Book Review: Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

After finishing the second volume of the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series, I could not help but pick up the third.

Genre: Young Adult, romance, contemporary


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?

My thoughts: 

The book describes Lara Jean’s final year at high school as well as her continued romance with Peter Kavinsky. In the story she is also looking ahead to the next step in her education, as is Peter. We read about the decisions she has to make for her future and the struggles she has to make these decisions.

The book is a perfect continuation of the story we read in the first and second volume. The emotions expressed are heartfelt, and the decisions made sincere and born of love – a love for oneself as well as for another person. This volume is the perfect ending to the romance we have enjoyed so far; and, like the other volumes, is written with sensitivity and an adherence to Lara Jean’s sense of what is right and wrong for herself.

I recommend the series To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before for those who enjoy reading romance. These novels were written for adolescents and they capture the essence of first love as well as the decisions that teens need to make when in a relationship with the opposite sex. The series is perfect for this age group and avoids any inappropriate descriptions of a sexual nature.

I give this novel ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  5 stars.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018

(This novel was the 65th in my 50 book pledge for 2018)

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