I first learned about Jenny Han and her books from my niece, Aaliyah. She asked me if I have read it and I told her I always see the books at the bookstore but never bought it simply because I felt like it was too teenage-y? I don’t know. We were told to never judge a book by its cover but I don’t know why I still do it most of the time before.
So anyway, I didn’t buy the first book of the series. Aaliyah let me borrowed hers.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is the first book of the series. The story revolves around Lara Jean and her teenage problems. It’s a light and cute story, I enjoyed reading it and it was hard for me to put the book down. It’s just fast paced and fun to read! (I have to look for my journal because I wrote my personal review about it that I didn’t intend to publish but I shall do so soon)
P.S. I Still Love You is the 2nd book, it felt like “home” reading this book. It’s like seeing and being with the characters you’ve grown to love. Lara Jean’s family really gave me the feels. I loved the sister bond and the cute love story of Lara Jean and Peter K.
Always and Forever, Lara Jean is the last of the series. It’s a conclusion but not a conclusion. I still enjoyed it and I wrote a review about it but I never published it because what do I know about writing reviews? Huhu HALP!
I learned about Siobhan Vivian through Jenny Han. I saw the books they co-wrote but I never bought them nor read them yet, I didn’t even read reviews about it cause I want to be able to read a standalone book from Siobhan Vivian. My first purchase was her The Last Boy and Girl In The World but I haven’t finished it, nonetheless I loved her writing style!
I loved them both even more when I got to finally meet them at the National Book Store book signing event of #JennyandSiobhaninPH
They only allowed books purchased from NBS and Power Books to be signed, all the others were not allowed so I only got about 3 of my books signed. The other books were bought from fully-booked and, oh well.
The experience was: INTENSE FANGRIL-ING! I couldn’t remember the last time I fangirl-ed this hard and I am still not over it.
I gave both of them Potchi and Flat Tops. Those are the only Filipino candies I could think of that time, I was thinking of Frutos but it wasn’t available so I just bought bags of Potchi and Flat Tops. Jenny is soft-spoken, shy and a bit awkward (in a good way) while Siobhan is very outspoken, madaldal and funny. I can feel her sincerity and how genuine she is as a person. I felt like she really enjoyed seeing everyone and reaching out, interacting and all that. I love it!
I can’t wait til they visit the Philippines again! Whoohoo!
Rant: So apparently, my phone decided to kid me by saying “Cannot take enough photo no space etc etc” so I panicked and gave my GoPro to the person taking the photo and then the photo was all blurry but I couldn’t complain because GoPro sometimes does that or kasalanan naming ni Siobhan and Jenny? Then I suddenly remembered I have an ipad that can also take photos. Hayyy punyetaaaaaaaaa. Bawi nalang next time. Or sana dinala nalang namin ni Kyx yung luma nyang DSLR or sana mayaman nalang ako na may magandang camera. Taena. Hassle maging mahirap chos.