Author: Jenny Han
Pages: 288 (So weird, it felt like more)
Genre: YA contemporary
OH MY GOD I’M FANGIRLING SO HARD OVER THIS BOOK OH MY GOD OH MY GOD I LOVED IT SO MUCH OH MY GOD I WANT TO HUG THIS BOOK FOREVER OH MY GOD IT WAS SO FREAKING CUTE.
Ok. I’m a calm, rational person now. This book was contemporary at its finest. Family bonds, forgiveness, accepting the past, looking forward to the future, romance, teasing, it has everything you need for a great book.
For once, it has a POC protagonist and we all know we don’t get enough of those. Lara Jean is Korean and it actually plays an important part in her life, not just her looks. I loved her best qualities: family-oriented, responsible, kind, and also her not so good qualities: naïve, idealistic, lying, and she is mean to her kid sister sometimes. But it makes her human, and so relatable. As someone who is very much family-oriented, this book touched my heart and teaches you about the significance of family in your personality.
I love the description of Peter Kavinsky. How many contemporary books have a hot, popular guy as a protagonist who is actually a douche but the girl falls in love with him still? Too many. Peter is not exactly a douche, in fact, he has liked Lara Jean since they were kids, but his ex-girlfriend excluded Lara Jean from their group. Peter is HILARIOUS, this whole book is, but Peter is that charming guy you can’t resist. But he’s also caring and kind and sweet with his mom and his brother.
I won’t tell you how it ends, because it’s a very open ending but with clear direction for the next book. But I’m so freaking excited I can’t wait. This is such a good, sweet book.
P.D. How gorgeous is this cover?