To all the boys I’ve loved before

Hi all!

My name is Chiara, and I am a bookworm.

I read another book this week. I’m sure many of you have heard of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han, whether you’ve watched the Netflix film or you knew before then as a book. I first heard of (watched) this on Netflix. I didn’t even know it was a book until I saw it in the recommended pile in Waterstones. I snatched it up!

I wasn’t sure when I started reading how similar to the film it would be. I mean, I stick the rule in general that books are always better than films and I had read the DUFF before I watched the film and those two were nothing alike. I was surprised how similar they were. There were some major deviations but the stories are essentially the same. Well done, Netflix!

But I’m not here to review the film, I’m here to review the book. I came across one review when I was reading this that hated it because stealing her sisters man is wrong. I get that it’s wrong but that’s not what the story is about. It’s about, in my opinion, trying to avoid stealing her sister’s man. She liked him first!

All the characters are very ‘real’. Lara Jean is very quirky and I wish I could be a bit more like her. However my favourite character, it has to be said, is Kitty. She is funny to read about and at certain points you feel sorry for her and she’s mischievous and I know this may count as a spoiler, so a little warning here ….

Has everyone stopped reading who doesn’t want a spoiler?

…without Kitty there is no story to be told.

I think I’ve said already how I couldn’t get enough of this story and I’m already anticipating the next book. The author left it on such a cliff hanger and didn’t … What’s the right word?… sum everything up? I liked it but I want the next book right now. Obviously a trip to Waterstones is in my near future.

To sum this book up in one word I would say ‘coming-of-age’. (Yes, it’s one word. It’s hyphenated). This story is totally about coming of age.

I hope you decide to read it and, if you do, let me know. And most of all … enjoy!

Once again, my name is Chiara and I am a bookworm.

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