With two movies and a third one already filmed, the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series is a surefire hit. But the story behind these Netfilx films first existed on the page in Jenny Han’s young adult novel trilogy of the same name. If you’re a fan of the movies but have never read the books, that’s okay. But one of the things you may not know about Lara Jean is that she likes musicals.
Throughout the book series, Lara Jean references numerous musicals. She sings along to “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” from The Sound of Music with her family, she expresses her desire to see Hamilton, and she makes a Cosette-Eponine comparison a la Les Misérables (though it could have been a book reference) when confronting her ex-best friend, Gen.
As fellow introverted musical-loving bookworms, we couldn’t help but wonder what other musicals Lara Jean would be a fan of. Given the similarities we share with the character, we figure our taste in musicals are similar but not quite the same. We brainstormed some ideas, analyzed their stories and how they would fit Lara Jean’s taste, and decided the following are five musicals that Lara Jean has (probably) loved before. Continue reading