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    "To All The Boys" Is Ending, So Here Are 10 Books And 10 Movies To Fill That Void

    The final movie adaptation of Jenny Han's series premieres next month! We're bringing you more content to consume to fill that Peter + Lara Jean void.

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    The swoony conclusion to Jenny Han's To All the Boys I've Loved Before movies is set to release in February, which means that, with a heavy heart, we must say farewell to Lara Jean and Peter K. But fear not! We've compiled a list of movies and books you'll fall in love with if you just can't get enough of this series.

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    1. Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao

    Simon & Schuster

    Release date: Nov. 10, 2020

    What it's about: Why do you need to read this? Well, for one, it's pitched as To All the Boys I've Loved Before meets The Farewell, and two, it contains the beloved fake-boyfriend trope that we all squealed over in the first To All the Boys book/movie. Chloe Wang has hired a boyfriend from Rent for Your 'Rents — a company that provides fake boyfriends guaranteed to impress even the most traditional Asian parents. She's on a mission to get her parents to adore her fake boyfriend (Drew) so they'll stop pressuring her to accept a proposal from Hongbo, who happens to be a wealthy, yet sleazy, bachelor in their tight-knit Asian American community. But then something happens that Chloe doesn't expect — she begins to fall for Drew.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or your local bookstore via Indiebound here.

    2. Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant

    Balzer & Bray/Harperteen

    Release date: Jan. 5, 2021

    What it's about: This book is pitched as Jane the Virgin meets To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, so I guarantee Jenny Han fans will absolutely adore it. Tessa Johnson, a 16-year-old, has been accepted into a creative writing program, and while she loves crafting stories, she has never seen herself as the protagonist in the romance novels she reads. That's when her BFF steps in with romance novel–inspired steps to a happily ever after. But the more Tessa follows this guide, the further she feels from her true self. Enter: Sam, the boy next door. Tessa never imagined having feelings for them, but what if...?

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or your local bookstore via Indiebound here.

    3. A Taste for Love by Jennifer Yen

    Razorbill

    Release date: Feb. 2, 2021

    What it's about: Oh hello, this YA novel comes out very soon and is pitched as Jenny Han meets Jane Austen, so you know we had to add it to this list. Liza Yang agrees to help her mother with her bakery's annual junior competition. There's just one catch: her mother has handpicked young, eligible Asian American men as contestants without her knowing. But to her surprise, Liza finds herself attracted to the impenetrable (and sexy) James Wong. How is she supposed to deal with conflicting feelings over her mother's approval — and James?

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or your local indie through Indiebound here.

    4. Super Fake Love Song by David Yoon

    Putnam

    Release date: Nov. 17, 2020

    What it's about: While this may not have fake dating, it does have a fake identity for the sake of impressing a girl which then leads to, of course, shenanigans ensuing! When cool, confident Cirrus Soh mistakes Sunny Dae's brother's bedroom for his own, she's led to believe Sunny is a musician. Though he is not, Sunny lies and says he's the front man of a rock band. Which then leads him to forming a band with his friends. How long can he keep up his lies for the sake of impressing her?!

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or your local indie through Indiebound here.

    5. You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

    Scholastic

    Release date: June 2, 2020

    What it's about: This is a queer YA rom-com that BuzzFeed selected as one of the best YA books of last year. It's voicey, heartfelt, and I cried tears of joy about three times when reading it — it's that cute. Fans of Lara Jean will certainly root for Liz. When the scholarship Liz was counting on to pay for college falls through, she decides to run for prom queen in her small Indiana town to win a scholarship. However, things get complicated when Liz starts falling for Mack, who is also running for prom queen. What could go wrong?

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or from a local bookstore through Indiebound here.

    6. The Meet-Cute Project by Rhiannon Richardson

    Simon & Schuster

    Release date: Jan. 12, 2021

    What it's about: This is another YA rom-com pitched as To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before meets Save the Date, and it's a swoony read that's 100% worth picking up. Mia hates rom-coms, but her friends adore them. When Mia finds herself having to seek out a date for her sister's wedding, she sets out to (hopefully) create a meet-cute for herself inspired by the rom-com moments her friends love.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or your local bookstore via Indiebound here.

    7. Made in Korea by Sarah Suk

    Simon & Schuster

    Release date: May 18, 2021

    What it's about: I know, I know. You're going to have to wait a few more months for this rivals-to-lovers YA rom-com, but the wait will be worth it. Trust me! Valerie Kwon and Wes Jung run competing Korean beauty businesses at their high school for different reasons. Valerie is saving up for her dream trip, while Wes plans to finance his music school tuition that he knows his parents won't front. But as they try to out-sell each other, they soon discover that there might be a hint of a spark.

    Get it from Target or your local indie through Indiebound here.

    8. Misfit in Love by S.K. Ali

    Simon & Schuster

    Release date: May 25, 2021

    What it's about: This is another book that requires waiting, but it's the sequel to Saints and Misfits, so you at LEAST have time to go grab that one before this one comes out! Janna Yusuf is anticipating her summer. Her brother's getting married, and Nuah is in town. Nuah — the boy whose feelings Janna did not return at the time. But now, she might be ready? To further complicate things, enter the dreamy Haytham and brooding Layth. Will it be a summer of love, or a summer of lost love?

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or your local indie through Indiebound here.

    9. XOXO by Axie Oh

    HarperTeen

    Release date: July 13, 2021

    What it's about: Listen, I know this isn't out until summer, but it will absolutely be worth the wait. If you love the adventures and all-around swooniness that encapsulate Lara Jean and Peter, get ready to meet Jenny and Jaewoo. Jenny is a cello prodigy who has plans to get into a prestigious music conservatory. At her uncle's Los Angeles karaoke bar, she meets Jaewoo. Spontaneous and charismatic, Jaewoo takes her on a one-night adventure she won't forget. But when Jenny arrives in South Korea, she discovers Jaewoo is a student at her elite arts academy and, what's more, he's a member of a widely popular K-pop band. The downside? He's forbidden from dating.

    Get it your local indie through Indiebound here.

    10. Radha and Jai's Recipe for Romance by Nisha Sharma

    Crown

    Release date: July 13, 2021

    What it's about: SO many books this year, including this one, are pitched as being like To All the Boys I Loved Before and WE CANNOT GET ENOUGH! Sharma's YA rom-com is definitely for lovers of dance and lovers of sweet romance. Radha wants to become one of the greatest Kathak dancers in the world, but a family betrayal costs her the biggest competition of her life. In an attempt to leave her past behind, she leaves Chicago to attend the Princeton Academy of the Arts in New Jersey, where she meets Jai, captain of the Bollywood Beats dance team. That's when Jai realizes Radha might be what he needs to pull off a show-stopping senior year.

    Get it from Amazon, Target, or your local indie through Indiebound here.

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    11. Someone Great

    Sarah Shatz / Netflix

    What it's about: After a heartbreaking breakup the night before she gets ready to move for a new job, Jenny spends one last hilarious night with her two best friends. Along the way, Jenny learns to deal with her heartbreak and prepares to move into a new chapter in her life. Written and directed by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson and starring Gina Rodriguez, Brittany Snow, and DeWanda Wise, this movie is honestly flawless from start to finish.

    Where to stream it: Netflix

    12. Everything, Everything

    Warner Bros. / Everett Collection

    What it's about: Based on Nicola Yoon's novel of the same name, Everything, Everything follows Maddy, a teenager with a medical condition that stops her from leaving her house. When her neighbor, Olly, starts communicating with Maddy through the window, he makes it his mission to help her experience everything life has to offer. Starring Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson, Everything, Everything is a beautiful rom-com that will tug at your heartstrings (and probably make you shed a few tears).

    Where to stream it: This movie isn't currently streaming, but you can rent it on iTunes or Amazon Prime Video.

    13. 10 Things I Hate About You

    20th Century Fox / Everett Collection

    What it's about: If you loved Lara Jean and Peter K.'s pact in To All the Boys, then this movie is right up your alley. Starring Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and numerous others, 10 Things I Hate About You tells the story of Cameron, who falls head over heels for Bianca on his first day of school. The only problem? Bianca is forbidden to date unless her older sister Kat goes out too. What ensues is a plan to get Patrick Verona, the bad boy in school, to start dating Kat. 10 Things I Hate About You has so many iconic moments and we cannot recommend it enough.

    Where to stream it: Disney+

    14. Crazy Rich Asians

    Warner Bros. / Everett Collection

    What it's about: Based on the novel by Kevin Kwan, Crazy Rich Asians follows Rachel, who travels to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family for the first time. Upon arrival, Rachel soon discovers that Nick's family is one of the richest in Singapore. Directed by Jon M. Chu and starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina, Michelle Yeoh, and more, Crazy Rich Asians is a simply stunning movie, from the story being told to the beautiful locations and sets that are on display.

    Where to stream it: HBO Max

    15. Set It Up

    Netflix

    What it's about: This 2019 rom-com follows Harper, an assistant who meets Charlie, another assistant who works in the same building she does. After confiding in each other about their demanding bosses, the duo decide to try and get their bosses together. Of course, along the way, Harper and Charlie grow closer as they try to keep their bosses together. Starring Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell, this movie is a perfect feel-good rom-com.

    Where to stream it: Netflix

    16. The Big Sick

    ]Sarah Shatz / Lionsgate / Everett Collection

    What it's about: Written by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick follows Kumail, who falls in love with Emily. When Emily suddenly contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself facing her parents, his own family's expectations of his relationship with Emily, and even his own feelings. The Big Sick beautifully tells a story about a couple who is trying to fit together no matter what the world throws at them.

    Where to stream it: Amazon Prime Video

    17. Love, Simon

    20th Century Fox / Everett Collection

    What it's about: Based on Becky Albertalli's best-selling novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, this beautiful rom-com follows Simon Spier, who is trying to navigate high school while also figuring out his sexuality. When he starts emailing back and forth with Blue, another closeted gay student at his school, Simon embarks on a journey of self-discovery and love. Starring Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, Katherine Lagnford, Alexandra Shipp, and Keiynan Lonsdale, Love, Simon is a beautiful, complicated, and hopeful coming-out story. Also, if you love this movie, you can also check out the spinoff series Love, Victor.

    Where to stream it: Hulu

    18. The Edge of Seventeen

    STX / Everett Collection

    What it's about: Starring Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen follows Nadine, a high schooler who is truly just trying to get through the day. When Nadine's best friend starts dating her older brother, Nadine is forced to explore what high school has to offer without her BFF. This movie is funny and heartfelt, and it might be one of the best rom-coms in the last 10 years.

    Where to stream it: TNT. Or you can rent it on iTunes and Amazon Prime Video.

    19. The First Time

    Samuel Goldwyn Films / Everett Collection

    What it's about: Starring Dylan O'Brien and Britt Roberton, The First Time tells the story of Dave, a high school senior who has spent a majority of his time in high school pining after his best friend Jane, a girl he can't have. Suddenly, Dave meets Aubrey, a girl from another school, and there is an instant connection. What happens next is a beautiful romantic comedy filled with magic and romance as Dave and Aubrey fall in love for the first time.

    Where to stream it: Amazon Prime Video

    20. Sixteen Candles

    Universal Pictures / Everett Collection

    What it's about: This '80s classic tells the story of Sam, who wakes up on her 16th birthday and realizes that her entire family has forgotten it. What is supposed to be a day to remember is filled with embarrassing moments, especially when Jake Ryan, one of the most popular kids at school, learns that Sam has a crush on him. Directed and written by John Hughes and starring Molly Ringwald, Sixteen Candles is a coming-of-age movie everyone needs to see at least once.

    Where to stream it: Okay, this iconic John Hughes movie isn't streaming, but you can rent it on iTunes and Amazon Prime Video.

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