Good morning Wanderers!
In honor of finally finishing the Lara Jean series, I decided to do a mini review of the final book, ‘Always and Forever, Lara Jean’. I’ve also been kinda inspired by her lately, trying out a bunch of vegan desserts I never dared to try before. Hopefully it’d make her proud. I’ve also got some honey and chamomile tea beside me as I write this because I’m the sickest I’ve been in an while and I could totally use some of Lara’s infamous nighty-night tea right about now. But hey, this is as good as it’s going to get. So as you can see, I’m channeling this girl pretty hard. Let’s get into the review!
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Overall, Always And Forever, Lara Jean is a heart-warming and tender end where Lara really wades through the complicated journey of self-discovery
Like the other two books in this series, I loved every second I spent with Lara Jean. And Peter. Obviously. Those two are endgame, that’s nonnegotiable. and Lara’s journey of applying to college and graduating high school made me feel extremely nostalgic. From the urgency to get everyone to sign your year book to the sudden peace between all the once-were cliques. The fear vs excitement of going to college was probably the part I related to most – when you’re about to enter college, there’s this heart-stopping fear of all that’s about to change. But as it drawls closer, the excitement takes over because all of your new possibilities definitely outweigh the nerves. I knew exactly how Lara Jean was feeling throughout the book and I loved how it brought me back.
Lara Jean, The Girl I’ll Miss The Most
This funny, sweet, perfectly awkward and fashionably sound girl had my heart in book one. From the moment she had her panic attack trying to drive her car (something I too was going through and had literally never found in another YA teen,) I thought Lara Jean was an incredibly cool protagonist, someone I wanted to cheer on. While we do get to see her grow up throughout the series, by the end of it she stays true to who she is and it left me feeling really satisfied.
Ooh Dear Peter,
God-love Peter, but he had me a bit annoyed in this last installment. Considering the turbulent storm that is their relationship in book 2, I was really looking forward to a final book chock full tender moments and Peter dopiness. But the guy was a tad too moody for my taste xD I felt bad that Lara Jean was so focused on having the best possible grad year and making sure her future with Peter was stable when he wasn’t doing much to help reassure her…though of course no matter how much I hate to admit it, he did eventually get my heart in the end.
As always, the Song sisters are at the forefront of the story. The bond of sisterhood is strong as Lara’s story comes to a close and the way Jenny portrayed the complicated relationships between family was beautiful. I was just as excited for Ms.Rothschild to join the family as Kitty was and even happier that their dad found someone.
All in all, everything else I mentioned is forgivable because Lara Jean‘s story is too lovable to grumble about and that’s why I give this last installment a 5/5. I’d happily take 5 more books ☺️🍪
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Have you read To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before? What did you think about the series as a whole? Have you seen the movie and do you plan to see the rest? Personally I can’t wait til the second comes out!Tell me in the comments down below!
That’s it for me, happy end of the weekend Wanderers <3