This novel is a contemporary romance following Lara Jean Song, a girl who writes love letters to boys who she has very strong crushes on. There are 5 total, and once she's written them, they're thrown into a hat box, never to be thought of again. Until... One day the letters get sent out, and one of the recipients is the boy next door, Josh, who just recently got out of a very serious relationship with Lara Jean's older sister, Margot... Drama involving the recipients of the letters ensures.
This book is such a cute story. Its characters are just so honest and genuine, that they feel real. I connect very well with Lara Jean, and just really relate with her on so many different levels. She's such an innocent and naive protagonist, and the book is written in a way that you feel the embarrassing moments when they come along. And believe me, they come along, haha. The thing that sets this novel apart is its realism. The characters are real, therefore making the reading experience all the more enjoyable. But it's also just a very cute romance story. If you feel the need for a cute (EMPHASIS ON CUTE) feel good romance, To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han is the book for you. And guess what? If you fall in love with the characters like I did, you're in luck because there are two more books in the series. And they're not bad, or even remotely worse than the first, as the sequels to romances usually are. In fact, the series stays level in quality, each book remaining just as cute and genuine as its predecessors.
The movie is being made by Netflix, which is especially exciting because I CAN WATCH IT AS SOON AS IT COMES OUT. And I've heard the author is pretty happy with the movie... So hopefully it's good and sticks to the book's story. That's my biggest fear about the movie-- that it'll ruin one of my favorite books. (I'm also nervous that a ton of people will start talking about it like they're experts when I've loved this series for years... but that's just me being petty, haha. Good for the author for getting this publicity).
Anyway, I hope you're getting as hyped up as I am about this movie!
(Enjoy the trailer. I rewatch it multiple times a day aha)