It’s been way way way too long since we’ve done a marry, date, or dump and I’ve just been reading the three most perfect YA romances to pick our boys from. We’ve got Ambrose from Sarah Dessen’s new book Once and for All, Teddy from Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith, and last (but certainly not least!) Peter K. from Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy. If you want to play along, say who you would marry, date, and dump in the comments. My answer are…
I took three of my favorite YA contemporary novels from this year for today’s marry, date, or dump. You can choose from Peter K. from P.S. I Still Love You, by Jenny Han, Ollie from Everything, Everything, by Nicola Yoon, and Max from The Start of Me and You, by Emery Lord. Time to decide who you want to marry, who you want to date, and who you want to dump – then let me know your choices in the comments!
I’ve said before that I think one of my main measures for a good book are how reluctant I am to move on after finishing the last page. P.S. I Still Love You, by Jenny Han, definitely earns high marks in this test. I’m still spending lots of time thinking about Lara Jean and her suitors. In all this thinking time, I realized that Lara Jean’s companion novels set up the perfect trifecta of boys to marry, date or dump: Peter, Josh, and John McClaren. So if you’ve read either, or both, books feel free to jump in and let me know in the comments who you’d marry, who you’d date, an who you’d dump. Continue reading
There have been a few books that have totally clicked with me in the past 2-3 years. Books that I’ve read and reread and reread again, and also books that have really directed the kind of stories I want to be writing. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, by Jenny Han, (which I completely fangirl all over in this review) was one of those books for me. It’s one that, both as a reader and as a writer, I keep coming back to. So you can imagine my asdfghjkl!!!! levels of excitement when I finally got P.S. I Still Love You in my hands on Tuesday. So excited that I read the book in one sitting, laughing, swooning, and even sobbing at one point as I worked my way through the rest of Lara Jean’s love letter journey. ***Before I continue, I just want to point out that while I won’t have any spoilers for this book, as a sequel it’s impossible to discuss it without spoiling some things about its predecessor, so proceed with caution*** Continue reading
High school junior Lara Jean has never had a boyfriend, but she has been in love. She’s been in love with the cocky, popular boy who “stole” her first kiss, the boy from summer camp who saved a kid from drowning, the fashionable classmate who everyone thinks is gay, and even the family friend who dated her older sister. She’s been in love with them, but she’s never told them. Instead she’s written them love letters to get over her feelings and stored them, unsent, in a hatbox her mother gave her before she died. When the love letters mysteriously are sent to all the boys, she has to deal with all the emotions she’d thought she’d sealed away in five little envelopes.
This is my love letter for TO ALL THE BOYS I”VE LOVED BEFORE, and to Jenny Han for writing it. Unlike Lara Jean I’m writing it to share my love of the novel not to get over it. Continue reading