on May 26, 2015
Also by this author: The Summer I Turned Pretty, To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Forever and Always, Lara Jean
Series: To All the Boys I've Loved Before #2
Also in this series: To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Forever and Always, Lara Jean
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
Narrator: Laura Knight Keating
Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
Reading Challenges: 2017 Beat the Backlist, 2017 Diverse Reads Book Challenge
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 Times bestseller 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.
This is pretty spoiler free. I don’t discuss anything that the summary doesn’t already allude to.
I had a little bit on anxiety when starting P.S. I Still Love You. I adored To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before so much. This one had some big shoes to fill and I made the mistake of reading the summary for this book. Another boy!? Noooo! Peter K. is all you need Lara Jean! I shouldn’t have fretted. I love the way everything unfolded.
P.S. I Still Love You picks up right where the first book left off. Lara Jean has a lot of character growth in this one. She definitely seems older and less naive. She’s a bit more adventuress and less goody-goody too. I loved her just as much. Her voice is just so endearing. You want to be friends with her. Her family plays an important role in the book, too. I felt like everyone was a bit more developed and their relationships were even better this time around. Oh how I adore Kitty! I think she has made it onto my favorite characters list. She’s just so spirited and fun!
Now for the worrisome part, the romance. Like I said, the summary gave me some major anxiety. Things go south very slowly for Lara Jean and Peter. It was a little heart-wrenching to witness. I definitely felt like their break up was justifiable. Lara Jean had every right to be angry and feel betrayed. I was all prepared to hate the other guy that comes into the picture, but I just couldn’t! He was charming and sweet and really liked Lara Jean. Sigh. Peter was always number one in my heart though.
The ending felt a bit rushed and confusing to me. Peter had done some pretty crappy things and I feel like he never fully owned up to them. Lara Jean took a lot of the blame and I don’t understand that. I also felt a little annoyed with Lara Jean’s confusion about why Genevieve stopped being friends with here. I thought that was explained pretty well in the first book. Those were just small annoyances. I wish that more time would’ve been spent on the ending, but I still really loved the book.
P.S. I Still Love You was a fantastic sequel. It was just as cute and fun as To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. I’m so happy that Jenny Han and the publishers listened to the readers and decided on a book 3. I would hate to see it end there. Plus, I just want all the Lara Jean, Peter, and Kitty I can have.