{Book Review} P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

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{Book Review} P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny HanP.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
(Website, Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)Published by Simon and Schuster on May 26th 2015
Genres: Girls & Women, Love & Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover
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Amazon four-half-stars
Given the way love turned her heart in the New York Times bestselling To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, which SLJ called a “lovely, lighthearted romance,” it’s no surprise that Lara Jean still has letters to write.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 makes it so amazing.

 

The contract that Peter and Lara Jean signed a few months ago is over, but along the way they unintentionally fell for one another. Now things have soured, and it’s New Years day—a day for new beginnings. Lara Jean misses Peter and it’s only been a few days, and she can’t imagine not having him in her life anymore. Luckily, they resolve things and are going to try to make things work, for real this time, with a brand new contract. Then her last letter finds its way back to her, and an old flame has ingratiated his self into her life. What’s a girl to do when she’s fallen for two guys? Is there enough room in her heart for them both?

If you read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before then you might have felt the need to throw the book at the wall with an ending like that—I sure did. When I read the last line, I had no idea there was going to be a sequel and nearly went crazy not knowing what would happen between Peter and Lara Jean. I could breathe easy again when I discovered that their story would continue and couldn’t wait to find out what would happen between one of my favorite couples.

Lara Jean had the same Type A personality she possessed in the first installment. She stressed over things that weren’t really there and blew things out of proportion. In that aspect, I found it incredibly easy to relate to her. Unlike the first book, though, she wasn’t quite as immature. Her relationship with Peter forced her to grow up some and accept responsibility for her actions. For those who thought she acted below her age before, you should give P.S. I Still Love You a chance to evaluate Lara Jean’s new outlook.

Peter Kavinsky stole my heart almost immediately. Some scenes in the book made my heart swell with happiness, wishing for my own personal Peter. There were moments when he infuriated me; however, but those were the times that he reminded me that he was human. There may have been times where he forgot how to be the gentlemen that I knew he could be, but he made up for it by fighting for what he wanted.

Of course there had to complicate things between the almost-too-perfect couple. First, they had a Gossip Girl moment that satisfied the girl who’s watched all six seasons of the show on Netflix. Then, Lara Jean had another one of her old “flames” show an interest in her.

Lara Jean, if you don’t want John Ambrose McClaren, can I have him?

A tremendous story about first love and that for everything there is a season because timing is everything.

Moriah (1)

About Jenny Han

Jenny Han (Han like Han Solo, not Han like hand)
was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. She went to college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Go Heels!) and she went on to graduate school at the New School in New York City, where she received her MFA in Writing for Children. She lives in Brooklyn.

Favorite dessert: Passion Fruit anything
Favorite superhero: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Favorite time of day: 8:00pm
Favorite article of clothing: knee socks
Favorite book: I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Favorite fictional father: Atticus Finch
If I could have any job, I would pick Oprah’s best friend or Santa’s helper. Also, nail polish namer, TV writer, White House party planner, ice cream tester.
If I was a fruit, I would be a peach.
If I could have any superpower, I would pick the power of charm.

Weaknesses include: cookbooks, boys with dimples, biscuits with butter and jam, an afternoon nap, popcorn at the movies.

Special talents/abilities include: dialogue from the movie Clueless, the perfect brownie, board games, neat handwriting, 90s song lyrics, nicknaming people and stuffed animals.

4 Responses to “{Book Review} P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han”

  1. Eva @ All Books Considered

    Love Jenny Han! I felt the same when I read the first book — I thought it was standalone and I was so mad/upset at that ending! Then when I found out there’d be a second book, I couldn’t wait. I still am not sure LJ made the right choice but I love LJ and her sisters!!

    • Moriah Chavis

      I had mixed emotions about her choice, since both guys had things going for them (Peter: the entire first book. John: so many scenes in this one). And I agree! Lara Jean and her sisters have such an interesting relationship and add so much to the story.

  2. Karla Mae

    I loved this series of Jenny Han. While I was totally all for Peter but when John Ambrose McClaren came, he kinda stole a piece of my heart too. 😉 And the scenes between Lara Jean and her sister (especially the ones with Kitty) makes this book much more awesome.

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