As a self-diagnosed Netflix addict, I’m all about watching the latest Netflix trend. Sometimes this doesn’t turn out so well, but in this case, I was satisfied.
Posts all over Facebook raving about this 2018 movie, “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” peaked my curiosity. After reading the description, I found past Alicia jumping out of her seat screaming “My life!”
Based on the 2014 novel written by Jenny Han, “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” begins with a high school girl, Lara Jean, who struggles with finding her confidence. Because of this, the idea of ever having a boyfriend seemed farfetched. Of course, this doesn’t stop her from developing adolescent crushes like we all did in high school. The difference, however, was that she never wanted to act on them. As a result, every time she had a crush on a boy, she wrote a letter to them that she’d never mail. Being able to openly express her feelings through her writing was her own personal therapy—that is, until the day her letters were mysteriously mailed to the boys she loved, and her personal life was no longer personal.
Grasping for straws, a mortified Lara Jean finds herself making deals with unsuspecting allies to save face in a high school full of bullies. Luckily, with the help of her dad and two sisters, she just may make it through high school only slightly scathed. Drama, bullies and heartache, this story is about a girl who loses her reality, and in return finds herself.
If you were ever the soft-spoken kid in high school who loved passing notes in the hall with your friends, watch this movie. Be thrown back in time for a little while and relive your adolescent years. “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” will pull at your heart strings and remind you of what it’s like to be a kid again.