Lara Jean Song is a hopeless romantic whose worst fear comes true when the love letters she wrote to her crushes (and saved in her late mother’s precious hatbox) are suddenly mailed out to them without her knowledge. The bookish 16-year-old soon finds herself in the most unexpected position: entering into a fake relationship with one of the letters’ recipients, the swoony lacrosse player Peter Kavinsky. Peter wants to make his ex jealous and Lara Jean is hoping her current crush will notice her. The first in a trilogy, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is undeniably charming, and its captivating romance between a baking nerd and a popular jock immediately hooked readers. Jenny Han’s books have been translated into 30 languages, and her best-selling trilogy was adapted by Netflix in a series of films that made stars out of leads Lana Condor and Noah Centineo. —Annabel Gutterman

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