November 23, 2018 by TinyNavajo
P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
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*Published May 26, 2015*
Oh, the cuteness! The angst! Oh my goodness, the high schoolness!!! GAH! Granted, I do like that we get to see Lara Jean freak out a little bit more about love and how hard it is, especially when you’re just starting out.
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 Timesbestseller 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.
Angst! So much angst in this one! Holy Hell! So much teenage angst! Lara Jean and Peter K, figure your shit out! Granted, as you can see from my rating, I still loved this book. It was cute, but definitely not as light as the first book was. There was a lot more drama, and there was definitely a love triangle, but I will say that the love triangle was well done. But I think what I love the most about this book was that Lara Jean figured out that love is not easy.
Lara Jean is in love with love and I love her for it. So when another boy from her past that got one of her love letters from the previous book writes back to her, her feels for him also come back. Now Lara Jean’s struggling to figure out if she can like both Peter K and John what’s-his-bucket (I honestly cannot remember his name, but I love John!). But there’s also drama between Peter and Lara Jean. Drama that could be easily solved if they would talk, but I also understand that Peter is holding a secret that is not his, but he’s also holding a secret that greatly damages their relationship. That’s the thing about learning how to be in a relationship; you learn how to trust each other and how to talk to each other.
Overall, this was a good book. Not as good as the first in my opinion, but I did like watching Lara Jean and Peter K figure things out and realize that love is not easy. But that may be why love is such a wonderful thing: you have to work at it. What do you guys think about teenage angst in books? What about love triangles? Comment below and let me know!