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Audiobook Review: To All the Boys I've Loved Before


Series: To All the Boys I've Loved Before #1
Author: Jenny Han
Narrator: Laura Knight Keating
Overall Goodreads rating: 4.09
Length of Audiobook: 8 hrs and 22 mins
Published: April 15th 2014
My overall rating: 5/5 Stars
In A Nutshell
I knew this was going to be a great book because Jenny Han wrote it. Han did not let me down in this book and I have to say I liked it better then The Summer I Turned Pretty and that is saying a lot!!! I fell in love with this book and listening to it was the best part of my day. If you want a great, fluffy, happy, funny book then this is for you. I highly recommend this book during a stressful time (anyone else getting ready for finals)? This book will make you feel better. The next book is coming out in May so you can marathon the first two books! I love a fluffy contemporary but sadly many of them are predictable. The author normally just relays on the angst. This book is different than any other fluffy contemporary I have ever read! This book really kept me own my toes. I couldn't figure out exactly how it was going to end, and I really enjoyed that aspect.


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.  

I cannot believe I loved this book more than The Summer I Turned Pretty! I think it is because in some ways I related to Lara. I think we all relate to Lara Jean in some way. Here is this girl who has a heart of a nerd, walks to her own beat, speaks her truth, I mean what is not to love?! I loved listening to this audiobook and hearing Lara Jean pour her heart out in her letters. They were so raw and comical at times. I LOVED how this book never let me know exactly how this book would end. I love a fluffy contemporary but sadly many of them are predictable. The author normally just relays on the angst. This book is different than any other fluffy contemporary I have ever read!
We get to see Lara as a young girl learn what she wants in life, what she doesn't yet understand, and all the growing pains young girls go through in todays society. What I really loved about this book was the family Lara has. In YA we are use to having the main character be on their own, their family in the background or nonexistent all together. In this book your heart melts over all the sweet family moments and memories shared in this book. It left me feeling all warm and fuzzy inside like it was Christmas time!
I want to keep this short and sweet because this is a book that should be treasured and not spoiled in anyway. I really hope you guys pick this book up and go ahead and grab the second and final book in this series because you will not regret it you have my word!
Let me know your thoughts on this amazing book, I love hearing from you guys =)
Happy reading,
Ashley


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