Author: Jenny Han
Series: To All The Boys I've Loved Before
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Blurb from Goodreads:
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?
“People come in and out of your life. For a time they are your world; they are everything. And then one day they’re not. There’s no telling how long you will have them near.”
This book was so wonderful! It was everything I hoped it would be. Well it was seriously lacking some more Peter K, but I will forgive you, Jenny Han, because that ending seriously gave me so many feels that I just can't...
“So I take Peter’s hand; I put it on my heart. I tell him, “You have to take good care of this, because it’s yours.”
I can't explain enough how much I seriously love this series. It paints such a vivid picture deep first love, betrayal, heartbreak, and daring to love again. I absolutely love it!
“I know now that I don’t want to love or be loved in half measures. I want it all, and to have it all, you have to risk it all.”
I adore Lara Jean and Peter and Kitty and John even made me love him! I do admit I missed Josh, but I understand why he was missing. I think this book needed way more Peter and Lara Jean because I am greedy and needy so I can't say that I enjoyed this more than the first book, but I did enjoy the ride. I loved all our new characters and the new romance that John brought — even though he was seriously blowing holes in my ship. But my favorite part of this book was definitely Lara Jean. I know many people are bothered by her because she is a classic sixteen year old girl worrying about the most mundane things and is naive, but what sixteen girl isn't? I know I was. I know I worried about the dumbest things and wouldn't get over it until they just ate me alive. But that's what I loved about her. She realized what was important in the end and was mature. She such a classic girly girl too. This girl would curl her hair when she was upset so she could think and I loved that. I did silly things like this when I was younger too. I could just relate to her so much and I felt a little nostalgic reading from her. She showed a nice dose of character development. She didn't fuss over things too long with Peter and was able to move on so they could enjoy being together and I think their relationship was great. Although it really bothered me that he spent so much time with Gen. I mean really he was with her more than he was with LJ! I WANT MORE PK AND LJ FEELS! And then we just see them start to fight more and more and then the break up! UGH!!!!
Then Jenny Han brings in the lost letter from the first book and John Ambrose McClaren...
Oh John, he was quite a sweetie pie and I'd be lying if I didn't say I had to root for him a little bit, but my heart belongs to Peter Kavinsky, Sorry, Johnny.
However, who didn't swwon when we saw him in that uniform driving that red convertible?
John was just so sweet to Lara too. I loved their effortless chemistry and the way they just seemed to understand each other. It just wasn't the right time — which makes it more realistic.
I think I laughed so hard at all the wonderful scenes with Stormy. That woman was a riot! And kudos for Miss Han for bringing in the feminist debate, LOL.
“I had no idea you were such a feminist,” I say.
“Feminist?” Stormy makes a disgusted sound in her throat. “I’m no feminist. Really, Lara Jean!”
“Stormy, don’t get worked up about it. All it means is that you believe men and women are equal, and should have equal rights.”
“I don’t think any man is my equal. Women are far superior, and don’t you forget it. Don’t forget any of the things I just told you.”
All in all, I loved this book. I loved it so much and I can't believe I finished it in a day. I hated that we didn't get to see more of Peter and LJ and that she spent more time away from him than with him, but that ending more than made up for it. That ending was everything! That ending is why I couldn't bring myself to give it anything less than five stars.
I am just going to swim around in my feels now.