12/8/2019 0 Comments
P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
This second book in the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series was yet again an adorable, sweet and quirky feel-good YA romance, but it wasn’t as great as the first book. Mostly because I felt so confused about my own reaction to it. I both liked the story twists and opposed them, I both loved Lara Jean and thought she was annoying, and I both hated the love triangle and loved the guy causing it…
In this installment, Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky are now a real couple, so everything should be just peachy, right? Well, it’s not. Lara Jean is more confused than ever and when another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too.
I really appreciated that this book wasn’t as fluffy and lighthearted as the first one but rather more realistic and showing what happily ever after really means… I liked that it focused on heartbreak and incompatible relationships. But nevertheless, my main problem was Peter and his and Lara Jean’s relationship, as well as the introduction of a new love triangle.
I was very uncomfortable with many of Peter’s choices, reactions and priorities. For a big part of the story, I just didn’t like him as a person anymore and his and Lara Jean’s relationship didn’t sit very well with me. But that said, I did not wish for a love triangle drama. Really. I thought we were past that after the one in the first book. The conflict between Lara Jean and Peter was complex enough to exist without developing another potential love interest. This is also one of the reasons why this book left me so confused and not sure what I was feeling, since I was so opposed to the love triangle, but still fell so in love with John Ambrose…
Jenny Han did a great job with the ending though, so I finished the book on a positive note and I believe that a lot of my issues were resolved, or will be in the next installment.
My absolute favorite part of this book was still the Song Covey family and how it’s at the core of the story. Lara Jean’s dad is one of my favorite bookish dads ever, and Kitty was still feisty, hilarious and adorable.
So, I struggled a bit with this sequel, but all in all, it was an enjoyable, sweet and emotional read. I do however feel that I need to take a break before continuing with the last part of this series.
3.5 stars rounding up to 4
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