Title: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
Author: Jenny Han
Publication Info: Published February 4, 2014 (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
Genre: Contemporary YA Fiction
The Flavor: The Jessica Darling Series meets Emily of New Moon
The Short Version: Despite the very young voice of the protagonist, this book plays with surprisingly deep ideas about love and life. It’s a cute day read that will leave you wanting more.
The Description: Lara Jean is a bit of a romantic, and expresses her love for certain men by writing them love letters that she never sends. We’ve all done it. Naturally, someone finds and sends Lara Jean’s letters off to the boys, which kicks off a series of wacky plot points. In order to convince one of the boys she doesn’t still love him, she pretends to date another one of the boys, eventually re-falling for him.
Common Novel is a celebration of genre reading. It’s a celebration of the tattered paperback, of the third-time-through, and of the book that’s currently living in your purse. It’s a celebration of the genres themselves: romance, young adult, new adult, horror, mystery, science fiction, and fantasy.