As you’ve no doubt seen, dear readers, as I’ve tracked my reading over the past 2 years, Contemporary YA has not really been my thing.
It never particularly was, even when I was the target demo.
With the exception of Meg Cabot, if I was reading YA there better have been a chosen one of some kind involved.
I’m trying to change that, especially as I detox from the OD of Speculative Fiction of the past six months.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before seemed like a good place to go next. People seem to like it and there’s even a Netflix movie to follow up with!
I loved it. I loved the silly conceit, and the supporting cast and especially loved Lara Jean Covey, the book’s darling protagonist. One of the things about YA that’s fun as an adult is seeing yourself in it in retrospect.
Lara Jean, kind of shy, very dorky, family oriented, rule following and boy crazy but really only theoretically was so like me at 16 I was floored. Lara Jean is a little bit naive, a lot opinionated, and very loyal. Like, I said, I see a lot of myself in her.
The sweetness of this book can’t be overstated though. It’s pure delightful fluff, that goes down smooth, like a milkshake or a sugary blended espresso drink or something. This is a Frappuccino of a book. I can’t wait to read the sequels.
Up next is Simon Vs The Homosapien Agenda by Becky Alberelli. I’m going fluffy for a minute! Hang in for the ride