This final installment in the adorable To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series was the absolute perfect conclusion that brought me all emotions at the same time. There was so much tears and joy and warmth and nostalgia and unexpected twists and the perfect non-cheesy ending.
It’s time for senior year and all exciting things like prom, college applications and big plans for the future. Lara Jean and Peter will both go to Stanford and live happily ever after… right? Only that “life is beautiful, and messy, and never goes according to plan,” as Lara Jean herself put it, so there’s a lot of heartache coming up. A lot. I hadn’t expected to cry, but this book was a real tearjerker. Already from the beginning the story was more melancholic and with a more mature Lara Jean, who’s about to enter adulthood and leave her nest and who’s feeling both excited and sad and scared at the same time.
As in the previous books, my absolute favorite part was the Song Covey family and their wonderful dynamics. Lara Jean’s dad is my absolute favorite literary dad of all times, and I’ve come to cherish Trina so much too. But the best part was seeing Kitty grow into her own person and, while still being hilarious and feisty, also being more considerate and open to admitting her feelings. I truly appreciate how the family has always been at the core of the story throughout this series.
What surprised me most though was how much I loved Peter this time. I’ve not been a huge fan of him in the previous two books, but here he totally stole my heart. His and Lara Jean’s relationship was so much better in this book, without the unnecessary drama and insecurity from before. I was so happy to see the added layer of maturity and that the dating troubles and conflicts were truly realistic this time. The downside to that though, was that they also brought me a lot of tears and broke my heart… but I guess that comes with the territory.
All in all, this was my favorite book in the series! It was the absolute perfect conclusion of this super sweet and quirky coming-of-age, feel-good, YA story with an adorable romance and heartwarming family ties. Highly recommended!
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