Review

Mini Book Review: Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

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Title: Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #3)

Author: Jenny Han

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Date Published: May 2nd 2017

 

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Goodreads Rating: 4.27

Synopsis (Goodreads):

Lara Jean’s letter-writing days aren’t over in this surprise follow-up to the New York Times bestselling To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You.

Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding.

But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father’s wedding, she can’t ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter. She watched her sister Margot go through these growing pains. Now Lara Jean’s the one who’ll be graduating high school and leaving for college and leaving her family—and possibly the boy she loves—behind.

When your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?

 


 

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Hiya bessies!

 

How are you all?

 

I am so happy that I finally get to read the third and final book of the TATBILB trilogy, Always and Forever, Lara Jean!! If you bessies don’t know, I am a fan of this trilogy and I was really excited when Jenny Han announced that there will be a third book for the series, the conclusion! *fangirl scream*

 

Anyway, let’s start the review!

 

If you bessies don’t know the story of this series, it’s about an Asian, specifically Korean, girl named Lara Jean. She has a habit of writing love letters to the guys she used to have feelings with. When suddenly her little sister, Kitty, found out the box containing those letters and then sending them to all those boys, man! You could imagine Lara Jean’s horror. Haha! That was the start of it all. And now on the third book of the series, Lara Jean needs to choose between a good future for her and a life with Peter. But then who says she can’t have both? 😉

 

 

I’m gonna be honest, I missed Lara Jean and Peter so much! I was so excited to finally read the last book but then I don’t wanna think about it as the last. I felt like it wasn’t enough when I finished reading the second book so I know there’s gonna be a third book.

 

At the first two books, I wasn’t sure what to feel towards Peter. Since he’s the school’s popular guy, the Prom King, I become cautious of him. I don’t think that his feelings towards Lara Jean were real because for some reason, I don’t trust Prom Kings that quickly. I’m not saying this because I believe in those stereotypical Prom Kings but, hey, I am just cautious to some specific people. XD

 

Anyway, like I said, I didn’t trust Peter at first though I won’t deny that he really is a swoon worthy character. He’s got that bad boy aura going on him. And I love bad boys. However, in this book, he proved himself worthy of Lara Jean. I really thought that they are not meant for each other because they are the opposite of each other. I don’t think they have something alike. Lol!

 

That being said, their relationship is quite amazing. Peter’s love for Lara Jean is so deep it hurts! I’m gonna put a very small excerpt here so you’ll know what I mean.

 

Peter puts one arm around my waist, pulls me in, and, looking down at me, he says fiercely, “Neither of us wants to break up. So why would we? Because of some shit my mom said? Because your sister did it that way? You’re not the same as your sister, Lara Jean. We’re not the same as Margot and Sanderson or anybody else. We’re you and me. And yeah, it’s gonna be hard. But Lara Jean, I’ll never feel for another girl what I feel for you.” He says it with all the certainty only a teenage boy can have, and I have never loved him more than at this very moment.

 

Now you see?

 

I’m all for Team Peter now! Haha!

 

I am a bit heartbroken though because this is really the end of Lara Jean and Peter. There will be no more of them even in those novellas. There will be no side stories and other stuff. This is really the very end of Lara Jean and Peter. I’m so sad because I love their story so much I wanna know if they actually end up marrying each other. The ending still makes me want more. But then….

 

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Anyway, that’s it for this mini review. I doubt you’d still consider this mini because it has more or less 700 words. Still, it’s not arranged like my usual full book review so it’s just a mini.

 

To wrap this up, you bessies need to read To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series ASAP! It is so cute and fluffy and very amazing. I laughed, cried a bit, and enjoyed all throughout the journey. I’m sure you bessies will too.

 


 

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Jenny Han is the New York Times bestselling author of Shug, The Summer I Turned Pretty series, co-author of the Burn for Burn series, and most recently, the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy. She is a former children’s bookseller and children’s librarian. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

 

Thanks for reading up to here bessies! Love you all!

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4 thoughts on “Mini Book Review: Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

  1. Wonderfully written review! I’m OBSESSED with this series. The first was my favorite just because I found it hilarious how Lara Jean and Peter end up together. The third was most warming as Lara Jean and Peter become a more serious couple and they make plans for college. Kitty was by far my favorite character, she always has the perfect thing to say at the best moment.
    Anyways, I look forward to more of your posts in the future… Happy Reading! 🙂

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    1. Oh my! You just spoke my mind! 😄 I find Lara Jean and Peter’s story in the first book really cute! And yes, the third was the most warming. 😄 Kitty sometimes feels like the adult inside a kid’s body in the story because she says the right words at the right time. 😁 And thank you so much! 😍

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