To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Updated: Mar 27
Lara Jean Song Covey writes love letters to the boys she majorly loves then locks them away in her hot box. For her eyes only.
“My letters are for when I don't want to be in love anymore. They're for good-bye. Because after I write in my letter, I'm not longer consumed by my all-consuming love...My letters set me free. Or at least they're supposed to.” ― Jenny Han, To All the Boys I've Loved Before
That is until the letters she'd written to the five big crushes of her life are sent to them.
“But what now? What am I supposed to do with all these feelings?” ― Jenny Han, To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Why Lara Jean is the right girl for the book: She's dreamy-eyed middle sister, with one foot in fantasy land and a not so solid foot in reality. She has the cutest grandma hobbies--scrapbooking, baking, antiquing. She loves love as much as we do.
"God, why do I have to be a person who yearns so much?"
--Jenny Han, P.S. I Still Love You (Book #2)
The Boys She's Loved Before:
Peter Kavinisky--Peter K. is the "it" boy at school, but he used to be just one of the kids in the tree house.
“It was at that exact moment that I saw Peter walking down the hall toward me. He looked so good. He deserved his own background music.” ― Jenny Han, To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Josh Sanderson--The boy-next-door, and her sister's boyfriend.
“Josh Sanderson, I liked you first. By all rights, you were mine. And if it had been me, I'd have packed you in my suitcase and taken you with me, or, you know what, I would have stayed. I would never have left you. Not in a million years, not for anything.” ― Jenny Han, To All the Boys I've Loved Before
John Ambrose McClaren--another tree house kid, but also from the Model U.N. Also, you have to say his full name every time.
Lucas Krapf--crush turned friend.
“Do you think there's a difference? Between belonging with and belonging to?” ― Jenny Han, To All the Boys I've Loved Before
“I know now that I don’t want to love or be loved in half measures. I want it all, and to have it all, you have to risk it all.” ― Jenny Han, P.S. I Still Love You
“I don’t want to forget any of this. The way he’s looking at me at this very moment. How, when he kisses me, I still get shivers down my back, every time. I want to hold on to everything so tight.” ― Jenny Han, Always and Forever, Lara Jean
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