Thursday, May 5, 2016

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

Series: To All the Boys I've Loved Before #2
Publication Date: May 26th 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books  
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance
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Synopsis: 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 Timesbestseller 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.

My Rating: 3/5 stars

My Review: “People come in and out of your life. For a time they are your world; they are everything. And then one day they’re not. There’s no telling how long you will have them near.” 

After reading To All the Boys I've Loved Before, I had very high expectations for P.S. I Still Love You. And while the book itself was amazing, and adorable just like the last, there was one moment in the book that completely ruined it all for me.


During the first book, I absolutely fell in love with Lara Jean and Peter. So obviously I've been waiting for this book to come out so that I could hear the rest of their story! To see what happened and if they actually got together. 

For those of you that read the book, you're probably like YES TEAM PETER!! Who doesn't love him right? And I was absolutely thrilled when they worked things out right at the beginning of the book.

But what kind of a book would it be with a happy ending right at the beginning, obviously something has to happen to the two of them. And it did.

So while I was cheering for team Peter at the beginning, I found myself leaning towards the other side of the love triangle. 

Now heres the problem I had with this book. In real life, especially during high school, relationships go something like this.
You date someone, something happens, you break up, you are devastated for a long time, and then all of a sudden a new someone comes a long, picks you up and makes you fall in love all over again.

Something like this happened to Lara Jean, except she never really moved on and went right back to Peter. Now don't get me wrong I love Peter as a character, but that type of thing usually doesn't happen in real life. It does happen sometimes when you meet the right person, but that definitely doesn't happen to someone in high school. 

I just felt like the author would be giving her readers a more positive message if Lara Jean was to chose the other boy. Because of books and movies like this, lots of younger adults get this idea that they are supposed to find the one, even in high school. Which very rarely happens. It would be a better message if the reader could see that its okay to be hurt, and that there will come another person and will help you move on.

I don't know if I'm just too old for this book (I'm only 19), or it just didn't click with me. Sadly I won't be continuing on with this series. It was nice while it lasted. Hopefully you'll enjoy it more than I did.

Happy Reading,
- Aneta
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