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In this highly anticipated sequel to the “lovely, lighthearted” (School Library Journal) New York Times bestselling To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Lara Jean still has letters to write and even more to lose when it comes to love.
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?
In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of what makes it so amazing.
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers|
|Series:||To All the Boys I've Loved Before Series , #2|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Jenny Han is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series, now a Netflix movie. She is also the author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series, Shug, and Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream. She is the coauthor of the Burn for Burn trilogy, with Siobhan Vivian. Her books have been published in more than thirty languages. A former librarian, Jenny earned her MFA in creative writing at the New School. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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P.S. I Still Love You
KITTY’S BEEN A LITTLE COMPLAINER all morning, and I suspect both Margot and Daddy are suffering from New Year’s Eve hangovers. And me? I’ve got hearts in my eyes and a letter that’s burning a hole in my coat pocket.
As we’re putting on our shoes, Kitty’s still trying to weasel her way out of wearing a hanbok to Aunt Carrie and Uncle Victor’s. “Look at the sleeves! They’re three-quarter length on me!”
Unconvincingly Daddy says, “They’re supposed to be that way.”
Kitty points to me and Margot. “Then why do theirs fit?” she demands. Our grandma bought the hanboks for us the last time she was in Korea. Margot’s hanbok has a yellow jacket and apple-green skirt. Mine is hot pink with an ivory-white jacket and a long hot-pink bow with flowers embroidered down the front. The skirt is voluminous, full like a bell, and it falls all the way to the floor. Unlike Kitty’s, which hits right at her ankles.
“It’s not our fault you grow like a weed,” I say, fussing with my bow. The bow is the hardest thing to get right. I had to watch a YouTube video multiple times to figure it out, and it still looks lopsided and sad.
“My skirt’s too short too,” she grumps, lifting the bottom.
The real truth is, Kitty hates wearing a hanbok because you have to walk delicately in it and hold the skirt closed with one hand or the whole thing comes open.
“All of the other cousins will be wearing them, and it will make Grandma happy,” Daddy says, rubbing his temples. “Case closed.”
In the car Kitty keeps saying “I hate New Year’s Day,” and it puts everyone but me in a sour mood. Margot is already in a semi-sour mood because she had to wake up at the crack of dawn to get home from her friend’s cabin in time. There’s also the matter of that maybe hangover. Nothing could sour my mood, though, because I’m not even in this car. I’m somewhere else entirely, thinking about my letter to Peter, wondering if it was heartfelt enough, and how and when I’m going to give it to him, and what he’ll say, and what it will mean. Should I drop it in his mailbox? Leave it in his locker? When I see him again, will he smile at me, make a joke of it to lighten the mood? Or will he pretend he never saw it, to spare us both? I think that would be worse. I have to keep reminding myself that, despite everything, Peter is kind and he is easygoing and he won’t be cruel no matter what. Of that much I can be sure.
“What are you thinking so hard about?” Kitty asks me.
I barely hear her.
I close my eyes and pretend to be asleep, and all I see is Peter’s face. I don’t know what I want from him exactly, what I’m ready for—if it’s boyfriend-girlfriend heavy-duty serious love, or if it’s what we had before, just fun and some here-and-there kisses, or if it’s something in between, but I do know I can’t get his Handsome Boy face out of my mind. The way he smirks when he says my name, how when he’s near me I forget to breathe sometimes.
Of course, when we get to Aunt Carrie and Uncle Victor’s, none of the other cousins are wearing hanboks, and Kitty practically turns purple with the effort of not yelling at Daddy. Margot and I give him some side-eye too. It’s not particularly comfortable to sit around in a hanbok all day. But then Grandma gives me an approving smile, which makes up for it.
As we take off our shoes and coats at the front door, I whisper to Kitty, “Maybe the adults will give us more money for dressing up.”
“You girls look so cute,” Aunt Carrie said as she hugs us. “Haven refused to wear hers!”
Haven rolls her eyes at her mom. “I love your haircut,” she says to Margot. Haven and I are only a few months apart, but she thinks she’s so much older than me. She’s always trying to get in with Margot.
We get the bowing out of the way first. In Korean culture, you bow to your elders on New Year’s Day and wish them luck in the new year, and in return they give you money. The order goes oldest to youngest, so as the oldest adult, Grandma sits down on the couch first, and Aunt Carrie and Uncle Victor bow first, then Daddy, all the way down the line to Kitty, who is youngest. When it’s Daddy’s turn to sit on the couch and receive his bows, there’s an empty couch cushion next to him as there has been every New Year’s Day since Mommy died. It gives me an achy feeling in my chest to see him sitting there alone, smiling gamely, handing out ten-dollar bills. Grandma catches my eye pointedly and I know she’s thinking the same thing. When it’s my turn to bow, I kneel, hands folded in front of my forehead, and I vow that I will not see Daddy alone on that couch again next year.
We get ten dollars from Aunt Carrie and Uncle Victor, ten from Daddy, ten from Aunt Min and Uncle Sam, who aren’t our real aunt and uncle but second cousins (or is it cousins once removed? They’re Mommy’s cousins, anyway), and twenty from Grandma! We didn’t get more for wearing hanboks, but all in all a good take. Last year the aunts and uncles were only doing five apiece.
Next we do rice cake soup for good luck. Aunt Carrie also made black-eyed pea cakes and insists we try at least one, though no one wants to. The twins, Harry and Leon—our third cousins? Cousins twice removed?—refuse to eat the soup or the black-eyed pea cakes and are eating chicken nuggets in the TV room. There isn’t enough room at the dining table, so Kitty and I eat on stools at the kitchen island. We can hear everyone laughing from over here.
As I begin to eat my soup, I make a wish. Please, please let things work out with me and Peter.
“Why do I get a smaller bowl of soup than everyone else?” Kitty whispers to me.
“Because you’re the littlest.”
“Why don’t we get our own bowl of kimchi?”
“Because Aunt Carrie thinks we don’t like it because we’re not full Korean.”
“Go ask for some,” Kitty whispers.
So I do, but mainly because I want some too.
While the adults drink coffee, Margot, Haven, and I go up to Haven’s room and Kitty tags along. Usually she plays with the twins, but this time she picks up Aunt Carrie’s Yorkie, Smitty, and follows us upstairs like one of the girls.
Haven has indie rock band posters on her walls; most I’ve never heard of. She’s always rotating them out. There’s a new one, a letterpressed Belle and Sebastian. It looks like denim. “This is cool,” I say.
“I was just about to switch that one out,” Haven says. “You can have it if you want.”
“That’s all right,” I tell her. I know she’s only offering it to feel above me, as is her way.
“I’ll take it,” Kitty says, and Haven’s face pulls into a frown for a second, but Kitty’s already peeling it off the wall. “Thanks, Haven.”
Margot and I look at each other and try not to smile. Haven’s never had much patience for Kitty, and the feeling is infinitely mutual.
“Margot, have you been to any shows since you’ve been in Scotland?” Haven asks. She plops down on her bed and opens up her laptop.
“Not really,” Margot says. “I’ve been so busy with classes.” Margot’s not much of a live-music person anyway. She’s looking at her phone; the skirt of her hanbok is fanned around her. She’s the only one of us Song girls still fully clothed. I’ve taken off my jacket, so I’m just in the slip and skirt, and Kitty’s taken off both the jacket and the skirt and is just wearing an undershirt and bloomers.
I sit down on the bed next to Haven so she can show me pictures from their vacation to Bermuda on Instagram. As she’s scrolling through her feed, a picture from the ski trip pops up. Haven’s in the Charlottesville Youth Orchestra, so she knows people from a lot of different schools, including mine.
I can’t help but sigh a little when I see it—a picture of a bunch of us on the bus the last morning. Peter has his arm around me, he’s whispering something in my ear. I wish I remembered what.
All surprised, Haven looks up and says, “Oh, hey, that’s you, Lara Jean. What’s this from?”
“The school ski trip.”
“Is that your boyfriend?” Haven asks me, and I can tell she’s impressed and trying not to show it.
I wish I could say yes. But—
Kitty scampers over to us and looks over our shoulders. “Yes, and he’s the hottest guy you’ve ever seen in your life, Haven.” She says it like a challenge. Margot, who was scrolling on her phone, looks up and giggles.
“Well, that’s not exactly true,” I hedge. I mean, he’s the hottest guy I’ve ever seen in my life, but I don’t know what kind of people Haven goes to school with.
“No, Kitty’s right, he’s hot,” Haven admits. “Like, how did you get him? No offense. I just thought you were the non-dating type.”
I frown. The non-dating type? What kind of type is that? A little mushroom who sits at home in a semidark room growing moss?
“Lara Jean dates plenty,” Margot says loyally.
I blush. I date never, Peter barely even counts, but I’m glad for the lie.
“What’s his name?” Haven asks me.
“Peter. Peter Kavinsky.” Even saying his name is a remembered pleasure, something to savor, like a piece of chocolate dissolving on my tongue.
“Ohh,” she says. “I thought he dated that pretty blond girl. What’s her name? Jenna? Weren’t you guys best friends when you were little?”
I feel a pang in my heart. “Her name is Genevieve. We used to be friends, not anymore. And she and Peter have been broken up for a while.”
“So then how long have you and Peter been together?” Haven asks me. She has a dubious look in her eye, like she 90 percent believes me but there’s still that niggling 10 percent that has doubt.
“We started hanging out in September.” At least that much is true. “We’re not together right now; we’re kind of on a break. . . . But I’m . . . optimistic.”
Kitty pokes my cheek, makes a dimple with her pinky. “You’re smiling,” she says, and she’s smiling too. She cuddles closer to me. “Make up with him today, okay? I want Peter back.”
“It’s not that simple,” I say, though maybe it could be?
“Sure it’s that simple. He still likes you a lot—just tell him you still like him, too, and boom. You’re back together and it’ll be like you never kicked him out of our house.”
Haven’s eyes go even wider. “Lara Jean, you broke up with him?”
“Geez, is it so hard to believe?” I narrow my eyes at her, and Haven opens and then wisely closes her mouth.
She takes another look at the picture of Peter. Then she gets up to go to the bathroom, and as she closes the door, she says, “All I can say is, if that boy was my boyfriend, I’d never let him go.”
My whole body tingles when she says those words.
I once had that exact same thought about Josh, and look at me now: It’s like a million years have gone by and he’s just a memory to me. I don’t want it to be like that with Peter. The farawayness of old feelings, like even when you try with all your might, you can barely make out his face when you close your eyes. No matter what, I always want to remember his face.
When it’s time to go, I’m putting on my coat and Peter’s letter falls out of my pocket. Margot picks it up. “Another letter?”
I blush. In a rush I say, “I haven’t figured out when I should give it to him, if I should leave it in his mailbox, or if I should actually mail it? Or face to face? Gogo, what do you think?”
“You should just talk to him,” Margot says. “Go right now. Daddy will drop you off. You go to his house, you give him the letter, and then you see what he says.”
My heart pumps wildly at the thought. Right now? Just go over there, without calling first, without a plan? “I don’t know,” I hedge. “I feel like I should think it over more.”
Margot opens her mouth to respond, but then Kitty comes up behind us and says, “Enough with the letters. Just go get him back.”
“Don’t let it be too late,” Margot says, and I know she’s not just talking about me and Peter.
I’ve been tiptoeing around the subject of Josh because of everything that’s happened with us. I mean, Margot’s forgiven me, but there’s no sense in rocking the boat. So these past couple of days I’ve stayed silently supportive and hoped that was enough. But Margot leaves for Scotland again in less than a week. The thought of her leaving without at least talking to Josh doesn’t feel right to me. We’ve all been friends for so long. I know Josh and I will mend things, because we’re neighbors, and that’s how it goes with people you see a lot. They mend, almost on their own. But not so for Margot and Josh, with her so far away. If they don’t talk now, the scar will only harden over time, it will calcify, and then they’ll be like strangers who never loved each other, which is the saddest thought of all.
While Kitty’s putting on her boots, I whisper to Margot, “If I talk to Peter, you should talk to Josh. Don’t go back to Scotland and leave things like this with him.”
“We’ll see,” she says, but I see the hope that flares in her eyes, and it gives me hope too.
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***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han Book Two of the To All the Boys I've Loved Before series Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Publication Date: May 26, 2015 Rating: 4 stars Source: Copy sent by the publisher Summary (from Goodreads): 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? In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I've Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of what makes it so amazing. What I Liked: First, I'd like to express my deepest and most heartfelt thanks to Simon and Schuster, for sending me a hardcover copy of this book weeks before the publication date! I know proof copies exist but I am ever grateful for a copy in general. As with anything I receive from publishers... but especially with this book. I have been dying to read this book (I know I'm not the only one). Just a few more days, people! Let me tell you, this book did not disappoint me. I saw one other person who had a copy, and she felt slightly disappointed by a certain element or two. I personally didn't feel the same way. Anyway, more on that later. This book takes place pretty much where To All the Boys I've Loved Before left off. Lara Jean is planning on telling Peter how she really feels. And she does. They decide to really be a couple, and make a new contract with sweet things that honestly made my heart swell. More then half the book is focused on Lara Jean and Peter's relationship. But Lara Jean sees how much Genevieve still leans on Peter, and how Peter still runs to her side, despite them being exes and now friends. When one of the boys from Lara Jean's letters writes back, Lara Jean and him reconnect. Peter is pulling away, and this boy is reappearing. Might Lara Jean be in love with both of them? Let me start by saying that I will get to the romance in a second. I will say for now, to ease everyone's minds, that it is NOT AS BAD AS IT SOUNDS. I promise. This is coming from me, the hater of love triangles. Everybody take a deep breath. I'll start with family. I absolutely love the strong sense of family that Han weaves through this duology. Lara Jean is close with her older sister Margot and her younger sister Kitty, and their father. I feel like Lara Jean and Kitty's relationship is really spotlighted in this book, though Margot is definitely a part as well. We can clearly see how the family dynamic works, and how strongly this family is. It's so cute to see Kitty meddle in their father's personal life, pushing him to start dating. Lara Jean wants to see her father happy (not just content), her sister at peace with Josh, and her little sister, well, her little is pretty much happy with messing with everyone's business. More than half this book is spent focused on Lara Jean and Peter. They are dating for real. They have their ups and downs. A big part of this book is a big part of today's society - someone took a video of Lara Jean and Peter doing certain things in a hot tub in To All the Boys I've Loved Before. It goes viral around the school. I love that Han included this in the book and made it such a big deal, because this is a really important theme of the book. The internet is forever, BUT, you as a girl shouldn't feel bad for kissing a guy. There's a huge double standard that exists, and Han really spearheads this double standard. Everyone tells Lara Jean to be more careful, but no one tells Peter anything. Peter is the one to speak out and people listen, whereas Lara Jean is labeled with certain hurtful terms. This part of the book hurt me to read, but it's so, so important in general. Lara Jean and Peter have other problems too, like Peter keeps hanging out with Genevieve. He's texting her and talking to her and hanging out with her. But it's clear that he's not dating her or involved with her. But to Lara Jean, just the fact that he's around Genevieve bother her. Do you blame her? Personally, if I were in Lara Jean's shoes, I'd be doing the jealous non-trusting routine too. Genevieve is kind of cruel. I liked that Han had this type of drama in the book - it's real and it's legitimate and every girl feels this way about her man's exes. You can't tell me you didn't/don't. Lara Jean's insecurities are real and called for, in my opinion. Okay. Let's talk romance. I keep saying that more than half the book is spent on Lara Jean and Peter. They are happy. They are together. They have issues but they talk it out. More than HALF the book, guys. The synopsis implies love triangle but...when I got to around page 150 and saw no hint of Boy #2, I KNEW. I just KNEW that the insinuated love triangle wasn't going to be a real thing. Or it wasn't going to be THAT BAD. Call it faith. Anyway, Boy #2 is really that - Boy #2. He's one of the five boys that Lara Jean wrote a letter too. I expected this, for Boy #2 to be one of the five boys we haven't already met. Trust me, he wasn't much of a "threat". He stood no chance. Lara Jean is one of those people that falls easily, and she was at a vulnerable spot at this point in time when he enters. Boy #2 had no chance, in my opinion. There really was no "choosing" in the end because there was no choice. I hope that eases everyone's consciences without spoiling things. The "choice" really is made at the very end of the book, but it's not really a choice. What I'm saying is, it's not as bad as the synopsis makes it seem. Really, it's not. I think Simon and Schuster (or Han) wanted to drum up anticipation and play readers by shoving a love triangle down our throats via the synopsis. Trust me, it's not that bad. I love the progression of Lara Jean and Peter's relationship. They are sweet together, they are fire together, they are ice together. They learn to trust one another while they hurt each other. They learn to be careful around one another while they take care of one another. Lara Jean does a fair deal of growing up throughout this duology, and in the end, she does what's right for her. I love seeing her life come together! Remember in the To All the Boys I've Loved Before how Margot would always be pushing Lara Jean to do extra school things and classes and test prep and whatnot? Lara Jean starts to do a fun extracurricular type of activity that really makes her grow as a person. It's great to see her have a life outside of her family, school, and Peter. I also loved seeing how Han portrays the idea of sex. Many YA books feature sex, or characters having sex, etc. Lara Jean isn't ready to have sex. She thinks about it a lot, but she knows that she isn't ready. When that video hits the virtual world and everyone thinks she and Peter had sex, she freaks out. I like the message here about sex here - it's okay to not be ready. It's okay not to be having sex at this age. It's okay to say no to a boy. If he cares, he'll want it, but he'll wait. Good for you, Peter. Good for you, Lara Jean, for knowing what you what and sticking to it. I think it's great that this perspective on sex is shown - it's your choice. A lot of YA books have the female protagonist having sex at some point in the series. In this series, Lara Jean isn't ready, and that is okay. It really is. Anyway. In the end, I was really, really pleased with this book. I think there was a good amount of drama, romance, family, and general societal themes that made this book highly authentic and highly enjoyable. This book really captures a teenage/young adult relationship, from the jealousy to overthinking text messages to low blow insults/jabs. Han really did a wonderful job with this duology, and while I'm not a contemporary fan, I can safely say that this is one of my favorite YA contemporary series. What I Did Not Like: I think the only thing that I didn't like is something that very well may have been out of the author's control (or perhaps she wrote it herself, who knows) - the synopsis. The "love triangle" really is NOT THAT BAD. I even hesitate to call it such. I think it was a media thing, to build the anticipation. I'm not trying to spoil things but... readers will be happy with this book. Promise. Would I Recommend It: I would highly recommend this book and To All the Boys I've Loved Before. I can guarantee you I'll be rereading this series over and over, as well as pushing it on everyone. I'm not even a YA contemporary fan! You saw this whole week how I struggled with contemporary. I read five YA contemporary novels in a row and this one is the only one I actually enjoyed enough to say that I would recommend it. So. There's that. Rating: 4 stars. A solid 4 stars! I didn't love it as much as I loved To All the Boys I've Loved Before, but this book (and series) is definitely worth buying! Even if you're not a fan of YA contemporary (like me), you'll enjoy the series. And this one, this conclusion to the duology, was well worth the wait! Despite the horribly written synopsis. Definitely give this book a chance, guys!
I laughed, I cried, I had anxiety for too many chapters and fell in love with peter and LJ all over again. I am really hoping for another book in this series but sadly with the way she ended it I don't think there will be... this book and the first one are must reads. If you loved the summer I turned pretty series you'll love this just as much! (Or even more on my part). I can't recommend this book enough.
I super loved the first book. That was why waiting for this second book was just pure torture. Anyway, this sequel has been by far one of the most realistic sequels that was ever written. I have always shipped the Lara Jean-Peter love team so when I read about the synopsis involving another boy from Lara Jean's past, I was thrilled and excited to see how Peter would react. However, as I read the book, I felt a little bored not until I got to the middle part. The love triangle in the first parts of the book was actually on Gen because Boy#2 only appeared only after the half of the book. I kind of wished that he appeared earlier so there was more jealousy for Peter because it felt really unfair for Lara Jean to always see Peter and Gen hanging out and Gen still being the mean girl that she is. There were also so much conflicts that needed resolutions and the ending was kind of abrupt. I would be less disappointed if there would be another book just to close and resolve the conflicts the second book offered. I would love more moments of Peter-Lara Jean, the Song sisters, Margot's lovelife, their dad's lovelife, Gen and Peter's settlement, Josh's friendship with Lara Jean, Boy#2 and Lara Jean's friendship, and many more. I'll always be thankful to Jenny Han for giving us so much swoon-worthy moments and lovable characters where you could relate too. I could say that these two books will always be one of the best YA novels for me. <3 BOOK # 3 PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!! =)
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I loved this book. This sequel did not disappoint.
I am a huge fan of Jenny's work. To All The Boys I've Loved Before, was a great book and the plot was so good. I was waiting for the sequel to see where Lara Jean and Peter were headed. After finishing the sequel, I felt like it was a little rushed. I did get a little bored but I wanted to know what was going to happen next so all in all it was a page turner for me. I wish that there could be a third to clear up loose ends. And I also want more Lara Jeam and Peter moments because I feel like there wasn't that many. Overall I diidid d enjoy the book, and it was written well. I would not expect anything less from Jenny. She is one of my all time favorite authors.
Personally, I was a little disappointed in the sequel. After the waiting and anticipation I expected more. It was kind of a bore to me for the longest time. It didn't pick up for me until the middle. I think it lacked all the fun the first one had. In the first book you're completely wrapped up and swept away by the relationship between lara Jean and Peter. It has you smiling and wanting to read more. The love triangle with Josh was awesome. But in this one I felt the love triangle was not so much. Its not to say I didn't find myself smiling or laughing at times because I did. But I was way more into and pulled in by the first book. I liked the outcome at the end of the book, but I was expecting an ending more like the summer I turned pretty trilogy. Just because that ending didn't leave you wondering where as this one wasn't a for sure thing, which I guess you can say is realistic. I did appreciate the closure on some parts though. All in all, it was good, but I felt I had to work my way through this book to get to what I was looking for.
This is book #2, in the To All The Boys I've Loved Before series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For complete understanding of the series, and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading this series in order. Lara Jean's story continues as she navigates high school, loving boys, and family obligations. At the heart of her she is serious, and honest. Her back and forth with Peter is challenged in this installment by the appearance of John. Peter is trying to understanding the changes and speed of life. When his love becomes a triangle he is so confused and angry. Mostly he is hurt that it was even possible. Sure, he stays in touch and tries to help his ex, Genevieve. He never thought Laura Jean would walk away. This book was so full of action I actually read it twice. The pace is rather fast once it gets going, and the characters are all caught up in the action that consists of high school and getting ready for later in life. I love the banter, and there is such a sweet heat between the main characters I am rooting for them!
Starting off right where To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before ends, Lara Jean decides she wants to be a real girlfriend to her fake boyfriend Peter Kavinsky. Writing another letter, Lara Jean delivers it in person to Peter and finds him at home. They have a sweet reunion and their relationship is now cemented in reality. That doesn’t mean all of the drama has ended! Peter still talks to he ex, Genevieve, on a regular basis. Admittedly, I read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Love You back to back and may be getting a few details between the two books mixed up, so please forgive me if I do! P. S. I Love You’s Lara Jean is not quite as relaxed as the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Lara Jean. Peter is her first boyfriend and dealing with a boyfriend who won’t let go of his ex starts to undermine her self confidence and those doubts make her sound a bit whiny. In the first novel I wanted to crack Peter over the head for his obtuseness, and in this novel I switched over to wanting Lara Jean to stop being so whiny! There are two key conflicts in this novel. The continued resolution of who shot the hot tub video, and another of Lara Jean’s past love’s responding to her letter. Peter’s response to who shot the hot tub video made me swing back into the “this guy’s a jerk, just let him go already” team. I was riding the edge already because he’s a bit cocky, but his defense of Lara Jean arrives a little late. When John Ambrose shows up, he seems like a white night in comparison to Peter. That contrast made me sit up and take interest in a novel that had started to feel a little flat. Kitty, again, steals the show. That kid had such sass, she was great fun to read. I also really liked Lara Jean’s interactions at the senior living center, and in particular her conversations with Stormy. A resident of that community who could give Kitty a run for her money in sass and fun. The USO party Lara Jean threw with John Ambrose’s help only made me like him more and I wondered why Lara Jean had such a problem picking her leading man. In my eyes he was definitely the better pick! Again, this series totally reminded me of the insecurities of my own youth. I never had two guys fighting over me, but that is a fantasy that all girls and women have that despite it being stereotypical always adds a nice tension to a story. In this case it was definitely needed. I haven’t yet read the third and final novel in this series, but have it on my TBR and I know I’ll get to it sooner rather than later. I am invested in reading Lara Jean’s story and want to see her mature and grow into the awesome woman she’s on her way to becoming. Explicit Ranking: I’d give this novel a 3 out of 5 based not on Lara Jean’s own actions, but on conversations about sex. The hot tub video and how her peers reacted differently to both Peter and Lara Jean is a conversation starter in how women are perceived if they’ve had sex versus men. I think this is a great lesson learned early and appreciate how it was displayed in this novel, even if I didn’t like every reaction.
Love it great book
Better than the first in the series. Loved John and Lara Jean together.
P.S. I Still Love You is a fantastic sequel for anyone that loved To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. You get more Lara Jean and Peter. More Lara Jean growing up. And more of everything you loved about the first book, but even better because the added characters are just that amazing. Although I kind of wish the ending were a bit different, I’m so glad that Lara Jean was able to make the decision she did. I can’t wait to read the final book in the series because I’m sure it will be just as good, if not better, than the first two books.
I think jhon an lara should have ended up together. The had a lot more in common jjon isn't a player lik peter is.
“People come in and out of your life. For a time they are your world; they are everything. And then one day they’re not. There’s no telling how long you will have them near.” Genre: Young Adult Romance Number of Pages: 337 Perspective: First Person Location: Charlottesville, Virginia P.S. I Still Love You is the second book in the series following To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. This picks up right after the cliffhanger of book one. Will Peter and Lara Jean end up together? Or will another recipient of one of Lara Jean’s letters steal her heart? For a complete summary, you can go here. TL;DR: Another prime example of a lackluster sequel. Rating: 2/5 Full Review: http://judgingmorethanjustthecover.com/2019/03/review-p-s-i-still-love-you-jenny-han.html
Oh, where teen love can take you! P.S. I Still Love You is a 4-star book to me!! This book is a sequel to the book AND movie, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, which is also an amazing book!! So yes, we still have our usual characters that we all know and love. Lara Jean and Peter are still in their awkward stage of if their relationship is official or over. So, Lara Jean does her CLASSIC note that she plans to hand to Peter to help decide if they are official or not. They have hit a rough patch due to the famous scene at their ski trip. So obviouslyyyy, Lara Jean and Peter become an official thing, ya know?? “The ideal couple”, the OMG never-thought-they-would-end-up-together-but-they-are-soooo-cute type couple. But of course, what is a book without a little drama?!! I will not spoil anything, but let’s just say… Peter is not a very bright boy and I would not have handled the situation as well as Lara Jean did. The book is filled with soooo many scenerios that leave you at the edge of your seat wondering what all the charcaters are going to do. I loved every aspect of this book, especially that it blends so well with the first one. Jenny Han is by far one of my favorite authors. She writes the perfect books for teen girls that are not to lengthy or too short. If you enjoy the kind-hearted romances and the many tiny problems that could come of them, then you will DEF enjoy P.S. I Still Love You!!!
I love this book! I cried, laughed and got nervous. I even got heart broken but this was the most amazing book i have read. I really felt like I was there with them.
I love it
I loved this sequel to To All The Boys I Loved Before. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book. Since the whole story of the letters being sent out was completed in the first book, I didn’t know what else was going to happen. There was lots of drama and some love triangles in this story. I found the last third of the story really emotional. I don’t want to spoil what happens, but I’ll say that there were a lot of confused romantic feelings in that part of the book. It made me feel so emotional, which surprised me. I think these feelings demonstrate that the story is very realistic. I enjoyed this book, and I’m curious to see what happens next!
This is so heart warming, heart aching, and heart breaking. Everything I could want!
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is a fantastic novel written by Jenny Han. The book is about the young romance of the main characters, Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky. The author does a very wonderful job of showing the character’s personalities and keeping the reader engaged. I honestly enjoyed the book. It was very well written and interesting to read. The plot about Lara Jean and Peter’s fake relationship escalating into something more was very compelling. I was intrigued throughout the entire piece of literature. However, there were some parts of the book I am not a big fan of. For example, I loved how Han had Lara Jean’s personality to be quirky and cute, but at times she got annoying and immature. Another thing I did not like is how Jenny Han started and ended the book. The description of the letters and to whom they were sent was too lengthy. This is probably because I watched the movie before I read the book, which made it so I already had a pretty good understanding of what was going to happen. As for the ending, I thought it ended too abruptly. I don’t want to give away how it ends, but I was really upset by the last page of the book. Perhaps Han wrote like this because she’s planning to write another book. On the other hand, I loved most of the characters. One of my favorites is Peter Kavinsky. In the novel, he was very kind and did really nice things for Lara Jean, such as write her notes everyday. Despite the parts I did not thoroughly enjoy about To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, I still thought it was a fantastic book and definitely one of my favorites! If you are into romantic comedies, this book is the one for you!
love love loved it!!!!
On to the last book of the series !!! I love the book and it made feel like I was living my high school days .