To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Best. Adaptation. Ever.

When I heard that this was being made into a movie and by Netflix I was a little scared since they have never done one before. I am always weary when it comes to book to movie adaptations because usually there are major plot lines missing. I don’t think I have ever seen one done as well as this one, definitely the best contemporary book to movie adaptation. The characters were spot on, all major plot points were there, Lara Jean’s fashion was on point, and the music was perfection. I mean obviously there were some things missing because you can’t fit EVERYTHING into an hour and a half.

What did I notice was missing?

1. There only made cookies once, and they were chocolate chip.

I was really hoping to see the famous fruitcake cookies IRL, but alas it was a part that was taken out. I mean at least they made cookies once!

2. No Car Crash

In the book Lara Jean get into a car crash and Peter pulls over to help her. It was a contributing factor to him driving her once they start their relationship since her car is out of commission. I was a little confused that this wasn’t in it, but once again not a huge deal.

3. No Visiting John Ambrose

I think this was the biggest part that was left out. In the book Lara Jean goes to a model UN to confront John Ambrose about the letter and then chickens out when she sees him. In the movie he suddenly shows up in the end after some credits, obviously to set it up for another movie.

John Ambrose McClaren comes to Lara Jean's house.

4. The Hot Tub Video

This video doesn’t leak until the second book. So I wish they maybe would have done something else here that was in the first book.

5. Setting Changes

There were many scenes that happened at different locations in the book, but that is fine, not a huge change.

I mean I can sit here all day pointing out small details that were different, but those can be because of budget issues and such. Overall I think they did such a stupendous job on this movie. I can only hope that Netflix makes a sequel like they hinted and make more book adaptations!

What did you think of the movie?

 

 

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Author: Jenny Han

Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult

Goodreads Summary:

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

Sixteen-year-old 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. 

Spoiler free Summary:

Everyone I did it again, I fell down the contemporary hole! I have heard everyone on Instagram and booktube talking about this series forever, but as usual I put off reading it forever. I am going to BookCon this year and the author will be there, so I decided it was time to finally read the book. It was my second book during readathonbyzoe and I couldn’t put it down!

The book is centered around Lara Jean Covey, the main character, who has written a letter to each of the boys that she has loved and kept them in her hat box, never intending for them to ever go out. Then the inevitable happens and somehow the letters were mailed out. Suddenly she needs a reason to escape from what she wrote on the letter to her sisters recent ex-boyfriend. It is then that her and another boy who got a letter got an idea to fake date to make the respective people jealous. This story has love, heart break, and embarrassment. The perfect concoction for the average teenage life.

I think the author had such good character development, it really shows you how fast your feelings about  one person can change or develop. Another thing I really enjoyed is that she included things from the characters Korean background, especially considering there aren’t may books out there that feature Korean characters. I was pretty proud that I recognized a lot of things that were mentioned because one of my good friends is actually from South Korea. Jenny Han is a master of words and I am dying to meet her in person! I cannot wait to continue on in the story and see watch Lara Jean develop more.

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