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To all the Boys I’ve Loved Before was just the unexpected feel-good book I needed to read. I started this with trepidation since I’d read some not-so-favorable reviews about it but honestly, it was such an adorable book that I had a hard time putting it down.
The family dynamics were really different in this and refreshing, even. Yes, the 3 sisters fought and had their struggles, but it was never over the top or completely unrealistic.
And I loved Peter and really disliked Josh. Peter was the unexpected hero of the story to me. His charm had me actually smiling while reading the book, and I can honestly say that I wanted him and Lara Jean to actually end up together way more than Josh. Josh just seemed selfish to me. Like he wanted to have his cake and eat it too.
His relationship with Margot and then the confusion with Lara Jean (especially given ~the big reveal~ with him and Margot) just never sat well with me.
Even the character of the younger sister, Kitty, was precocious without being annoying or dumbed down.
I know that this is a fairly short review but I’d easily give this a 4 out of 5 stars. This is a perfect lazy Sunday or Summer Beachtime read and I’m looking forward to reading P.S. I Still Love You soon.
My favorite heart melting quote from this had to be: “Margot would say she belongs to herself. Kitty would say she belongs to no one. And I guess I would say I belong to my sisters and my dad, but that won’t always be true. To belong to someone—I didn’t know it, but now that I think about, it seems like that’s all I’ve ever wanted. To really be somebody’s, and to have them be mine.”
― Jenny Han,
Much Love and Literature,