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Always And Forever, Lara Jean, by Jenny Han — September 18, 2018

Always And Forever, Lara Jean, by Jenny Han

downloadAs high school ends, Lara Jean looks forward to her father’s remarriage and seeing her sister, but she must choose a college, prepare to leave home, and possibly leave her beloved Peter behind.

This book was the perfect ending to the Lara Jean series. I wish I had picked up this series earlier. I loved how open-ended it left the ending and how realistic it was. I understand who people love this series and its author. I will definitely try to pick up more of her books in the future. My opinion is wholly my own and has not been influenced in any way.

The writing style was, as usual, magnificent!!! I loved how unique it was and how it stood out in the big pile of contemporary books. I loved how lyrical this book was and I couldn’t wait for more. At the same time, Ms. Han’s writing style never changed. It got old pretty fast. I wish her style changed at least a little bit so that I was kept on my toes. 

The characters were also very well written. We weren’t introduced to anyone new, but we delved deeper into the personalities of everyone. Lara Jean and Peter are still my Number One Contemporary OTP, and I don’t think that will change for a while. The side characters were amazing and just as fleshed out as the main characters. I do still wish that we met someone new, though.

The family relationship was perfect, as always. It was so real and sweet. The sister relationships are so much better then what I have with my siblings. I loved all of the family, the new and the old. It made me wish that I was of a part of the Covey family (not that I hate my family, or anything, they’re all great). Everyone was so inclusive and even though Mr. Covey would get concerned and protective at times, he still loved his daughters and cared for them quite a lot. He would only do what was best for them and I really admired that. Lara Jean was really lucky to have a family like that.

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The plot was also really delightful!!! It was different from all of the other Lara Jean novels and I liked that. It was like a breath of fresh air. A love like Lara Jean’s and Peter’s is perfect and they will get married and be happy together. They deserve to have their story immortalized in books. I loved how the plot always kept me on my toes. There were a lot of firsts in this book. First . . . I won’t tell you, read the book. I loved how this series featured an Asian main character, I haven’t found many contemporaries with that, but I’m working on it.

I loved this book so much and I’m so sad because it’s the end of Lara Jean’s and Peter’s written story. I highly recommend this whole series. I got the summary from the Library of Congress. Remember to fill out my survey. You can find the link to it on my about page. Thanks for Reading!!! Have a Great Day!!! -Annalee and Buttons

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P.S. I Still Love You, by Jenny Han — September 14, 2018

P.S. I Still Love You, by Jenny Han

downloadLara 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?

This book was really well-written!!! I loved how Lara Jean was portrayed and how the relationship with Peter was shown. The book explained a lot of questions that were left unanswered from To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. Most of the plot holes were filled in and those that weren’t were left open for good reasons that you will understand only if you read the book.

The writing style was genius and I loved it so much. Ms. Han’s style was so addictive and it made me want to read the whole book in one sitting (which I couldn’t do). It was so lyrical and the dialogue was really really well written. I always remember why I enjoy reading contemporaries when I read Ms. Han’s books. The romances are always so real and I always feel so invested in the story. This is really pushing me to read her Summer series.

The characters were amazing and I loved them all so much by the end of the book. I learned way more about the back stories of everyone and how they were all correlated and that made me realize that I had been hating characters that I shouldn’t have been and that some characters might look like dirtbags but are actually really kind and caring. By the end of this book, I just wanted to take the characters from Ms. Han and give them all a hug. I hope that they all get a happy ending in the next book.

The sister relationship was epic!!! I still have yet to see a more realistic family relationship than the Covey family. The sister relationships mirror my own family relationships so well that sometimes I had to check the last name. All of the sisters looked out for each other in public and fought in private. Everyone in the family was amazing and I want Mr. Covey to find out that Ms. Rothschild is the woman for him so that they can get married and be happy together.

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The plot was really well written and I quickly grew obsessed with what would happen to Lara Jean and Peter next. And a lot of things happened. There were so many plot twists that I never knew what would happen next. I loved that, but I also kind of hated it. I wish that I was able to figure some things out but it is good that I was kept on my toes. I wish that the plot had some magic in it, but love is a kind of magic all on its own, right?

This book was great and I really enjoyed it and am so glad that I have the sequel. I highly recommend the first two books in the series (I haven’t read the last book so I can’t recommend it). I got the summary from the Library of Congress. Remember to fill out my survey. You can find the link to it on my about page. Thanks for Reading!!! Have a Great Day!!! -Annalee and Buttons

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