Oh, how I get wrapped up in this series everytime I read it. Whenever I need to escape reality for a little while, I just pick up the first book in the series and start indulging myself.
"To All the Boys I've Loved Before" is both the name of the 3 book series and the title of the first book in the series. The books center around a teenage girl named Lara Jean Song Covey. Basically, she's been in love multiple times - well, not exactly. The thing is, she's liked other guys so much to the point where she decides to hash out her feelings by writing them love letters that she'll never actually send out. She basically pours her heart into these messages so that she gets rid of these feelings and can continue on with her everyday life. You're probably thinking, "that's kind of ridiculous for a teenager to be doing that. I mean, writing love letters? That's kind of creepy." Well, this letter-writing occurred a long long time before the events of the actual books, back when she was in elementary school. So don't worry about her sanity! She was just a young naive child.
So there are 5 of these letters, meaning that she's documented 5 guys she liked in her elementary and junior high school years. Like I mentioned before, she pours her heart and soul into these letters because she knows she's never, EVER, sending them out or letting anyone else read them. It's for her eyes and her eyes only. Well, everything's fine until one day, her letters are mysteriously sent out to the recipients. She immediately goes into panic mode about what her former crushes will think about her. Unfortunately, one of these letters was addressed to her older sister's boyfriend, of which the pair recently broke up (yikes). So you can see how that would be a problem. Anyways, the mailing of these letters lead to quite a few dramatic changes in Lara Jean's life, including a reconnection with an old buddy, new friends, awkwardness, and best of all, an unexpected relationship. That's all I can say! Anything else I mention at this point will be a spoiler, and I'd hate to spoil anything for you guys, because these books don't deserve that.
So, if you love teenage / young adult novels, with quite a cute romantic scheme (not mushy!), and a lot of heartwarming family bonding moments, you will fall in love with these books. It's a very genuine, wholesome book series. I also really love the style of the writing, how Han describes everything, and never forgets even the tiniest detail. Her diction and syntax paints an image of the scene in your mind, so as you read you will literally be immersed in Lara Jean's life. You will not regret it!
I'd say that I've read this series at least three times now, with the first time two years ago when I was a freshman in high school. I really needed an escape from my life during that year, because it was really tough for me transitioning into high school, and these books provided just that.
That being said, I'd put "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" in my top 5. Maybe even top 3.
You should definitely check it out!