Review: P.S. I Still Love You | Jenny Han

P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU | Jenny Han

DETAILS

Series: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (Book 2)

Paperback: 352 pages

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: Reprint edition (January 31, 2017)

SYNOPSIS

“Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.

She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.

When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?”

To All the Boys I Loved Before is one of my favorite YA contemporaries of recent years, mostly because I love that the main character is POC, her family is close, and the plot is somewhat unconventional. Peter is still one of the cutest love interests out there, though I think he was given an extra boost from Noah Centineo’s portrayal of him in the film.

I really enjoyed the beginning of the book as Lara Jean and Peter explored their newfound romantic relationship. As Lara Jean considers the changing nature to her and Peter’s dynamic, she also struggles with the ramifications of her poor connection with Genevieve. Her navigation through these confusing waters along with her heart-warming successes in connecting with and caring for her family buoy the story.

However, the middle is slightly slow. Not much happens but the arrival of a new love interest mixes things up quite a bit. I wasn’t entirely sold on the love triangle as I thought it was completely unnecessary considering all the other issues floating around, but John Ambrose’s character is sweet and his bond with Lara Jean is genuine. That being said, I’m still far more concerned with  Lara Jean’s interactions with her family and her relationship with Peter.

Thankfully, the ending provides some of the sweetest moments of the book and it also provides a hopeful outlook on Lara Jean’s love life in addition to her perception of friendships and how they transform or mature over time. There’s still room for some drama in this story, so I’m looking forward to how Lara Jean will sort it out in the final installment to this lovely trilogy!

MY RATING

3 thoughts on “Review: P.S. I Still Love You | Jenny Han

  1. You know… I watch the movie, and I love it! Noah was such a… well… you know haha but never thought that I would read the book then I saw a bundle and I was like… hmmm should I get them? I am not into romantic novels and the love triangle seems… you know… used XD Lara deals with a love triangle on the first book too… right?

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    1. Hm, from what I remember, there wasn’t a love triangle and if there was, it wasn’t as pronounced as the one in the second book (even though that one isn’t as dramatic as your usual love triangles). I say give the series a try! It’s adorable and there’s a lot to love 😀

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