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TO ALL THE BOYS I LOVED BEFORE DISCUSSION!

Hey guys!!

So this month for book club we were reading To All the Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han! I chose it as it was recently adapted to a Netflix film and I have heard high praises from reviewers and friends alike. Overall, I enjoyed it very much, I have listed a few things that I loved below:

THINGS I LIKED
-The sisterhood between Kitty, Lara Jean and Margot. They didn’t sugar coat it and they did have ups and downs but despite everything they still loved and supported each other. It was so nice to see healthy family relationships 🙂
-The love triangle (yes, despite it being a cliché I really loved it!)
-The relationship between Peter and Lara Jean
-Korean culture representation
-Baking appreciation (I got very good montage of cake and food which I appreciated ;P)
-Lara Jean was RELATABLE!
-The shenanigans with the letters being posted. Just really amusing and entertaining to watch unfold
-The writing was done really well and it kept everything really nice and fluffy!
-Lara Jean was honest and I loved her point of view!
-It has some loose threads which would provide for a very interesting sequel *sips coffee slowly*

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Personally I thought that at times it was really slow and I wanted it to pick up the pace at times. But maybe that’s just me. I’d like to hear your thoughts. Did you like it? Was the book better than the movie or were they equally good? Write your thoughts in the discussion below!

10 comments

inky Centre for Youth Literature

Hi Sylvs! Love the book club idea, thank you for being such a wonderful, proactive member of the Inside a Dog community!
I have to admit, I'm a sucker for romance, and a sucker for a good ol' love triangle, so I absolutely loved this book! I agree, Lara Jean was super relatable but also a well-rounded, complex character. Even though it did seem a little slow at times, I liked getting to know Lara Jean and exploring the many different facets of her life. Bring on the sequel, I say!

3rd Jun, 19
sylvs

Hi Inky! Thank you so much! I agree with basically all of your points, I found that Lara Jean was funny, relatable and utterly human. I love romance books and expected this to be cheesy however it was done very subtly and it wasn't melodramatic and over the top. I'm really excited to read the sequel, hopefully I'll pick it up soon and then review it :D

3rd Jun, 19
library

Hello Sylvs, I love this book, I have already read the 2 sequels and they are just as good. I agree, I think if it moved a little faster, or more things happened the book would be better, but no ones perfect and I loved it anyway. I think the book is better than the movie, but I think that for almost all of these books into movies.
I think the books get gradually better, and you should definitely read the sequels :)

2nd Jul, 19
sylvs

I definitely need to!! XD thanks @Library

2nd Jul, 19
library

In reply to sylvs

I have a book review of #2 if you would like to read it.
There are no spoilers :)

3rd Jul, 19
sylvs

In reply to library

Yes please!!! <3<3<3

3rd Jul, 19
library

In reply to sylvs

It’s on my blog
:)

3rd Jul, 19
sylvs

In reply to library

:D I'll definitely check it out!

4th Jul, 19
spidergwen

hi is the book good because i have only watched the movie hoping to read the book

29th Jul, 19
sylvs

The books a bit slow tbh. I haven't watched the movie so I don't know if it's better or worse

29th Jul, 19