The original film ends with his brief introduction after the end credits, where Kitty is announcing Lara Jean has a visiter at the door. Attractive as Jordan Burtchett was, we’re happy with the JAM recast of none other than Jordan Fisher. The official announcement came over Twitter just last week.
Fans will know Fisher from Fox’s recent Rent: Live event towards the end of January. Say what you will about the performance as a whole, but Fisher stole the show as Mark Cohen (originally portrayed by Anthony Rapp). Fisher was also the winner of the 25th season of Dancing with the Stars, which just makes us fall in love with him even more.
Fans, however, have had mixed reviews about the recast. Some were extremely excited about the recast, while others were left confused as to who was at Lara Jean’s door. As for me, I’m left wondering how I’m supposed to root for Peter Kavinsky once John Ambrose comes onto the scene.
Recently announced was the role of Trevor Pike, long time friend of Peter Kavinsky and John Ambrose McClaren. Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why Ross Butler will be taking on the role, which came in Netflix’s most recent announcement:
#13ReasonsWhy star @RossButler has joined the cast of our To All The Boys sequel and will play Trevor Pike, Peter Kavinsky’s best friend!
In the book, middle school friends Lara Jean, Gen, Chris, Peter, Trevor, and John Ambrose reunite for a party before losing their childhood treehouse. That’s all we’ll spoil for those who haven’t read the book. These most recent castings are making us really excited for the sequel, as if we weren’t already.
There are are innumerable ways to judge an author’s success—the first way tends to be counting book sales. Instagram follows don’t measure the technical quality of writing, rather they measure less tangible, but still extremely important things: connection and community. These ten authors are the most successful (verified) YA authors of Instagram, and they’re successful because of you. Chances are, you’re better off because of them.
Most famous for his Percy Jackson series (starting with The Lightning Thief), Rick Riordan is the bestselling author of over twenty books. Riordan conceptualized the series as he told bedtime stories to his son, and it was his son who inspired its eponymous protagonist’s ADHD and Dyslexia—traits that help to make Percy Jackson a relatable character for readers with learning disabilities. The series currently has two film adaptations. Translations of his work exist in forty-two languages, and they’ve sold well over 30 million copies in the U.S. alone. His Trials of Apollo series (start with The Hidden Oracle) is still ongoing.
3. Cassandra Clare (491k)
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Cassandra Clare is the creator of the sprawling Shadowhunters universe where angelic warriors hunt demons to protect our world. On page, this entails a lot of leather-wearing misfits who uncover shocking secret after shocking secret as they do cool, edgy teenager things (like riding on the back of flying motorcycles or constantly making out). The universe contains three series: The Mortal Instruments (start with City of Bones); The Infernal Devices (start with Clockwork Angel), and The Dark Artifices (start with Lady Midnight). The universe will expand to include at least one other trilogy, and it already includes several spin-off novels featuring favorite characters. The Shadowhunters universe has been adapted multiple times, first as a film and second as wildly popular TV series. Perhaps most impressively, Clare has been a champion of LGBT+ representation in YA genre fiction, even in the genre’s earlier days. Since the universe’s creation in 2007, every single Shadowhunters book has featured queer protagonists across a wide spectrum of identities.
4. Hank Green (403k)
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Hank Green may be the only author on this list most famous for something besides his writing. In addition to his recent bestselling debut novel, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, Green has had a devoted Internet following since 2007 as one half of the Vlogbrothers, his shared YouTube channel with brother John Green. Hank and John are the co-founders of VidCon, the world’s largest conference for online videos. Hank has also acted as a contributing producer for a number of popular podcasts and web shows like Sexplanations and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.
The definition of a prodigy and star, Veronica Roth sold film rights to her first novel, Divergent, months before the book saw print—and she sold the publishing rights before graduating college. Roth wrote the first draft of the novel during senior year winter break, and it sold well over a million copies within the next two years. Roth is also famous for her novels Insurgentand Allegiant, the second and third books of her dystopian series in which society operates with personality-based factions that define each person’s profession and goals. (And believe it or not, removing all kind and generous people from the government so that they can work on farms is not a great leadership strategy.)
9. Colleen Hoover (202k)
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Breakout romance novelist Colleen Hoover had no intentions of ever mainstream-publishing her first novel, Slammed. Astoundingly, it made the New York Times bestseller list as a self-published work. Hoover published Hopelessjust a year later—and it became the first self-published novel to ever break #1 on the chart. A five-time winner of the Goodreads Choice Awards, Hoover has written eleven bestsellers in only seven years. While several of Hoover’s works have been published with Atria Books, Hoover has shattered the limits of what self-publishing can accomplish.
It’s a yum surprise! Yakult has been my best friend since childhood. Its sour-sweet taste is always lingering on the tip of my tongue, and its healthy effect for gastrointestinal system is always the booster that makes parents buy the beverage to their children. I believe this love-affair with the Japanese probiotic daily drink can be applied to many communities. Now, this old friend has become the recent hit in US culture. Thanks to Netflix’s production of rom-com To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before in which the leading characters Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky drink this dear old friend, making it hot!
With its cameo in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Yakult is reportedly flying off store shelves. The company saw a 2.6% rise in stock shares since August 17th, according to Bloomberg. Peter Kavinsky fans flooded into markets and grabbed this small Japanese beverage in its 2.7-ounce bottle.
Virtually, fans’ prevailing tweeting also make Yakult trendy (the author also in this trend!):
There’s one tweet that really poked my laughing spot. Angry Asian Man saying ‘yet another thing from my childhood, once deemed “weird” Asian shit, is now all the rage.’ I know that situation because once my Anglo-Sazonian classmate said the same thing to me while I was enjoying this yum drink ! And now it’s famous! So, I totally thumb this tweet up! There’re still a lot of funny tweets up there, go check yourselves!
Oh, I’m sure, after reading this feedback and watching the movie, you will become Yakult fans too!