In 2014, I was twenty years old, barely starting my sophomore (maybe junior) year of college. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life, let alone where I was going with my life. I stumbled across a book by Jenny Han by the name of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.
My literature choices have always been somewhat of teenage romance with a little added drama on the side. So, coming across this book — at the time — it looked promising. The cover pulled me in, and the synopsis was refreshing. A girl writes love letters to her previous loves and somehow they receive all of them. What are the chances, right?
Lara Jean Is Exactly Who She Is Supposed To Be
When I heard Netflix acquired the rights to the book, which meant the story, which meant Jenny Han was going to make this incredible I flew off my bed. I jumped up and down. There were three reasons I was incredibly excited about this upcoming summer film. One being, the main character Laura Jean, played by Lana Condor. The main character is exactly who she is supposed to be.
And, according to the cover of the book — the main character is half-Korean, half-Caucasian descent. The second reason is that Jenny Han looks incredibly excited (according to Han’s Twitter) to have this adapted into something greater. Her cover photo is a picture from the trailer. This means Jenny Han, we hope, has had an incredible hand in what we will see come August.
The last and the third reason for the excitement is the story. When I first read To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before the story was refreshing and new. It was a plot that I have never read before. And, based on the trailer, this film is going to truly bring in all the stops. From all shades of ethnicities to promoting interracial relationships, this story is fresh. It is exactly what we need right now.
The Synopsis Of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
Now, if you have yet to read this book the trailer is exactly what the book is about. Does not stray far from the plot at all. The synopsis is Lara Jean, who is 16 years old, keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They are the usual love letters, however, they are love letters that she has written to the boys she has loved in her life.
There are five in all. When she writes these letters, she pours out her heart and soul. They are letters for her eyes only, no one else is supposed to read them. She writes the letters, signs, seals, and fills them out as if she was going to send them. One day, though, her secret letters are somehow mailed — and suddenly, Lara Jean love life goes from tame to out-of-control is a matter of letters.
We Can’t Wait For August 17th!
While August is a month away, almost an exact month away, we cannot wait for this film to be released. Not only because the book is a fantastic read, but because we get — what seems like — a promising and quality adaption from the trailer.
Unlike the previous adaption from book to Netflix film that we have gotten in the past few months. Check back for our review of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before coming soon in August.