Love Letters in P.S. I Still Love You | Spoiler-Free Book Review

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

4/5 STARS

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Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Author: Jenny Han
Published: May 2015
Publisher: Scholastic
Pages: 337 {paperback}

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Initial Thoughts upon Finishing

This was such a great sequel to book one! It had been so long between books because I never felt the need to continue on the series but now I’m really glad that I have. It’s such a rollercoaster of events and really dives deeper into the story. SUPER keen for the final book!


P.S. I Still Love You

I’m so pleased with myself for finally finishing this book. And the main reason I did was because the Netflix movie was so good – so of course, I wanted to be up to date with the books before the next movie comes out. This is a hilarious continuation of the dramas of Lara Jean’s life and it’s fabulous.

I wasn’t really sure where this story would go after finishing the first book, but this is so worth the read and is a lot of fun continuing to explore Lara Jean’s love life. We have a resurgence of shame with a sharing of the hot tub video, a fantastic time volunteering at a retirement home with some spicy old people, and SO MUCH Genevieve drama. Eurgh. Genevieve is the wORsT.


What Made This Different to the First?

So I think one of the things I see being a potential problem with this sequel (or, did, before I’d read it) was that it would be the same as the first, bar a few things. But we explore the complications of relationships and jealousies over your partner’s ex’s when they’re still in the picture way more than we do in the first book. It was this particular journey of Lara Jean coming to terms with Peter still hanging out with Genevieve that I thought made the book super interesting.

Because come on, who wouldn’t be pissed off if they’re boyfriend was still one-on-one hanging out with and cuddling up to their ex? SHEESH. But bless Lara Jean, she takes on the advice of friends and family – and most importantly, of an ancient lady from the retirement home – to work out the best solution.

One of my favourite parts of this book was John. I liked that we got to know what happened to the final love letter that Lara Jean sent out and I really liked how nicely John tied into the story. As cute as he was, the temptation of letting a relationship happen between him and Lara Jean over Peter had me nervous. I don’t know why (because honestly, I don’t think Peter is *that* great) but I really am Team Peter. The best scene of this book had to be the snowball fight though, am I right?


Thoughts on the Next Book?

I feel very much so in the same spot, however, about book three. We ended in a nice spot once again and whilst (having read the blurb for Always and Forever Lara Jean) I now see how Jenny Han will shake things up again and look at other things that could strangle a relationship, I’m nervous that book three will be one too many.


Summary

But concerns aside, these books are so much fun to read that I can’t recommend them enough. I’ve so enjoyed going through these high school dramas (weirdly enough) with these characters and I like the way that Jenny Han has challenged the relationships every step along the way. So in that sense, I can’t wait to read the third and final book!


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