To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Movie Review


Maddie Urbano, Staff Writer

     This summer, Jenny Han’s beloved young adult romance novel, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, came to life in the biggest and best way possible. Netflix’s film adaptation stars Lana Condor as Lara Jean Covey and Noah Centineo as Peter Kavinsky. The story follows sixteen-year-old Lara Jean, who has written love letters to all of her crushes, and kept them in a box in her closet. Once her younger sister finds these letters and sends them out, Lara Jean is forced to face reality. Beginning as a fake relationship to make an ex jealous, Lara Jean agrees to pursue heartthrob Peter Kavinsky, and by the end, the pair falls for each other.

    Although I have yet to read the novel, I am a lover of sappy teen chick flicks, and I can safely say that this adaptation was a successful one. The movie is not an exact representation of Han’s book, yet it is still overwhelmingly loved by teenage girls and film critics alike. Through superb acting and an emphasis on both romantic and familial ties, the film continues to get the recognition it deserves. With book sales skyrocketing since the film’s release, Jenny Han expressed her gratitude by tweeting, “Thank you to all the readers who have been with Lara Jean since the very beginning, and thank you to all the readers meeting her now for the first time. My love for you abounds.”