To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You Movie Review

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Here’s my review for each book in the To All The Boys series:

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

P.S. I Still Love You

Always and Forever, Lara Jean

SPOILER REVIEW COMING UP

I have just watched this movie and AHH the romantic and swoony feels are coming, especially since tomorrow, February 14th is Valentines Day. Happy Valentines Day, guys! ❤

I watched the first movie, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before a few days ago just to get the excitement and later compare it with the second one when it comes out. I could not deny that I had HIGH expectations with this second movie because the first one was great with its character development and writing and how it stayed original to the book.

To be frank, I am kind of disappointed with this movie. It feels different and flat if we compare it to the first one. Maybe its because they switch directors so the direction of the story is different.

All in all, I enjoy the movie nonetheless. It is not entirely a bad film because there are still many great parts in the film that were similar to the book. My complaint is I wish the movie is longer and I want more of John Ambrose McClaren’s screen time. I understand that the movie cannot afford to follow exactly by the rule book but at least give John more time with Lara Jean. I’ve been always #TeamJohn since 2015 so seeing him on screen for the first time with Lara Jean is a grand moment for all of John fans. Jordan Fisher plays the role so perfectly. He is really into the book character of John Ambrose McClaren as he is totally sweet, handsome and down-to-earth guy that we all know. If the movie want us to be confused on rooting for #TeamPeter or #TeamJohn, they have done a great job.

The other new characters that we are introduced to; Stormy played by the wonderful Holland Taylor and Trina Rothschild played by Sarayu Rao. I just love Stormy as a friend to Lara Jean. She gives so many advice on life and especially on relationships. It is very sweet to see how Stormy cares for Lara Jean as she is truly craving for a maternal figure who she can get advice from about boyfriend issues. Ross Butler’s Trevor is also a great addition to the movie.

I would like to talk about my favorite parts of the movie. I just love Lara Jean and Peter K in this movie. I love their first moments together when they were official declare themselves as a couple. However, their relationship does not end well because they keep on fighting as Lara Jean is constantly trying to become a greater girlfriend from Gen to Peter and Peter has not stopped talking to Gen even after they have broken up. That part makes me stressed out the most. It is kinda tiring to see them arguing in this film but that makes them more mature and understand each other. The most heartbreaking moment in the film is when Lara Jean gives the necklace to Peter back. Oh my god the soundtrack for that exact moment is so gut-wrenching and beautiful at the same time. That happens to be my most favorite soundtrack in the film, which is Moral of the Story by Ashe.

I am also expecting for more Song sisters moments in this second film but they don’t really highlight it all at. However, I truly appreciate the Fakesgiving celebration and Korean New Year, just like in the book. I love that scene because it shows how family oriented the Song-Coveys is and how they truly value their time together as a family.

To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You may be the most character driven story so far, but it is not the best movie in the series.

Thank you Jenny Han for writing such a beautiful story for us to enjoy. I cannot wait for Always and Forever, Lara Jean to come out and I hope the third film will do justice!

My rating: 3.5/5 STARS

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Sabrina

Ringing In The New Year Book 2019 Tag

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Happy New Year everyone!

I wasn’t tagged by anyone, but since it is 2019, why not I make a new book tag post! 🙂

RULES:

  • Link to the person who tagged you
  • Link to the creator of the tag (Bookmark Chronicles)
  • Share the tag image
  • Answer the questions below
  • Tag friends (or not if you don’t feel like it)

Best book and/or series that you’ve read in 2018?

There were many books that caught my attention. For standalone, Dear Martin by Nic Stone was such a powerful and moving read that I hope more people will read the book. I feel like shoving the book to people who have not read it yet! What are you guys doing in your life?

Alright another one, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Oh God this story. I couldn’t stop reading this once I started. The drama, tension and characters were so brilliantly written! I heard there is news about making this book to a TV series. Let’s just hope that the series is great!

For series, I guess The Trials of Apollo was great as well. I miss Percy Jackson and the gang and reading about them brought back memories of reading the PJO series.

Authors that you have recently found that you would like to read more of in the new year.

I would love to read more of Nic Stone’s, Angie Thomas’, Holly Black’s stories, and from a couple more authors.

Most anticipated book turned movie/TV show?

The second book in the series of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, P.S I Still Love You by Jenny Han. I love this first movie and I hope the second is way better!

Name a character that you wouldn’t mind sharing a kiss with at midnight (if there is one)

Cardan from The Cruel Prince would make a good candidate LOL

What’s on your TBR for 2019? (Top 5-10 will suffice if it’s an extremely long list)

My main TBR:

  1. Children of Blood and Bone
  2. Renegades series
  3. The Weight of Our Sky
  4. The Wicked King

How many books do you hope to read in 2019?

I target for 40 books this year and I hope I will make it! Last year I read 46 books and I am proud of it 🙂

Will you participate in the Goodreads reading challenge or any others? (Popsugar, Down the TBR Hole, Etc.)

This year I will participate in the Goodreads Reading Challenge and I target 40 books to read by the end of the year!

Any New Year’s resolutions? (Bookish, blogging or vlogging, and otherwise)

  1. To read more books
  2. To expand horizon – read more genre
  3. To do more blogging
  4. Get a job

That’s my book tag, guys! Thank you for reading and I’ll see you in another book tag! 🙂

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Sabrina

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