I have never read this book…
But I have always intended to. Just reading the description on the back made me super interested, but as a reader who is completely unable to make decisions between book, this one was always on my TBR (to be read) list.
I definitely regret it now!
First of all, I knew this was an amazing book. I have heard amazing reviews. But the movie… Oh, the movie dragged me in and made me completely in love. I absolutely love Laura Jean, because although she wasn’t me in high school, she is me now. I don’t have crushes, but I have the type of person in my head that I want, but I am too worried about getting back out there, about losing people that I stay to myself.
My Fridays and weekends include books, coffee, and my laptop. If I am not writing, I am reading and if I am not doing that I am binge watching something to write to you all about. I do not do parties, nor do I date. Most would say it was pitiful, but me, I am enjoying the peace. Well, all the peace I can get with four daughters. Which at times, is none at all.
Back To The Story
Laura Jean the middle child, with an older and younger sister, growing up with a single Dad and a mother who passed away. She is entering her junior year, never having a relationship and now the oldest in the house. Her sister is going away to college in a whole other county!
Laura Jean has had five amazing crushes in her life. Crushes so deep that she wrote letters, put them in envelopes, addressed them, but put them in a box for her to look at. She admired them after finishing romance novels. She was quite a sucker for them. She didn’t have the guts to send them or tell these guys how she felt, because one was her sister’s boyfriend, one her enemies boyfriend, one was now gay, and a few others were from camp.
None of the letters were written recently, she being sixteen the recent one was written in Jr. High.
Well, one day her worse nightmare happened. Her letters were mailed off and she was confronted by the guys who the letters were addressed to. The worst of it was the one that was addressed to her sister’s boyfriend. She kissed one of the other guys to pretend she was not into him.
This movie follows what happens after the letters are out and her life is now changed in a way she never thought it could be.
Netflix is killing it with the movies and television shows, so much that my subscription is one of the first things I pay every month, well right after my kindle unlimited. As usual, I promise not to ruin it for you, but if you need a new chick flick to watch, this one is definitely one to watch.
Now time to go and read the book. I’ve got to see which is better. I do say that Sofia Alvarez wrote an amazing screenplay, and I can’t wait to do a comparison of the book and movie. Maybe I will share it with you… I have heard a few reviews who didn’t love it as much as I did, but I am always a hopeless romantic and this touched that side.