by Jenny Han
Lara Jean writes letters to all the boys she’s ever loved; the boys that got away or that she was too afraid to date, and hides them in a hat box under her bed. Her mom died when she was young and her oldest sister is leaving for college in Scotland leaving Lara Jean with her feisty little sister Kitty, whose moods blow in like storms. She lives next door to her sister’s ex who she is secretly in love with and is trying to figure out how to take care of her family and be herself.
One day Peter walks up to her at school with one of these secret letters in his hand. Her neighbor has one next, and Lara Jean suddenly finds herself at the center of attention.
I loved this book and stayed up late finishing it; it’s light and funny and engaging and a wonderful warm-weather read about finding yourself and not taking people for granted.