been on Netflix. What you may not know though is how much keeping close to your heritage is spoken about, how single parenting is depicted, divorce represented and also the double standard women face when engaging in any form of sexual activity, or even the thought of doing so.

There's so much in the books that the film didn't cover. There's more baking, more gasp-worthy scenes and slight differences that I do wish had been included in the film. Yet, the film also improved upon certain things within the book which I was pleasantly surprised by.

I love Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky but if we're all being honest the real star of the show was Kitty. And Jamie-Fox Pickle. All to often in YA lit the parents are noticeably absent but not in this one. Lara Jean's Dad is a central figure of the story and a lot of the following books rely heavily upon things that are happening in his life. It's refreshing to see a parent/child relationship in this category.

This is the kind of book you want to hug when you've finished it.

INFO

Name: To All The Boys I've Loved Before

Author: Jenny Han

Publisher: Scholastic

Pages: 368

ISBN: 978-1407149073

Rating: 5/5

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Thank you for reading,

Katie x

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