Book Review: Always and Forever, Lara Jean – Jenny Han

Title: Always and Forever, Lara Jean (2017)
Series: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – Book 3
Author: Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Extent: 336 pages
Release Date: May 2, 2017
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Goodreads Description

Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding.

But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father’s wedding, she can’t ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter. She watched her sister Margot go through these growing pains. Now Lara Jean’s the one who’ll be graduating high school and leaving for college and leaving her family—and possibly the boy she loves—behind.

Review

I admit, I was kind of ambivalent when I first found out that Lara Jean was getting a third, previously unplanned book. I felt like we’ve got pretty much everything we could from P.S. I Still Love You and wasn’t sure if another book is necessary. As it turns out, however, there’s something lovely about watching your protagonist grow up… which is exactly what Always and Forever, Lara Jean is all about.

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Top Ten Books I Picked Up on a Whim Recently

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The Broke and Bookish interpreted ‘on a whim’ as books we picked up without really hearing or knowing much about them. In my experience, this means a lot of judging the book by the cover (Is it pretty? Does it look like something I want to read? Does it promise a good time?) as well as the title (Is it unique? Maybe a bit weird? Catchy?), which may or may not pay off. Here are some books I picked up more or less on a whim. 🙂

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Book Review: P.S. I Still Love You – Jenny Han

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P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #2)

Title: P.S. I Still Love You (2015)
Author: Jenny Han
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Extent: 337 pages
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Review: P.S. I Still Love You picks up right at the ending of To All The Boys I’ve Ever Loved Before. When we left off Lara Jean previously, she’s writing a love letter for Peter Kavinsky, hoping to win him back—something that’s not as simple as she originally thought it would be.

I’m not as in love with this book as I was with the previous one. Plot-wise, it’s certainly moving forward; we’re no longer dealing with the same issues as we were before, but character-wise, I think it left much to be desired. Lara Jean is still adorable for the most part, but her indecisiveness kills my love for her just a little bit. Continue reading

Book Looks: P.S. I Still Love You – Jenny Han

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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?

P.S. I Still Love You, written by Jenny Han, is the sequel of To All The Boys I’ve Ever Loved.

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Book Review: To All The Boys I’ve Ever Loved Before – Jenny Han

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Title: To All The Boys I’ve Ever Loved Before (2014)
Author: Jenny Han
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Extent: 288 pages
Rating: ★★★★☆
Review: Lara Jean Song Covey keeps love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. Not love letters anyone else wrote for her—love letters she wrote for the boys that she has loved, love letters they were never meant to read. This is the story of when those letters were somehow accidentally mailed out, turning Lara Jean’s love life upside-down, inside-out and topsy-turvy.

The plot is fun and whimsical. Lara Jean has crushed on Josh, her sister’s boyfriend, since forever, never doing anything about it because he’s her sister’s boyfriend. Instead she writes a love letter, and when that love letter gets sent to him… all hell breaks loose. Except not, because Lara Jean insists that the letter is a thing of the past and tells him that she’s currently dating someone else that she really, really likes.

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