63 pages 2 hours read

Jenny Han

To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Fiction | Novel | YA

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Chapters 1-3

Chapter 1 Summary

Margot, Kitty, and Lara Jean watch a movie with Margot’s boyfriend, their neighbor and popular pseudo-member of the family, Josh. Lara Jean wants to visit Margot in Paris during Spring Break because Margot is going to university in Scotland. The sisters and Josh dream of the day they’ll reunite in Europe. While baking, Margot tells Lara Jean that she has broken up with Josh. Margot explains that their mother, who died a few years prior, advised Margot not to go to college with a boyfriend so that she could seize new opportunities. Margot does not express any sadness about her decision to break up with Josh, but Lara Jean can’t stop thinking about it.

Chapter 2 Summary

The next morning, Lara Jean and Margot are in the kitchen organizing the family for the day ahead. Lara Jean tells Margot that the family will be disappointed about her breakup, but Margot tries to avoid overly emotional conversations. Lara Jean contemplates her own complicated feelings about Margot going so far away for school. The three sisters have created a tight-knit relationship since their mother passed. Lara Jean recalls the day her mother died after slipping on the kitchen floor and hitting her head; it was Margot who took control of calling their father and 911.