My Favorite Quotes from “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” by Jenny Han

I picked this book up from a local bookstore because I heard a beauty guru on Youtube talking about it, and after reading it and loving it, I’d read just about anything she recommened. (If you’re curious, the Youtuber was Siena Mirabella.) My favorite books are typically historical fiction, so this book was a little out of normal realm. However, I was pleasantly surprised. This book was lighthearted and relatable. It was funny, and I didn’t want to put it down. I read this book on vacation and it was like a vacation from my vacation. I can’t wait to read Jenny Han’s other books! I would highly recommend this book to any avid readers looking for an easy and enjoyable read. Here’s a collection of my favorite quotes from the book, along with a few of my own miscellaneous comments in bold. Enjoy!

“Because Margot is always fine, even when she’s not.”

“Margot makes a face, like Ugh, emotions.” I’m pretty sure every teenage girl can feel for you on this one, Margot.

“I’ve never known Margot to chicken out before, but I suppose in matters of the heart, there’s no predicting how a person will or won’t behave.”

“She is like a street cat, she comes and goes as she pleases.”

“I wish I’d been in love more than once. I think you should fall in love at least twice in high school.” I think this is a really wise piece of advice, this quote will continute to stay with me as I grow.

“Firsts are best because they are beginnings.”

“The way it happens is a strange sort of serendipity. A slow motion train wreck. For something to go this colossally wrong, everything must intersect and collide at the exact right, or in this case, wrong, moment.” This is just my LIFE.

“You need to relax, Lara Jean. Life doesn’t have to be so planned. Just roll with it and let it happen.”

“I wonder, though…. what would it be like? To be that close to a boy and have him see all of you, no holding back. Would it be scary for only a second or two, or would it be scary the whole time? What if I didn’t like it at all? Or what if I liked it too much? It’s a lot to think about.”

“To belong to someone- I didn’t know it, but now that I think about it, it seems like that’s all I’ve ever wanted. To really be somebody’s, and to have them be mine.”

“He doesn’t know it, but when Peter talks about Genevieve, he gets a certain softness in his face. It’s tenderness mixed with impatience.”

“‘If people knew you, they would love you.’ He sounds so matter-of-fact. Josh, you break my heart. And you’re a liar. Because you know me, you know me better than almost anybody, and you don’t love me.”

“But I still like to hear her schemes. They’re like bedtime stories.”

“I smile, because it’s so cute.”

“’He…looks at you a lot, Lara Jean. When you’re not paying attention. He looks at you, to see if you’re having a good time.’ ‘He does?’ My chest feels warm and flower, and I can feel myself start to smile.”

“I give him a strange look. Just a second ago he was grousing, and now he’s happy as a clam. I don’t get boys.” That makes two of us.

“’Maybe this was all supposed to happen just like this, …because it was always gonna be you and me.’ I say the first thing that comes to mind. ‘No, it wasn’t.’ And I realize it’s true.”

“I’m going to miss riding around in his car. It was starting to feel like home.”

“Why is it so hard to say no to him? Is this what it’s like to be in love with somebody?”

“But the little things are what make up life.”

Note to self: always remember this.

“And then he’s kissing me back, open-mouthed, soft-lipped kissing-me-back, and at first I’m nervous, but then he puts his hand on the back of my head, and he strokes my hair in a reassuring way, and I’m not so nervous anymore.”

“The way he’s looking at me right now, I know he would do anything if I asked, and that’s a strange and powerful feeling.”

“Because sometimes you just feel sad and you can’t explain it.”