Monday, June 22, 2015

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

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.

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     I have been waiting for this book ever since I read the first one last year. I completely fell in love with Lara Jean’s story and I had to know what happened next. Since it has been about a year since I’ve read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, I didn’t exactly have a specific feeling going into P.S. I Still Love You. And that being said, I did enjoy this book. It was so refreshing to read this book especially since it’s been a while since I’ve read a good young adult contemporary romance. 

     One of the aspects in this duology that really makes it stand out is the fact that it is so realistic and true to a high school romance. Every single element is real. From the hot tub scandal to John, there are no exaggerated moments and it is very easy to imagine this story actually happening. Lara Jean acts like the average high school girl and doesn’t act over the top. She wasn’t a character who constantly thought, “We’re going to be together forever!”. She acted and thought like any girl would. Jenny Han did a fabulous job staying true to reality by adding in all the issues Lara Jean had  instead of making it a smooth sailing book.

     Character wise, I was on the fence about them. There were a few I really liked and a few that I thought were just a little too overdone. Peter is one of the on the fence characters for me. He was a little boring in this book and wasn’t really a enjoyable characters. I thought he could have treated Lara Jean a lot better and some of the stuff he did just bothered me (the poem). I also didn’t like how he handled the whole thing with Genevieve. He did not handle that situation well and with everything that happened, he lost me on Team Peter. I’m not even going to get started on Genevieve because she doesn’t get better. At all. But while I had all these issues, I loved Kitty, Chris, and John. They were such fun characters and they all had great roles in the book and added a ton of life to the story. And Team John all the way.

     So in conclusion, I really enjoyed reading this book. It’s a great addition to To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, and props to Jenny Han for writing an extraordinary duo logy. And having another gorgeous book cover.