Review: P.S. I Still Love You (Jenny Han) #DiverseReads

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Blurb from 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.

RATING

4 SOLID STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

HERE’S MY REVIEW!

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han is one of the most highly anticipated read of 2015. Readers, especially myself, were so excited and dying to read this as soon as we could! All I can say is I am not disappointed by the sequel.

P.S. I Still Love You picks up after the ending of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. Lara Jean’s letter gives us an insight on how she really feels towards Peter, her crush and the recipient of her love letter. Finally they officially decide to become a couple. And of course it becomes the hottest news at school.

Genevieve, Peter’s ex girlfriend, still befriends and texts Peter like nothing happens. Clearly she disapproves of Peter’s relationship with Lara Jean. All of a sudden, Lara Jean’s old crush, John Ambrose McClaren, writes back to her and starts to know her better.

Honestly, I love John over Peter a lot. John is described as a very handsome, charming and nice gentleman who respects women so much. There are reasons why I choose John. Peter insists in texting and seeing his ex girlfriend even though he already has a girlfriend. I strongly do not accept that. It is not that I hate Peter, he too has his good sides too. He still respects and cares for Lara Jean. However, of course Peter will always be redeemable at the ending. Perhaps, Jenny Han thinks that Peter is a perfect fit for Lara Jean.

I adore Lara Jean’s behaviour in settling her problems with Peter in this book. She is portrayed as the mature and grown up teenage girl who thinks and wants her love relationship to work out. The old Lara Jean who is really immature and runs away from problems is gone. I am so proud of my girl, Lara Jean ❤

“If two people are meant to be, they’ll find their way to each other.” 

Lara Jean’s transition is mostly caused by her healthy relationship with Peter and her sister’s encouragement to do better in school. Lara Jean shines beautifully in this book compared to the last one, mainly because she is more confident to face people at school and independent to solve her own problems. She takes part in extracurricular activities as her own practice and experience to embrace university life.

I love the family bond in this book. If you guys have any book recommendations on supporting family stories, just recommend to me! I am a strong believer of familial support and dynamics. Lara Jean’s family are always there for each other, no matter how hard and easy their life can be. I can sense the sisterly bond between Lara Jean’s sisters strongly, even though I don’t have sisters. It makes me crave for a sister’s attention.

“A girl’s relationship with her father is the most important male relationship of her life.” 

All in all, Jenny Han has made an improvement for Lara Jean’s story in P.S. I Still Love You. As the character grows maturely, you will find yourself related to her experience and pain during your teenage hood. This book captures my heart. ❤

I can say that I am officially, #TEAMJOHN ❤

Stay tune for my review for Always and Forever, Lara Jean.

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Sabrina

 

 

 

 

 

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