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To All the Boys I've Loved Before #3

Always and Forever, Lara Jean

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Lara Jean is having the best senior year.

And there’s still so much to look forward to: a class trip to New York City, prom with her boyfriend Peter, Beach Week after graduation, and her dad’s wedding to Ms. Rothschild. Then she’ll be off to college with Peter, at a school close enough for her to come home and bake chocolate chip cookies on the weekends.

Life couldn’t be more perfect!

At least, that’s what Lara Jean thinks . . . until she gets some unexpected news.

Now the girl who dreads change must rethink all her plans—but when your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?

325 pages, Hardcover

First published May 2, 2017

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Profile Image for Mikee (ReadWithMikee).
203 reviews1,308 followers
July 2, 2018

❝One day all of this will be proof, proof that we were here, proof that we loved each other. It’s the guarantee that no matter what happens to us in the future, this time was ours.❞

After delaying my reading for as long as I possibly could when it comes to Jenny's books, I am finally bringing Lara Jean's story to a close. For sure this time lol. And I must say, my heart truly aches. Peter Kavinsky, Lara Jean, the Song/Covey family, and just these books in general are so near and dear to my heart. I never knew how much this trilogy meant to me until now when I know it's finally goodbye. 😢

I can't even begin to explain just how eerily similar my life is to that of Lara Jean's and her family. We're Asian. My family consists of three girls like Margot, Lara Jean, and Kitty. Our mother passed away a few years ago. It's just me, my sisters, and my dad. My dad is finally dating again and is slowly moving on. My first and only relationship to this day all started in high school. I like to think that my boyfriend is the Peter K to my Lara Jean because five years later we're still going strong after high school and even in college. Although in my case, I am the oldest and I should probably be the Margot in the family, I can't help but think that I am the Lara Jean to my own story. THESE BOOKS ARE MY LIFE.

I wish I could say more but these books truly speak for themselves. I am so grateful for the journey that Jenny Han took us on for the past few years and Lara Jean, Peter K, and the Song girls will always be a part of me in such a unique way. Although it seems like the end of Lara Jean's story, in truth, it is only just the beginning of a whole new chapter of her life. After all, they say that every story has an end but in life, every ending is just a new beginning.

Thank you for all the laughs, tears, chocolate chip cookies, and memories. ❤️

Always and forever,
Mikee Andrea

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441 reviews1,813 followers
May 6, 2017
hands down my favorite jenny han book EVER. this was the perfect conclusion and it filled me with joy and warmth and nostalgia. i'm so in love with this book.

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316 reviews115k followers
February 13, 2018
4.5 Stars! Really enjoyed this conclusion! Definitely an improvement from book 2 in my opinion.

I believe Always and Forever, Lara Jean is the most mature and well-developed of the TATBILB series. It successfully tackles real-teen issues while remaining entertaining and loveable.

As always, my favorite bits of these books are the family dynamics. In addition to the ever-wonderful sister dynamics, I enjoyed a fresh bit of conflict between such a close-knit family. It was well-written and expertly executed. Also, I REALLY enjoyed seeing Kitty grow into her own person – her development was something I didn’t realize I desired until it was included.

I also very much enjoyed the college talk in this book. For some reason, I feel many YA novels either take place before college is a concern, or else the conversation is omitted for “more entertaining plot points.” I found Lara Jean’s struggle with debating between colleges, coping with rejection, and finding the balance between her life at home and her life away at college to be one of the best portrayals of this time in a teen’s life that I’ve ever read. Though I never personally experienced any large bumps in my pre-college journey or can relate to the difficulty in deciding to go away for school, I feel this book is genuine and authentic in expressing an obstacle many high school students face.

Additionally, I was so happy the relationship troubles of book 1 and 2 appeared to be absent, leaving room for more mature, realistic dating troubles to ensue. This book adds a layer of maturity the story, especially regarding relationships. I did not feel as frustrated with the romance as I have in the previous books because the characters were dealing with realistic and understandable conflicts and resolved them in satisfying ways.

I don't have many critiques for this novel. I will say, I found the entire book predictable, there isn't a surprise or a twist that I did not guess beforehand, but that did not take away from my enjoyment of the story. I've really enjoyed diving back into the life of Lara Jean and would definitely recommend this series to my followers (especially the audiobooks!)
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328 reviews65.8k followers
January 7, 2019
I'm not sure if this one or To All the Boys I've Loved Before is my favorite in the series, but I am sure that I love it. I love how it handles the stress and uncertainty surrounding graduating high school and starting college. I love how it handles changing family dynamics. And I love how much Lara Jean has matured throughout the series while also remaining her sweet self.
Now I just need one last book following 20-something Lara Jean trying to find her place in the world after college graduation - preferably with an appearance by John Ambrose McClaren please and thank you.
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614 reviews87.8k followers
July 5, 2017
Video review: to come!
Video review book #1: https://youtu.be/WG3FNuRV-x8
Video review book #2: https://youtu.be/jksUoL0a8eA

Initially I was not thrilled that this duology had been extended into a trilogy but after reading it, I actually think this being the conclusion is appropriate. It's a nice bookend to Lara Jean's story. I will be doing a full video review very soon, so stay tuned for that for more thoughts!

IMO this was the best book of the 3.
Also, IMO, the books individually are 4 stars each, but the trilogy as a whole is more leaning towards a 5 stars. I feel like that's something that only makes sense if you've read it (but I will try to expand more in my video review).

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Author 6 books13.7k followers
April 25, 2021
"Never say no when you really want to say yes."

To All the Boys I've Loved Before is a very light and simple trilogy. I don't think I really needed to read it - I don't think I would have missed out on anything - but it was fun anyway. And sometimes a lighthearted and gentle read is all you really need.

Compared to the other books in the series, Always and Forever, Lara Jean is my least favourite one. First of all, because it is missing a plot. Here and there were some exciting moments, but no real thread. Lara Jean bakes lots of cookies, does some crafting and hangs out with her boyfriend and her little sister.
(By the way: which 11-year-old girl has seen the DiCaprio Romeo and Juliet movie a bazillion times and loves it?)
Anyway, I just missed the action.
The second thing that really bothered me is a big spoiler. I hope, one day, this dream will come true. But as I believe that this is the final book in the series, it will most likely only happen in my head.

I'm not sure how to rate this. It wasn't a three-star read, but two stars seems a bit harsh. I'll go with three for now, but I might change my rating later.

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453 reviews1,086 followers
June 6, 2017
2.25/5 stars

Don't be the girl who goes to college with a boyfriend.

I must have read an entirely different series than everyone else.

I must have. It’s the only reasonable explanation.

I always see reviews stating that these books are so cute and relatable? They leave me befuddled because I find them to be neither. Cute? No. Relatable? No. Annoying? Yes. Unnecessary? Yes.

Me, when this book was over:


Why did I even pick this up? Curse you adorable covers. I have always known you were my kryptonite

Luckily, I buddy read this with the amazing Scrill!!!!!! who, somehow, read the same book that I did and had similar thoughts and feelings. Thanks Scrill. I’m glad you didn’t leave me alone in this.

What I wanted to happen in this book:
1. Lara Jean to grow up and start acting her age.

What didn't happen in this book:
1. Lara Jean growing up and acting her age.

How old was she even suppose to be? Because I'm not buying this 17/18 year old thing. She's passable at twelve.

Was I suppose to like Lara Jean? I literally couldn't care less about anything that happened to her. She's just so immature and naive for her age. It would be one thing if she started out like that in the beginning of the series and did an entire 360 and was this strong, independent women at the end. But she wasn't, of course. She was still naive Lara Jean, the most consistent character I have had to read about. Every time she had any piece of dialogue, my eyes rolled so far to the back of my head that they might as well bought a vacation house there.

I wish I tagged this book as I read so I'd have more receipts. #regerts

I think couples costumes might be my favorite part of being in a couple. Besides the kissing, and the free rides, and Peter himself.

What about the being with someone who fully understands you and who you are able to connect with? Who will support you and be with you no matter what? There's more to a relationship then couple costumes, kissing, and free rides. Or is that too much to ask for from a twelve-year-old?

Also, in case you were wondering what Lara Jean's day is like. Step-by-step. Not even the littlest of details missing, then this is the book for you. Because she will tell you everything that happens to her. Important to the story or not. Usually the latter.

I'm the cook. When we first got to the house, we went and did a big shopping trip and bought cold cuts, granola, dried pasta and jars of sauce, salsa, cereal. The one thing we didn't buy was toilet paper, which we ran out of on the second day. Every time we leave the house to eat lunch or dinner out, one of us steals a wad of toilet paper from the restaurant bathroom. Why we don't just go buy more, I don't know, but it turned into kind of a game. Chris is the clear winner, because she managed to get an economy-sized roll out of the dispenser, and she smuggled it out under her shirt.

Like I guess that's supposed to be funny? But after almost 300 pages of unnecessary detail, the last thing I possibly care about was if Lara Jean had toilet paper or not. I didn't care. I still don't care.

Also, was I suppose to care about LJ and Peter's relationship? Was I suppose to root for them to stay together?

If you are a fan of classic movies, much like I am, then you'll remember in one of the most iconic musical of all time, High School Musical 3 , when Gabriella broke up with Troy's sorry ass because she realized that her education at Stanford was more important than any relationship. If you don't remember, here's a link to the heartbreaking, but totally realistic scene Someone please have a movie marathon with Lara Jean and show her that entire movie like three times. She really needs to see it and learn that PETER IS NOT MORE IMPORTANT THAN GETTING A GOOD EDUCATION.

Honestly this entire book I was just hoping Lara Jean would pull a Gabriella and dump Peter and go live her life boyfriend-free. Just walk away, girl. You deserve better than that asshole.


Honestly, Lara Jean and Peter have nothing in common at all. Unlike Troy and Gabriella, who were both insanely attractive people who could sing like angels . What did they even talk about? None of the conversations they ever had in this book were ever actually meaningful.

Then there's Kitty who so impossibly annoying. She's what eleven? I don't think she's ever been told her entire life the word "no." There are scenes where she's up past midnight and no one even gets mad at her. Or she says the meanest things ever and barely gets a negative reaction. Then she's told she can't come to a bachelorette party BECAUSE SHE'S ELEVEN so she sneaks her way into the bachelor party. Just no Kitty. Go back to playing with your dog who's non-existent this entire book .

I would talk about how ridiculous the plot of this book is except there is no plot.


At all.

Everytime a conflict comes up it gets solved by the next page.

Literally I fell asleep reading this book about 7 times and that's not an exaggeration.

I mean if you like this book. That's cool. I'm glad you did. But I'm gonna go back to reading Morgan Matson contemporary books. I think I'm done with Jenny Han. She just isn't for me.

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67 reviews8,575 followers
March 25, 2019
3/5 Stars ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

“Never say no when you really want to say yes.”

This was such a weak ending to a trilogy. As I said in my previous review, this book shouldn't exist. This series could easily be a duology and it would be a strong one. The last two books had nothing to offer plot-wise. Especially this one. This book entailed NO PLOT. I swear to God! NOTHING HAPPENED IN THIS BOOK. 325 pages of cutsy moments, mommy and daddy, domestic life and food! Ugh the food! It was more present than ever in this book. Anyway, let's go.

Lara Jean is having the best senior year. And there’s still so much to look forward to: a class trip to New York City, prom with her boyfriend Peter, Beach Week after graduation, and her dad’s wedding to Ms. Rothschild. Then she’ll be off to college with Peter, at a school close enough for her to come home and bake chocolate chip cookies on the weekends.

Life couldn’t be more perfect!

At least, that’s what Lara Jean thinks…until she gets some unexpected news.

Now the girl who dreads change must rethink all her plans—but when your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?

This book contained no conflict. Gen is not present, Josh is away with his new girlfriend, all the sisters are doing well together, their father has a new wife, there is no love triangle or any other option for Lara Jean, John is nowhere to be found. This book felt like a novella to me, of how things are with Peter and Lara Jean and her family. Like??? ??? I was waiting for something ANYTHING to happen and nothing. I was certain John or Josh would come back and shake the waters a bit but nothing. Peter and Lara Jean is the main couple. This book defied the purpose of this entire trilogy.

The only interesting part of this book, was the conflict with which university Lara Jean would choose. This was honestly the only thing that happened in this book, regarding the plot. I was so certain we would see Lara Jean's life at college and how she would cope without Peter *gag* but the book was too busy wasting 325 pages on domestic life. UGH. I'm glad the book chose the direction of Lara Jean picking her future over a boy... it showed some maturity on her part. Took her long enough, though. And she's still with the boy, but you know, semantics.

I don't understand something. Is life in America so perfect? Do they all do these things for each other, is everything so extravagant? Because the entire other world is working differently. I swear, throughout this whole series my eyes ware rolling so hard. Their lives just seemed so damn perfect, I wanted to punch myself. Like??? ??? You know what I mean. I was jealous of their little circle and all the nice shit they did for each other, and their amazing childhood and everything! Just SHUT UP! LIFE IS NOT LIKE THIS!

I... don't know what else to say. These books kept me company for three days and I'm grateful for that. They were fun and cute. Problematic and cringy, at times, but I'm 21 years old. I can't see these kinds of book anymore otherwise. I didn't particularly enjoy the direction these books took, it was interesting how she author didn't follow the whole triangle in every book aspect but she didn't succeed. She just lowered the interest of the books. I can't wait for the next movie, I hope they add some exciting elements to it. Because, honestly, this book just lacked everything. It existed just to exist. Anyway, till the next one, K BYE!
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798 reviews91 followers
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September 18, 2021

He's smart, confident, and sweet. Plus, Genevieve has no hold on him.
Just give me JOHN AMBROSE MCCLAREN and I will be a happy girl. Okay? Okay.

****I also want to note that even if Kavinsky's visit with Genevieve had nothing to do with cheating, it didn't seem like he considered Lara Jean's feelings. Even if it had something to do with his ex's secret, his priority was still with his ex. I still can't get past this. All I'm saying is never settle for less.

- I won't be reading this book but I still love John Ambrose!

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1,141 reviews1,672 followers
February 20, 2021
Watched the final movie on Netflix three times and I swooned. 😭💖
So happy. Definitely on the list of my favorite book to movie adaptations. LOVE IT.
What I feel like before, during, and after reading this book:

Always and Forever, Lara Jean is a marvelous conclusion to this trilogy. I'm not convinced Lara Jean and Peter K.'s story ends in a duology. When Jenny Han announced there will be a third and final book, I'm so delighted because my prayer to book gods for a one last hurrah has been answered and my waiting game is WORTH IT! Another bet is on for whose ship is going to sail and guys, I'm glad to say MY SHIP! OMG! MY. SHIP. FUDGING. GOES. TO. FOREVER. AND. EVER! OMG I LOVE YOU JENNY HAN! YOU ARE THE BEST!


I'm so FREAKING happy that my heart can't even calm down right now and the ending is simply beautiful it brought me tears of joy. I'm fangirling so hard right now OMG SOMEONE HOLD ME! I have so much love for this book. The romance is so heartwarming, sweet, adorable and cute. It has a lot of good vibes and moments that will make you giddy. I enjoyed every moment of it.

Aside from that, I love how the story centers about adjustment to changes . As the time flies by, changes are inevitable and sometimes, not everything is in our favor. Lara Jean makes out the best of her Senior Year High School with her boyfriend. They'll go together in the same college near home as planned. Everything is organized until she received her acceptance letter that makes her think laying out a new plan. She's still the goody-two shoes Lara Jean but she has a great character development in this book. She's more confident, flexible and welcoming to new options. Kudos to the Covey family for having a strong bond, to Ms. Rothschild who made the Covey household livelier and to Kitty Song Covey (my favorite Song sister) who's forever witty and funny.

Someday, I'll reread this trilogy and swoon over it again. I'm going to miss all the characters and I'm incredibly satisfied with the ending. If you haven't started this trilogy, I highly recommend it. Thank you very much Jenny Han for sharing their story to us and making them part of our lives...forever.

Here's my pre-review for this book. I put a spoiler tag to make it spoiler free.
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135 reviews5,083 followers
June 14, 2019
Jenny Han your writing is creepily brilliant, I know these books will stick with me. All three of them feel evergreen, they will last in my heart forever. I had the best time reading this trilogy and as always am inevitably sad to have seen this book end.
I understand Lara Jean’s concept of writing the letters. I don’t think they remove her feelings for the boys but sorts her feelings out. I think all of do this in some way or another, the best example to prove it is that we all feel free of the need to scream after reading a great book, once we’ve either reviewed it or ranted about it with someone who understands. It helps us get our emotions in order and it absorbs all those overwhelming feelings, I personally think it’s a great idea.

I love these people with all my heart. I accept all their flaws and will continue to love them unconditionally forever. Each of them knows the other so well it seems like the information is just naturally embedded in each of their subconcious. I swear, the amount of emotion this brings forth in me is perplexing.
Each relationship had a different basis, different feelings, and different personalities. But each relationship, no matter how they end or progress, open our eyes to their most appealing qualities, which inevitably leads to me either liking or even loving all of these people, each in their own unique way. I have grown impossibly fond of each of these people and I will cherish them till the end of time.

In a lot of series we get to know more and more about the protagonist through the series but in this trilogy I feel like we’ve learnt most of the things about her in the first book and instead we’ve joined her in a journey of love and hope, and watched her grow.
There are life lessons here. It teaches you so much about family, friends, first love and so much more I can't begin to describe. This book wrung my heart dry. The reality and truth that comes along with this amazing story is something I will never forget. The friendship in this book is enough to make me want to keep reading them forever.

If someone ever asks me what this trilogy about the only answer that will encompass this marvelous journey is Love. Love comes in many forms, I don't just mean the love interests I mean the family and the friends and everything that comes along with these life changing bonds. These relationships are the ones that shape our personality, they made us who we are today and those relationships are never to be underestimated.

I shall never forget this trilogy and never once have I been disappointed by it. It will always remain one of my favorite contemporaries. I rate this book 5 stars just as I rated the previous two.

I’ll always remember : ”It all started with a love letter.”
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1,864 reviews54.3k followers
August 20, 2018
here is what i need:
- netflix to adapt the other books in the To All the Boys I've Loved Before series
- Kitty to get her own series IMMEDIATELY.

find other this-related opinions in my FULL REVIEW OF THIS WHOLE ASS SERIES, here: https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co...


I can’t even tell you how much I wanted to love this book.

I reread To All the Boys I Loved Before in May of last year, and not liking it was the equivalent of when you bake cookies but something went wrong with the dough and they all run into one giant flat liquid-looking Thing with really unattractive chocolate chip lumps.


I reallyreallyreally didn’t want to recreate that cookie-disaster level of sadness. Which is definitely why I didn’t read the second book until eight months later, and not because I’m a procrastinator who can’t stick to anything, or something ridiculous like that.

To prevent myself from skipping out on this book, which was sure to be an injection straight to the veins of pure joy, I checked out both PS I Still Love You and this on Overdrive, thus giving myself a week to read both.


I forced myself to read this book. I gave myself a time limit. I essentially school assigned reading’d this sh*t.

And guess what?

It worked.

I don’t think I’ve ever actively wanted to like a book while reading it so much as I did with this.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before helped me get back into reading. As I was emerging from my middle school dark ages of never reading (which were also the dark ages of Aeropostale graphic tees, fake Uggs, and bad haircuts), I used to find books in one way.

This was by entering the Target young adult book aisle, reading every inside jacket or back cover, writing down the titles that seemed interesting, and requesting them from the library.

They were mostly contemporaries, and this was one of them. I loved it. I stayed up until 2 a.m. reading it on a school night - I remember the experience distinctly.

So hating it upon reread was just a goddamn nightmare. A nightmare compounded by PS I Still Love You, which I found to be even worse than its predecessor.

But those actual night terrors only made me more determined to like this book.

And then I realized something: at least a fraction (and a sizable fraction) of liking a book is the determination to like it. If I really wanted to like Always and Forever, Lara Jean, I was sure I could.

So I did. And it worked.

It still had a lot of the things I hated about the first two books. The high school drama; the saccharine, immature quality; above all, the existence of the character of Peter Kavinsky.

There were even bits about this plotline that I hated. Mostly that it consisted of Peter being a completely unforgivable asshole and being forgiven somehow, and the fact that it kept referring to characters rarely mentioned as Lara Jean’s friends as if friendships could be willed into narrative being.

Guess what? They can’t. I still know that Lara Jean only ever talks to her family, Peter, and the half-friends she had in the other books. So there.

But also, I was so sad when this was over. I’m going to miss the way that Jenny Han writes this world. No one can write details like Jenny Han. The clothes, the rooms, the decorations, the craft projects, the Korean culture, the baked goods - oh god, the baked goods.

And the character of Kitty (Lara Jean’s younger sister) is the great love of my life. I am mourning her, as I knew I would mourn her.

I’m more surprised that I’m mourning this series too.

Bottom line: I am endlessly impressed with myself for no good reason, and if there is a higher power or justice or love or anything good in this world, Jenny Han will give Kitty the series she deserves.

why am i crying in the club rn?

in a twist no one saw coming, i actually liked this book.


review to come


on may 2, 2017, i expected to have a joyous reread of this series and dive delightedly into this book.

on may 11, 2017, i was dealt the crushing blow that To All the Boys I've Loved Before is...not good.

on january 26, 2018, i finally persevered, only to realize that PS I Still Love You was somehow even worse.

now, today, i will face the final boss.

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401 reviews78 followers
May 16, 2017
Post-reading notes (spoilers ahead but they're marked so you'll be fine)

The goodies

• Peter K. will win every "Boyfriend of the Year" award out there, hands down.
• the Hamilton references warm my whole being to another level
Harry Potter references too melike
grumpy Peter K. is iconic
• ooh lala rawr
• I like to see that side of him more often tbh
• authentic familial drama
• hilariousness on literal point
• I even lost count of how many times I laughed so hard throughout this book
• this book is hilar i o u s
• Peter K. and his carrots
• I find that really funny omggg sorry
John Ambrose and his button down shirt and khakis
• is what I'm living for
please take pity on me and marry me John Ambrose <3
• Kitty's sass

• all the baking
• all of Lara Jean's and Peter K.'s deep appreciation and love for each other
• you go guys you go

The baddies

• I cried three times
• this book is supposed to be covered in glitters and fluffiness
• what is up w that
(If you're on #TeamPeterK through and through, you're safe to uncover this spoiler but if you're a #JohnAmbroseMcClaren trash like myself, PLEASE I'M BEGGING YOU, DO NOT CLICK THIS TEMPTING LITTLE INNOCENT LOOKING >>> view spoiler <<< THINGY BELOW!)

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My edition which includes cute stickers, wedding playlist and dessert recipes is nowhere to be found! Excuse me, I must cry.


P.S. Give my bb John Ambrose McClaren a girlfriend and a bucket of happiness already! Kthxbyemwahugs.
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169 reviews2,324 followers
September 15, 2017
No puedo con este libro, fue demasiaaado adorable ❤️.
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1,107 reviews6,571 followers
July 3, 2019
1.) To All The Boys I've Loved Before ★★★★★
2.) P.S. I Still Love You ★★★★.5
3.) Always and Forever, Lara Jean ★★★★★


Petition for there to be a second spin off trilogy following Kitty when she's older! Or Lara-Jean and Peter at college! Or an epilogue! OR ANYTHING PLZ JENNY?!?!?!?!?!
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190 reviews7,206 followers
August 15, 2018
I really really liked this story, especially the way it ended. It’s bittersweet to part with it even though I just started the series like a week ago, BUT STILL.
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3,911 reviews33k followers
May 12, 2017
4 Stars!

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sigh! Happy tears ❤❤❤

I absolutely adored the conclusion to Lara Jean and Peter K's love story! The end had me smiling huge with tears rolling down my cheeks. Love this trilogy so much! Highly recommended for YA lovers.
It all started with a love letter.
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238 reviews51 followers
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May 15, 2016
What I want from this book:
-More Song/Covey sisters cuteness and family moments
-Lara and Peter navigating a healthy relationship
-Lara Jean being her adorable endearing self
-John Ambrose McLaren finding a nice girl that is not Lara Jean

What I don't need:
-John Ambrose inserting himself back into an already resolved love triangle
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277 reviews77 followers
March 14, 2019
"I guess that's part of growing up, too - saying goodbye to the things you used to love"

Lara Jean knows she loves Peter but when their future plans go awry and outside pressures seep in, will they be able to make it through? Or would it be best if they called it quits?

I was going to give this book 4.5/stars but decided on 5 because of how it made me think of it and feel days after finishing reading.

"I suppose I'll say it all started with a love letter"

Jenny Han writes a contemporary romance tale with realism rare in the YA world. I didn't know what to expect with this third instalment in the series but it definitely did not disappoint. I was really pleased with how much more development this story had. It is still the coming of age story you remember from the past books but it grows with the readers as well. This series will be in my heart. I recommend this series to any younglings looking for a story about young love, family and finding your place in the world.

***Sometimes in the book I was sort of annoyed or stressing for Lara Jean and her controlling tendencies as well as her avoidance of her problems, etc. After reading though I appreciated that Jenny Han wrote her character with such flaws because even though as a reader I was sometimes annoyed, I was able to see the realism behind the character. Lara Jean isn't perfect and has many flaws. Which is great to see because it's rare in YA books. I enjoyed seeing it in this book and hope to see more character flaws like this in the future

This was an amazing conclusion!! What did you guys think?
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146 reviews261 followers
November 20, 2017
This series was so cute. As the last book it wrapped up everyone's story quite nicely.
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678 reviews3,945 followers
December 15, 2018

I read a lot of series this year, but I don't think many had such a profound effect on me as this one did. When I started To All the Boys I've Loved Before, I expected it to be a fun and fluffy contemporary I would enjoy for it's cuteness and that would be about it. But this series turned out to be so much more for me and I always find the best books are the ones like that. Where they just surprise you by how much they end up meaning to you. I cannot believe how quickly my whole entire heart fell in love with this series.

“One day all of this will be proof, proof that we were here, proof that we loved each other. It’s the guarantee that no matter what happens to us in the future, this time was ours.”

I had heard a lot of mixed reviews for Always and Forever, Lara Jean but I really liked it. Of all three, this felt like the most mature of the books. I loved that, as the books went on, the complexity of the issues Lara Jean and Peter face increases. Jenny Han really captures anxieties around growing up and how it feels to have to tackle these changes you feel are so enormous, and she writes about them so well. I felt like this book was super realistic, and the trials Lara Jean and Peter face were super relatable. I've always related to Lara Jean and her struggles but I think this (followed closely by P.S I Still Love You) most strongly resonated with me.

Lara Jean was the perfect eyes to read this series through. I adore Lara Jean. She’s a hopeless romantic, a baking goddess and honestly, a little bit extra. But I really loved that about her. I related to her so much and I really liked how she developed as a character and person throughout this series. She becomes much more mature and confident and outspoken as the series progresses and I really loved watching that change. Her character development was very well written, and I like how we follow her as she accrues knowledge and wisdom from her friends and family and from within herself that she takes into the next book. Her character arc felt continuous, which is great, because I hate when it feels like each books starts the character growth all over again.

“I don’t want to forget any of this. The way he’s looking at me at this very moment. How, when he kisses me, I still get shivers down my back, every time. I want to hold on to everything so tight.”

Of course we have to talk about the ROMANCE. Peter and Lara Jean’s relationship is far from perfect. Han deconstructs Lara Jeans idealised vision of romance she’s picked up from novels and film and that creates a teenage romance that is realistic in it’s messiness and oftentimes immaturity. But I really, really loved their romance. Peter is sweet and funny and a bit of a jock but in a really loveable puppy way. Lara Jean is so dorky and awkward but she’s also so so sweet too and the scenes of them together literally killed me from the cute fluffiness of it all. The truth is I’d date them both in a heartbeat. I also love how sex positive this was and how Lara Jean and Peter’s first time attempting to have sex was handled.

But it was the relationship between the Song Sisters that was my favourite aspect of this book (and series). I loved every single song sister individually. Kitty was probably my favourite but I adored Margot too. The sister relationship was honestly so spot on, and I related to it a lot as a middle sister of three girls. Seeing three sisters in books is so rare, this is one of the few series I’ve seen do it and the only one I’ve seen do it so very well. Hen nailed the complexities and intricacies of navigating relationships with your sisters. Theres ups and downs but ultimately you always have eachothers backs. This was perfectly communicated here and I felt incredibly seen through reading Lara Jean’s relationship with her sisters.

“I have a feeling that when I'm Stormy's age, these everyday moments will be what I remember: Peter's head bent, biting into a chocolate chip cookie; the sun coming through the cafeteria window, bouncing off his brown hair; him looking at me.”

In conclusion: I love everything about these books and since there is no more coming out all I can do is: eat chocolate chip cookies, while rereading the books and crying about how long it'll be until P.S I Still Love You drops on netflix.

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October 6, 2017

I never imagined falling for a too handsome, too popular jock but Peter is just too adorable to resist. Gaaaah! adsfghjklmnopqwertqwerty! He’s basically the reason why I liked the conclusion to this trilogy so much. All of my favorite moments in this finale involve him:

1. Learning from Kitty how to braid *just adorable*
2. Using every chance he gets to practice braiding Lara Jean’s hair
3. His bachelor’s party for Lara Jean’s Dad
4. The way he looks at Lara Jean *sighs*
5. How he always compliments the best way he can Lara Jean’s baked goods
6. Peter always trying to win Lara Jean’s dad and sisters *I think that’s the sweetest*
7. Peter in a tux *heart eyes*
8. Peter picking their theme song during prom *oh, my heart!*
9. His birthday surprise for Lara Jean *I’m a goner*
10. Peter thinking he isn’t good enough for Lara Jean. *Awww!*
11. His message on Lara Jean’s yearbook *Peter, I’m yours!* (Nobody tells my husband, alright?)

I have developed this unrelenting loyalty for Peter so much that every time John Ambrose enters the picture, I practically yell at him to get the heck out. Lol. But Peter aside, I think this finale is the perfect conclusion to the trilogy. I love seeing the growth of each of the characters in the story (even Genevieve) but especially Lara Jean. What I love about Lara Jean is her kind and forgiving heart. I like that she doesn’t try to complicate things and how she’s often reasonable. I love her connection with each of the person she loves, with her sisters, her dad and Peter. What you see is what you get, as they say. I do not doubt I’ll read these books again in the near future. Lol.
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July 4, 2016
if lara jean doesn't end up/stay with peter kavinsky i will pretend this book never happened
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June 27, 2018
such a perfect ending to one of my favorite series of all time! i laughed and cried throughout the whole book.
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624 reviews963 followers
June 13, 2017
5 Stars!

“Is this how it goes? You fall in love, and nothing seems truly scary anymore, and life is one big possibility?”


*swoons uncontrollably

This conclusion of To All the Boys I've Loved Before trilogy was truly superb. It's THE PERFECT ending that I've been looking for. I hated Peter Kavinsky in P.S. I Still Love You but this book took all my rage away. Why? Because Jenny Han redeemed his character and it was all it took to make me swoon over him again.

I rarely enjoy YA these days so I was glad to find myself really loving this book from start to finish. As a matter of fact, this book is my favorite out of all the books in this series. I loved the drama that was not overdone, the romance which was totally cute, and Lara Jean's relationship with her family.

I had a lot of favorite scenes, for sure (Lara Jean's birthday, Dr. Covey and Trina's practice dance, the double date, ahh so much more!) and if only I could paint them in my memory to last forever, I would. *sigh And the soundtracks.. OMG! Did I just read Shania Twain lyrics out there? I loveeeeee!

Favorite characters of all time: KITTY and CHRIS.

After finishing the book, I felt like I was floating in a sea of clouds. It was such a sweet ending. I loved Peter and Lara Jean's journey and I can't help but start to miss everything that happened between them. You can only imagine how I became elated and at the same time, quite sad that their story already ended. It was totally a lovely conclusion. So worth it! I don't think I would ever forget this sweet piece of a chocolate chipsy story. Enough said because I'm crying with feels. *cries

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246 reviews313 followers
November 7, 2017
A year ago I wouldn't even consider reading this book.
Now I'm a total trash for it.
This is so not me, somebody please help me!!!
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