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To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Written by: Jenny Han
Narrated by: Laura Knight Keating
Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
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Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control in this heartfelt novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series.

What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once?

Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved - five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.

©2014 Jenny Han (P)2014 Recorded Books

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Loved it! Brought me back to all the high school infatuations we all had. Easy, fast read.

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Narrator ruined the love interest

I really enjoyed the story but hated the way the narrator read Peter's dialogue. In general her narration was fine but whenever Peter spoke she made him sound extremely dumb and douchey, even though the words themself were not. It unfortunately made me not want to root for him a lot of the time and had to consciously remind myself that not everything he says should be percieved that way.

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Better Than the Movie But...

I decided to listen to the book as the Netflix film I felt had a lot of loose ends and unanswered questions to small things and I'm so glad I got to listen to it! I love the extra little stories about Lara Jean's mom and the little things with Peter (I really wish the Estate Sale scene was in the movie!). I want to give this 5 stars for everything but there are a few things I didn't like about the story and performance.
Laura Knight Keating does a wonderful job distinguishing voices and bringing the characters to life, however, with Peter he seemed like he didn't care AT ALL about Lara Jean leading up to when he did, so I couldn't feel anything for their relationship. I don't THINK it's the way he is written, but the way his lines are said, I just couldn't feel anything for him since he was always so matter of factly and angry, and didn't have much other range of emotion. Otherwise, Keating does a wonderful job capturing the scenes with Margot and Lara Jean and the others (she made me cry twice)! I would give her 4.5 if I could!
The story was also great, even though I watched the film it was almost completely different and I liked it! The only thing I didn't like was how abrupt things end between chapters, I would have liked them to be longer than 2 minutes each, and how the story itself ended, it made me feel cheated that now I have to spend more money on the next book.

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I loved this!

This is the first time I read a book after watching the film it was based on, and I definitely prefer reading the book first. That said, I am still absolutely in love with this book! It brought me back to a feeling of high school, crushes, and being giddy. I relate to Lara Jean so much, perhaps this is why I love the story. I appreciate the longer timeline of progression compared to the movie, and I really enjoyed discovering all the little details in the book that didn't make it to the movie. I bought the trilogy all at once, and I immediately started book 2 after finishing this one. I love that the story isn't just about a boy, it's about family, siblings, friendship, bullying, high school, and how to navigate life and learn about yourself during the process. Jenny Han is a wonderful author, and Laura Knight Keating is a captive narrator!

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Comparable to the movie...

I watched the movie first and then read the book. I loved the movie and loved the book although I’m waiting for the characters to develop more, they are not as initially likeable...

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Loved this

Love this story and the reading! I couldn’t put it down. My daughter loved it too.

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Great listen - so different from the movie!

This story had me feeling like a giddy high school-er all over again. Great rom-com like narrative made this book come to life. If you've watched the movie on Netflix over a gazillion times like I did, I think it's worth the listen. There are key points that never made it to film that I thought very interesting.

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way better then the movie

so good. loved this so much it was great and well performed. I'm definitely going to read ps I still love you

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  • Wax
  • 2018-09-19

Good easy listening

Imagine your teenage thoughts on the boys you had your crushes on exposed. This is the crux of this story. Very enjoyable easy read. Phenomenal performances by the narrator.
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In Love From Start To Finish

I expected this to be some cheesey young adult romance but, what I got was a fantastic story of a young girl navigating her life with her sisters, friends, bullies, and of course a cute boy. The characters are all fantastic and Jenny Han does an amazing job giving them all so much depth. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for something fun to read.
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  • 2014-07-02

A YA for Rom-Com fans

Jenny Han’s latest book hits just the right notes for summer reading. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is funny, touching, romantic and fast-paced and the perfect contemporary YA choice for your beach bag. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Lara Jean’s story as she navigates her way through love, friendship and family drama.

The scoop on To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is that Lara Jean is the quiet middle child – overshadowed by perfect know-it-all Margot and precocious younger sister Kitty. Lara Jean is kind of the Jan Brady of the group. The three Song girls lost their mother at a young age, and Margot takes on a mothering type role for the family. When Margot leaves for college, she also breaks it off with boy next-door Josh, someone who happens to be a secret letter recipient. Awkward! With Margot now off in Scotland, Lara Jean has to step up and help her dad by taking on some more responsibility. But first she has to deal with the repercussions of her secret letters that are now no longer a secret!

The delivery of the secret letters puts Lara Jean’s life in an uproar. Sweet family friend Josh is obviously confused to receive a love note from his ex-girlfriend’s sister (even though Josh and Lara Jean kinda liked each other first.) Then, popular, handsome, charismatic Peter Kavinsky receives his letter and that changes the game altogether. Perhaps they can help each other make their objects of affection jealous by staging a fake romance? (Lara Jean still has a crush on Josh and Peter is not quite over his ex) Sounds like a perfect scenario right- what could go wrong?!

Lara Jean has to gain confidence and put herself out there for the first time- no more hiding behind secret letters or her sister Margot. She’s a little shy and awkward which makes her more endearing. But going through these new challenges could give her just the confidence boost she needs.

To all The Boys is a love letter to sisters as well as to first crushes. The sisters are so close since losing their mom and honor her by keeping family traditions alive. The girls are half Korean and their dad makes sure to include Korean meals as one of the ways to remember their mom. Lara Jean’s cultural observations were also insightful.

Narrator Laura Knight Keating is a good fit for this audiobook, and brings out the humor in the story. She sounds age appropriate and differentiates all the characters. Her pacing is good and overall I think she did a solid job overall and I’d listen to her again in the sequel. The audiobook is a Whispersync for Kindle title and it’s quite affordable if you own the kindle edition.

Listen to To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before if you like: Contemporary YA, Anna and the French Kiss, The Summer I Turned Pretty series, and romantic comedies.

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  • Jennifer
  • 2015-07-17

loved it!

I binge read this in 24 hours and have no regrets! While the story was kind of slow early on, Lara Jean's struggle is something many teenage girls go through--crushes, family struggle, the nature of girl cattiness, and learning to live outside your comfort zone. It was nostalgic to read this book because I, too, remember writing letters I'd never send to boys who I had crushes on in high school.

The biggest criticism I have for this book, though, is that I don't think it really had much of a plot. I mean, yes it was a story of her life, but I do not feel like the letters really had that much significance in the actual plot, which is what the story was supposed to be about, right? The book was more about how her letters caused her double epic love triangles and her sisters than the letters themselves. it didnt bother me, though, because it was kind of nice to read a book with a character that cared more about other things than just throwing her life away for a boy she met within 24 hours.

The book made me laugh and smirk to myself many times, as the characters came alive. they all have personalities that could easily be compared to someone I know. I think the Laura Knight Keating did a great job performing this, aiding to creating life to these characters.

I loved this book and am excited to jump into the next book in the duology

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  • Savannah
  • 2018-10-16

From a fan of the movie

I watched the movie before reading the book. Something that I almost never do. The book somehow had more material and less. Characters had both more development and less personality. Or vice versa. I found myself more annoyed with different scenes in the book than in awe. Characters as well. I was looking forward to this book because I loved the movie, but I have to give my vote to the on screen adaptation. I still plan to read the other two books in this series, but I don’t think that I will be in a rush to do so. Overall, I think it’s the author’s writing style that throws me off so much.

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  • Elhana
  • 2018-09-06

The movie ruined it for me

The movie ruined it for me. I watched Netflix's version before I bought this audiobook because the movie left wanting for more. However, the film was made for a more mature audience. The characters are older and less immature whereas the book is clearly meant for younger audience. That's the story annoyed me at times.

But that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it at all! It was a fun, light-hearted story to listen to. I liked the narration because Keating sounded like Lara Jean. And even if she didn't do the male voices really well, I still appreciate how they made it easier for me to keep track on who's talking.

Also, despite liking the movie more than the book, I still enjoyed comparing them.

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  • Angelica Quintero
  • 2018-08-26

I'm obsessed with Peter and Lara Jean

I watched the movie on Netflix and I needed to read the books because I am obsessed with Lara Jean and Peter!! I'm surprised that I like the movie better hahahah I mean, the changes made were to make the story better, I sincerely didn't like Peter very much in the book, he is arrogant and cold and kinda mean... But as the story was progressing, Peter changed and slowly turned into the Peter from the movie... Lara Jean is great, she's funny and innocent!! Now I gotta listen to PS I love You ASAP because CLIFFYYYYYY Peter, here I come for you <3

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  • Leolani Webb
  • 2018-09-29

Movie was better

It's very rare to find a movie that out did the book, but in this one, that is exactly what happened!! The book made Lara Jean seem so immature and needy. Also, no one would put up with Peter, and its hard to see why Lara Jean fell for him in the book. His character in the movie was much better. All the characters were much better in the movie. The ending of the book ruined it for me.

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  • NannyBekah
  • 2014-09-10

Whaaaaat?!?!!

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I really liked this book. I liked it a lot. I thought it started out a little slow, but once it got going, I couldn't stop listening. But the end....the end!!!!! I can not believe it stopped where and how it did!!! I am just a little disappointed with that part. All in all though, I really enjoyed it, and I would recommend it to friends!

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  • 2018-09-24

To All the Boys I've Loved Before

I have watched the Netflix show twice and thought well if I like this that much maybe the books are as good.

THEY ARE! I completely enjoyed this book. Lara Jean is just a teenage girl who is trying to survive high school. She has this idea of what love is like so she writes 5 love letters to boys she had fallen for.
They get sent and things go a rye.

I completely enjoyed the inner monologue she has, but also I very much like the dynamic she has with her sisters and her dad it is sweet.

I am loving the teenage drama, and I hate drama! Lol

Laura Knight Keating narration is perfect she doesn’t sound too old or too young, she does just the right job.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2018-09-19

Not a fair rating

I was way too old for this book. The immaturity throughout reminded me more of middle school relationships instead of high school. I am not sure if it was the authors intent to make the character sound whiney, or if it was the narrator. I am going to say something I don't think I've ever said before, the movie was better.

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  • nikiverse
  • Marietta, GA
  • 2014-06-25

cute, contemporary, young adult, romantic & funny!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I am in my 30's but I totally would recommend this book to people who liked YA fiction.

I love the characters!

I like how the protagonist, Lara Jean, is just a plain, nice girl. Her mom passed away but the author doesnt rehash it over and over. Lara has a bossy older sister who had to become "mom" too soon and a spunky younger sister who goes by kitty. Her whole family loves each other; they're not mean to one another like what you see on a lot of popular tv shows these days.

The guys in Lara Jean's life are also pretty colorful! Peter K and his ex Genevieve were practically "an institution at the institution" of their high school. Did you know, Peter also plays lacrosse? And Lara's sister's ex boyfriend Josh (who also lives next door to Lara Jean) is a super sweet, adorkable guy. He's so easy to root for!

I also found the book comparatively funny to most YA fiction I've recently read. Seems to be a trend of dystopian/doom and gloom so it's nice to read something lighter every now and then!

What was one of the most memorable moments of To All the Boys I've Loved Before?

The estate sale.

Kitty, the little sister.

Lara Jean's inner thoughts.

Lara's 'boyfriend' to Lara Jean: "You hate cussing. You like to bake. You stay at home on Friday nights. Wow, I'm dating my granny. Gross."

Have you listened to any of Laura Knight Keating’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have never listened to LKK's other performances but I REALLY this audiobook. I've maybe listened to 3 or so audiobooks and this one, by far, has been the best listen. I thought it was silly when I heard this book had a "director" but, I mean, maybe it was worth it because I wasnt "blanking out" or having to really concentrate on listening bc I found the performance pretty easy to listen to.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was smiling the whole time during this book. It's so fun.

Any additional comments?

If you're "scared" of boys and/or tend to dote on guys way out of your league (or celebrities), add this book to your device, NOW!

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  • Client d'Amazon
  • 2018-11-12

Je le conseille vivement !

L’histoire est vraiment sympa et les personnages tellement attachants! Très agréable à écouter! Et parfait pour s’entraîner en anglais ;)

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