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 absolutely adored To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. It was fun, cute, sweet, funny, and even sad at times, but it was always enjoyable. Lara Jean reminded me of my own daughter at times. So when I heard that Jenny Han was continuing Lara Jean’s story, I couldn’t wait to find out what happened between Lara Jean and Peter. Once again, I have Sandie to thank for giving me the book, P.S. I Still Love You (autographed even!). I pretty much picked it up out of a box she sent me and started reading it.
Jenny Han doesn’t disappoint in this sequel. She picks up the story right where it left off. Lara Jean and Peter are now an item, but it’s not all peaches and cream for them. Lara Jean is an extremely shy introvert and Peter is a popular extrovert, so there are definitely problems in their relationship. That’s one of the things that I love about these books. Han doesn’t give us an easy love story. For two kids as different as Lara Jean and Peter, there are going to be conflicts.
In the first book, I loved Lara Jean’s family and they’re also a big part of this book as well. I love Margot and Kitty, Lara Jean’s sisters. The Covey girls are half Korean and despite the fact that their mother died in an accident when they were younger, their father still keeps in touch with their Korean relatives and tries really hard to uphold the Korean traditions that his wife had instilled in their family. Learning about Korean traditions was definitely one of my favorite things about this book.
However, it’s Peter and Lara Jean’s love story that keeps you reading. Unfortunately, they have a lot of obstacles to overcome and it gets tough for them. When another boy from Lara Jean’s past pops up, things get even more difficult for them. Can two people as different as Peter and Lara Jean really endure? You have to read this book to find out.
A girl’s relationship with her father is the most important male relationship of her life.
There’s a Korean word my grandma taught me. It’s called jung. It’s the connection between two people that can’t be severed, even when love turns to hate. You still have those old feelings for them; you can’t ever completely shake them loose of you; you will always have tenderness in your heart for them.
I say, “In the contract we said we wouldn’t break each other’s hearts. What if we do it again?” Fiercely he says, “What if we do? If we’re so guarded, it’s not going to be anything. Let’s do it… for real, Lara Jean. Let’s go all in. No more contract. No more safety net. You can break my heart. Do whatever you want with it.”
I know now that I don’t want to love or be loved in half measures. I want it all, and to have it all, you have to risk it all.