P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #2) | Available for Purchase: Amazon « Barnes & Noble « Book Depository
Author: Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release Date: May 26, 2015
Pages: 337, hardback
Received Copy: Personal copy (PRE-ORDER, BABY!!)
Synopsis (via Goodreads):
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.
I couldn’t remember if I had done a post on one of my FAVORITE reads from last year, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before—turns out I didn’t—but I will not miss the opportunity to write up about Jenny Han’s follow-up sequel P.S. I Still Love You! So here it goes:
I can’t even express how excited I was to get this book the day before it was released! (Praise you Amazon!) To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (TATBILB) was such a refreshing story to read and I think that’s part of the reason why I was so inclined to fangirl for the sequel’s release. It’s just so simple, a light read but it still finds a way to be very funny, charismatic, charming, heartfelt, and it gets on your level. In P.S. I Still Love You (PSISLY) Jenny Han continues that same charm and pulling of heart strings which is awesome because sometimes a follow up can be hit or miss.
Readers were left with a bit of “uh oh, will this become a love triangle novel? Team Peter or Team Josh?” Thankfully there’s not much of that in this book, more of a journey of self-discovery for Lara Jean which I was very much excited to read about. Now that things seem to progress between Lara Jean and Peter, Lara Jean continues her high school career by keeping up with the balancing act of her part-time job, a student, daughter, prospective college student, girlfriend, friend, and most importantly: sister.
Lara Jean’s younger sister, Kitty, is full of spunk, hilarity, and ferocity that I just absolutely love about her character! I think I enjoy reading her because she sometimes says things with no filter, I’m also the youngest so I’m sure there’s some level of relating to her there. She feels the need to never be left out, tries to solve problems, older than her years but she always has the best of intentions. Kitty doesn’t disappoint and she’s one of my favorite aspects of the novel.
SWOONY JOHN AMBROSE…
I cannot help it. I fell. I fell HARD for him. And I do not regret this—not one bit! He’s so charming. He’s smart, a bit nerdy, but he fulfills my ideal high school boy that I wish was my friend and interest when I was growing up. He’s genuine and always showed himself and never put on an act like someeeee in the book. I’m just sayin’.
PSISLY has some really happy sister moments and I loved reading them. Things were tense for all of the new changes with Margot attending college in the first novel. Also the distance of being in another country along with another continent was a rough challenge but things have fallen into place more in the sequel and you can tell. The girls are all they have with their mother not here to help them and at times my heart ached but they’re stronger for it. Also their dad is one of my favorites as well! He tries so hard and I absolutely love this so much!!
I love the idea of Lara Jean reminiscing about the days she used to have with her friends before drama—the days when they were all more carefree and that’s always nice to do. It helps you grow because you can see look back and see where things went wrong, maybe right, how they shaped you into being the individual you are now. The tree house party and the game of Assassins were so much fun to read! Made me remember the simpler times before we grow up.
Annnnnd, end scene…
I can’t reveal one major thing because it’s a ginormous spoiler but I wasn’t wild about Lara Jean’s final decision in the book. She could’ve done better, chosen something more worthy and maybe she’ll learn that, but for now I think most will be happy but I yearn for a better outcome.
Make it a trilogy?…
I can’t stress this enough! Go out and get your hands on this book! Jenny Han wins all the awards for getting this sequel right! But make sure if you haven’t read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before that you get your hands on that book first!! A MUST READ and probably my favorite read of 2015 as of right now! Thank you Miss Jenny Han ❤
Later gators ❤ Linz aka The Kid 🙂