To All the Boys I've Loved Before

To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Book - 2014 | First Edition.
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"Lara Jean writes love letters to all the boys she has loved and then hides them in a hatbox until one day those letters are accidentally sent"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, [2014]
Edition: First Edition.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781442426702
Branch Call Number: TEEN HAN
Characteristics: 355 pages ; 22 cm


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Suggested by Danielle. Lara Jean is a sixteen-year-old half-Korean, half-Caucasian girl. Lara Jean keeps love letters to all the boys she has ever loved in a hatbox given to her by her late mother. When the box disappears and the letters find their way to her former crushes, Lara Jean has to dea... Read More »

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May 18, 2019


m__c May 06, 2019

This book is a lighthearted, easy read that was genuinely funny. The main character is naive, but intelligent and curious. I felt like she was pretty relatable. I liked the dynamic between the sisters the most, as they seemed to be the most well written characters. However, the other characters felt bland and just fell flat for me. They seemed like props meant to serve the main character's story line; they didn't have much depth at all. I would've liked to have understood the two main male characters more; they were interesting on the surface but I don't think the author went far enough to explain their thoughts and emotions (considering how important they are to Lara Jean). Overall, this book was enjoyable, but I don't think it's amazing. I do recommend it if you want to read something that is generally uplifting and funny.

Mar 16, 2019

Such a good and easy read! Light love story and offered different details from the movie. I didn’t love Margo’s character as much as we’re taught to admire her in the movie. I loved how it ended leaving you wanting to read the next book, but not so ambiguous that the ending ended up poor. Great book! 4.8 rating! I recommend it if you need a light read! Can’t wait to read the others!

Mar 04, 2019

I watched the movie on Netflix before I even read the book and liked the movie more than the book but I still enjoyed reading To All the Boys I've Loved Before none the less. It was a very quick read for me and the characters and plot were very nicely written. Would read the whole trilogy and would recommend this book to any young reader.

Feb 21, 2019

This book was so fun! I loved the style of the writing and the story. I would be very unpleased with the end if I didn't know there were 2 more books. I'm excited to read the next one!

TSCPL_Miranda Jan 24, 2019

A sweet, fun read. I loved Lara Jean and enjoyed this book so much. Looking forward to book 2!

JCLHeatherM Jan 06, 2019

Filled with heart, humor, and levity, the Song siblings will steal the hearts of readers everywhere. Middle sister Lara Jean is the main focus when her love letters are mysteriously mailed out. Lara must face her unrequited crushes head on while falling in love for the very first time.

i love this book so much i could read it again and again i love all of the character's in the book they all stand out in there own way and that's what i love the most about this book as well as the story line

Nov 18, 2018

This book was surprisingly engaging and relatable for me. Lara Jean is such a lovable heroine and you can't help falling in love with her entire family and their geeky neighbor Josh. All about being a sister, a daughter, a friend and not being afraid to venture out into new experiences and relationships. Now I really want to watch the Netflix series.

I just read this book and loved it. I expected it to be a very light and fluffy beach read, and while it was a fun and easy book, it had a lot more depth and character development than I expected. Lara Jean Covey is a high school junior with a penchant for writing letters to the boys she’s loved (not that she would dream of sending them). But when they’re mysteriously sent for her, Lara Jean has to do some major damage control, and maybe re-evaluate her whole outlook on love. It’s a quick read, but days later I find myself still mentally digesting it. Highly recommend. Looking forward to reading other works by the author. (submitted by RA)

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Jul 03, 2015

“Smirking, he says, 'Whatever spell you just tried to cast on me, it didn't work, so I think you need to go back to Hogwarts.'”

Jul 03, 2015

“I want to say yes, but I don't want to be with a boy whose heart belongs to somebody else. Just once, I want to be somebody else's first choice”

Jul 03, 2015

“I didn't fall for you, you tripped me!”

Jul 03, 2015

“Do you know what it’s like to like someone so much you can’t stand it and know that they’ll never feel the same way?”

Jul 19, 2014

"This is our life; there’s no use in asking what if. No one could ever give you the answers. I try, I really do, but it’s hard for me to accept this way of thinking. I’m always wondering about the what-ifs, about the road not taken."

May 14, 2014

“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.”

May 14, 2014

“When someone's been gone a long time, at first you save up all the things you want to tell them. You try to keep track of everything in your head. But it's like trying to hold on to a fistful of sand: all the little bits slip out of your hands, and then you're just clutching air and grit. That's why you can't save it all up like that.

Because by the time you finally see each other, you're catching up only on the big things, because it's too much bother to tell about the little things. But the little things are what make up life.”


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Feb 28, 2019

This book is about a junior in high school named Lara Jean. Lara Jean keeps love letters to all the boys that she has loved before as a way to get over them. Lara Jean writes these letters as a way to pour out all of her emotions and a way to get closure from them. She even addresses them, but never actually sends them. As fate would have it, one day all five love letters are mysteriously sent out, even the one to Josh, her sisters ex boyfriend. Soon after this event, Lara Jean's love life, as well as social life, goes from imaginary to spiraling out of control. Throughout the book, Lara Jean struggles to learn to express her true emotions and learn that it's okay to be a little selfish and take risks. In the end, Lara Jean finds herself and maybe even some love.

Oct 03, 2018

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Jun 29, 2016

For every boy Lara Jean has loved she writes him a letter and puts it in her hat box where they are a secret from the world. But now they aren't. When all five letters are mailed out, Lara Jean is forced to control a love life that never existed till now.

Oct 20, 2015

I would recommend this book to people who like romance. This book is about a girl who has wrote a letter to each boy she has ever loved. There's five letters in total. But when her letters mysteriously disappear and are sent to the guys, her life turns around. While trying to keep face with her sister's ex-boyfriend, she partners up with Peter Kevinsky. In the process of faking a relationship with him, they both fall in love. But Lara Jean will have to go through a hard time dealing with Genevieve, Peter's ex-girlfriend. Can their love survive the challenges? Find out for yourself :)

Jun 27, 2014

16 year old Lara Jean has been in love 5 times. Every time she wants to say good bye to a boy and stop loving them, she writes them love letters, seals them, addresses them, and then tucks them away in a hat box given to her my her late mother. The letters are her own little secret until one day in the spring when she returns homes to find them all sent. One by one she faces "all the boys she's loved before" only to find that who she thinks she's loved the most all along may not be the one for her, and the least expected boy from the group of 5, might just be the one.


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Oct 05, 2018

Coarse Language: The F-word is used twice.

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