book review; P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #2) by Jenny Han

3.8/5 stars

This is the sequel to ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’. The movie adaptation coming this 8th of February on Netflix.

I listened to this playlist while reading https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2PIrRrdhdP3nom1appQZX0

From Google books,

Look out for the Netflix original movie starring Lana Condor and Noah Centineo in 2020!

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 makes it so amazing.

Strengths

  • I love that even though the main focal point of this novel is about the relationship of Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky but the author didn’t abandon others dynamic ones which focussing on family.
  • I love how the dynamic relationship between Lara Jean and her sisters, Margot and Kitty also as well with her father, Daniel Covey.
  • I enjoyed her point of view even though some scenes in this book you wish she had been a little braver to confront Kavinsky with things that bothered her, but she learned.
  • At the end, she learned the real core problem of what had been messing around in her head and it’s great! That fresh insight just hit right to the very soul.
  • I also love how finally we know the real conflict between Gen and Lara. How the past had lead the path they’re standing in today.

Weakness

  • It’s in slow pace compared to the first book because what I realized, this book focussed more on fleshing out the characters to reader. Definitely, not a plot driven.
  • The plot kind of predictable even though the tension build up when John’s coming back to Lara’s life.
  • But yeah, I don’t really like John. He seems a bit way too perfect somehow, it’s the timing fault and I’m so glad with Lara’s choice by the end of the book.
  • I wish there is more Lara and Peter in this book.

An appreciation post for the ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ Netflix adaptation

Both movie and book are great in a different way! In the movie, they highlighted the core of Lara Jean about love and how it affected her life also the relationship she had with Kavinsky is something refreshing. While in the book, it’s more focused on the character’s development and how among the main and supporting ones related to one another.

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