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To All the Boys I've Loved Before

by Jenny Han

Rating: 4 Stars
Review by KFPL staff member

When Lara Jean's secret love letters are sent without her knowledge, she unexpectedly finds herself entangled with former crushes, including her sister's ex-boyfriend. Lara Jean's character is well-written and feels authentic. Her sisterly bond with Margot and Kitty is a nice addition to some of the typical high school stories. It is a unique and interesting dynamic, and I’m glad it’s portrayed realistically, including the frequent fights and make-ups! In terms of romance, there is a bit of a love triangle . . . but Lara Jean’s real love interest becomes blatantly obvious and makes the story line a tad predictable. However, the ending to their complicated love story is anything but predictable. I was expecting everything to wrap up beautifully, so I embraced the messier ending, and was able to imagine my own conclusion. If you like contemporary high school romances, check out Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg.

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