Review: Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #3)

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Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #3) by Jenny Han

Expected publication: May 2nd 2017 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary | Romance

Recommended to: fans of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

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Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding.

But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father’s wedding, she can’t ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter. She watched her sister Margot go through these growing pains. Now Lara Jean’s the one who’ll be graduating high school and leaving for college and leaving her family—and possibly the boy she loves—behind.

When your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?

REVIEW

Rating: ★★★★☆

When I first heard that there would be a third book, I wasn’t thrilled.

After I finished the second one which was supposed to be the last, I was actually one of those who demanded Jenny Han to write one more. To me, Lara Jean and Peter’s time in P.S. I Love You was too short.

But Jenny Han said that it’s supposed to be only two books.

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Fortunately, she changed her mind.

I still had my doubts. I was afraid that it would ruin my love for the series. Some stories should end when they’re supposed to. *cough* The Selection *cough*

While I can’t say that it ruined my love for the series, it’s a book I loved a little less than the first two. But nevertheless, I enjoyed it immensely.

To me, it was like a long epilogue, the closure we all needed.

I believe this will only appeal to fans of the series, those who would love to read more of Peter and Lara Jean’s story.

What I loved most about this book is that it made me feel nostalgic. It brought me back to my days in high school, when growing up seemed scary and exciting. The good old days when some of us only cared about our grades and how we are perceived by society, when we didn’t know there was a lot in store for us in the future.

The reason why I like this series is probably because I identify with Lara Jean. And of course, who could forget Peter Kavinsky? Although in some ways he is immature (give the guy some credit, he is still in high school), he is the sweetest and Lara Jean is indeed lucky to have him.

Well, I guess this is really the end of Peter and Lara Jean’s story. I admit that when I read the last page, I almost didn’t want it to end.

Goodbye, Lara Jean and Peter! It was a great journey.

Never say no when you really want to say yes.

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4 thoughts on “Review: Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #3)

  1. I’m glad this one didn’t completely mess up this beloved series for you! I have yet to try it so I’m keeping my expectations as low as possible so as to not get disappointed… But it feels like a great summer read!
    Lovely review, Marie 🙂

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