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One of the newest Netflix rom-coms is To All the Boys I Loved Before which is based on the YA novel by Jenny Han with the same name. A tale of high school crushes and faked boyfriends.

The story centers on the vivid imagination of Lara Jean that becomes uncomfortably real when the five passionate love letters she has written and addressed to her crushes are somehow found in their hiding spot and mailed out to each boy. As Esther Zuckerman pointedly describes, the protagonist is a girl that is aware of just how vulnerable she is, and so it's easier to be a wallflower and pour her heart out on the page than it is to open herself to potential real-life love and heartbreak.

Once the letters start to arrive their recipients, Lana's life changes radically. She is not invisible anymore. 

Peter Kavinsky, one of the recipients, which Lana kissed in Middle School on a dare, comes up with a plan to help her out to avoid explaining herself to the other recipients, especially to Josh, her neighbor and newly ex-boyfriend of her sister, to which she wrote the most passionately love letter. Lana, in return, will help Peter make his ex-girlfriend jealous. 

They will pretend to date for a while, they create a fake relationship, with PG selfies and Instagram posts, and him sending her small love notes in front of their classmates. Will their charade had the expected results? 

 

 

Read the first book of the series before watching the movie, and then get the other two books to find out where Lana's romantic life leads her in the end. 

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To All the Boys I've Loved Before

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