Thursday, June 18, 2015

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han [Review]

P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #2)4 out of 5 Robots!

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

Series: To All the Boys I Loved Before #2
Genre: YA Contemporary
Release: May 26, 2015
Hardcover: 337 Pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
My Copy: Purchased
Reviewer: Shannon

Book Summary:
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.

(Courtesy of the Publisher)

Shannon's Thoughts:
I enjoyed the first book, To All the Boys I've Loved Before.  I liked the concept, the characters, the set up.  It was a fun fluffy kind of read.  But something about this sequel got a little under my skin.  Now, I still liked it.  It was still a fun fluffy kind of read.  But I don't know if I just wasn't in the mood or what.  I think I had two main things holding me back from really enjoying it.  
My first issue is the back and forth between Lara Jean and Peter.  I don't generally enjoy plots that hinge on misunderstandings and miscommunication. It got tiresome very quickly.
The second part I didn't really enjoy was Lara Jean, sadly.  She is very young and very naive.  She's inexperienced, which is totally fine.  But she overthinks everything.  It was exhausting being in her head.  I did appreciate that she was probably a realistic teen.  Not all 16 year olds are mature and experienced.  But sometimes as an adult reading through a teenager's perspective is hard.  I did like that Lara Jean does grow up quite a bit by the end of the book, so there was that at least.


A slightly disappointing sequel.  I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as the first.  I do maintain that it might have just been my mood at the time because it's not a bad book at all.  I just wasn't in the right head space for it, I think.

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