To All the Boys I've Loved Before

To All the Boys I've Loved Before #1

Jenny Han

fiction contemporary romance young adult
lighthearted medium-paced

355 pages | first published 2014

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister's ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.

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lighthearted 97%
funny 56%
relaxing 30%
hopeful 28%
emotional 22%
inspiring 4%
reflective 2%
adventurous 1%
challenging 0%
mysterious 0%
sad 0%


medium 57%
fast 37%
slow 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 39% | A mix: 30% | Plot: 29%

Strong character development?

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Loveable characters?

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Diverse cast of characters?

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