How’s your weekend so far? After having one of those weeks that feels unending, I was definitely ready to lie in bed with a book and catch up on some binge watching – I’ve been loving the new Netflix Kdrama ‘Love is a Bonus Book’, which is about a publisher and copy editor who are childhood friends and start falling in love when they start working at the same publishing house together – if you’re a writer/bookworm or just love a good aesthetically pleasing kdrama, then I highly recommend this one 😉 What have you been watching!?
Anyways – on with today’s post! It’s been a bit since I’ve done a book review and having just finished Ps. I Still Love You by Jenny Han, I figured it was the perfect time to do one! Keep reading to find out my thoughts on this ultra sweet romance!
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Ps. I Still Love You by Jenny Han Book Review
*first off, if you haven’t yet, go check out my review of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before here!
Ps. I Still Love You picks up pretty much where To All The Boys left off. Things between Lara Jean and Peter are basically perfect – minus the real crummy video that was posted online of the pair in a hot-tub at their schools Ski Trip.
First of, Peter Kavinsky had me cheering him on from the getgo because unlike far too many YA boyfriends whos response to scandal is to simply joke it off or say it doesn’t matter, Peter really stuck up for Lara Jean and I loved that! I’ve always liked how level-headed, determined and passionate he is. There are a bunch of stereotypical immature high school boys out there in YA and thankfully, Peter is not one of ’em.
As shy as Lara Jean is, she’s never a pushover – taking Margo’s advice to start planning for her future, she goes for an interview (where her creative ideas come through for her) and throughout the book, comes out of her shell to help plan some really cool events. She’s testing the terrain of first love and deciding who she wants to rather than just thinking ‘how would Margo do this?’ which was really nice to see.
By the middle of the story, Lara Jean and Peter run into some jealousy problems she becomes closer with another infamous letter recipient John Ambrose. It’s around here that I found myself getting a tad pissed with Lara Jean sometimes because as the reader, we can see her over-thinking, spiraling and ultimately not always making the best decisions. But then again, this is a girl whom thousands of readers relate to for exactly that reason. We all have those moments where were unsure – unsure of ourselves, our feelings, our future, even the people around us. Its just one more realistic and relatable layer to an older beloved character.
One of my favorite scenes in the book was the tree-house party. Besides family and sistership, another big theme was nostalgia – when Lara Jean finds out the tree-house her friends use to hang out in is going to be demolished, she throws a really cool party and rounds up the gang to dig out their old time capsule. I related to this scene so much – because ever since senior year of high school, I felt the exact way Lara Jean does. Time and relationships change, but it doesn’t stop you from sometimes wanting things to go back to the way they were.
If nothing else, I recommend Ps. I Still Love You (along with the rest of the series!) for a fashionably dressed heroine, butterfly-inducing dialogue and more delicious deserts than any other YA book out there.
This book was a quick easy read and just like the first book, has a knack for making it’s reader smile. I’m all for my dark post-apocalyptic and scifi reads but sometimes you just need those light butter-cream frosting reads!
…And that’s why it’s getting 5 stars from me!!
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And that’s that for my review! Have you read the Lara Jean series? What did you think about it? Let me know in the comments down below! I’m on the hunt for book 3 and excitedly waiting for the next movie!! 🙂
With that said, I’m off to bed – have an awesome week Wanderers!! <3