P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU by Jenny Han Book Review
Series: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, #2
Publication Date: Date
Rating: – Exceeds Expectations |
Book Summary: 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.
Book Review Overview:
- Lara Jean is my spirit animal
- I can’t get enough of the Song sisters!
- Not as good as the first book, but still a satisfying read
I bought a book! An actual hardcover book! Despite wanting to support the publishing industry, I admit I’m a huge fan of the library. So you know it’s a big deal when I actually buy a copy of a book. After months of waiting, I finally got to read P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU by Jenny Han, the sequel to To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.
Lara Jean is such an adorable main character. I love that she likes to bake, has a weakness for all things vintage, and loves to write letters. I’m also a fan of those things, so it was great to see a character that shares so many of my interests. She’s a goody-two-shoes at heart, and she’s not afraid to admit it. Lara Jean just could be my spirit animal.
My favorite part of P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU would have to be the interactions between the Song sisters. The Song sisters just remind me so much of my own family, and it is quite endearing to read a book where the family just gets along so well. I looked forward to every scene that Lara Jean would have to interact with Kitty, Margot, or her dad. Kitty was super funny as always, and I even felt like she was growing up right before my eyes! I’m not usually one to say this, but if there were ever a spin-off series with the other Song sisters, I would buy it immediately. I need more.
Jenny Han is also great in invoking nostalgia. As Lara Jean reminisces on her childhood friendship and middle school days, it also made me think about what my life was like back then. I was easily able to relate to Lara Jean, and I also wondered what my middle school classmates are doing now.
The romance becomes a tangled web in this sequel of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Jenny Han introduces a conflicting love interest (I refuse to say love triangle!), and I’m surprised that I didn’t mind it all that much. The characters just have such excellent chemistry. But sometimes, the drama just got a little too high school for me, which I was not a big fan of. Some of the fights between Lara Jean and Peter seemed a bit petty. I had to keep reminding myself that this was okay, because, after all, they are only sixteen and seventeen!
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is really a hard book to top. It was perfect for me in so many ways. While P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU was similar on so many levels, I can’t say it blew me away as much as the first book. Nonetheless, it is still an enjoyable read, and I happily shared my copy with my sister.
About the Author
Jenny Han is the author of Shug, The Summer I Turned Pretty, It’s Not Summer Without You, and We’ll Always Have Summer. She is also the author of the chapter book Clara Lee and The Apple Pie Dream. A former children’s bookseller, she earned her MFA in creative writing at the New School. She works as a YA librarian at a private school on the Upper West Side.
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