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By: Jenny Han
Published Year: 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Summary (Provided by 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?
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.
Last summer I read To All the Boys I Loved Before. I wasn’t blown away by it, but thought that it was cute. The way the book ended was open for a second book and I was curious enough about the characters to want to read more. I was excited to read the second book because I remember being really interested in the characters by the end.
What I thought
This book is another case of “everyone loves this book so I must love this book!” Even though I didn’t greatly enjoy the first one, I think I blocked out how underwhelmed I was because of the hype surrounding this one. I was excited to read this book and overall was again, underwhelmed.
P.S. I Still Love You picks up right where To All the Boys left off. Peter and Lara Jean have fought/broken up because of the rumor that they had sex in a hot tub at the ski lodge. This book follows their relationship as it continues to grow and face more rumors. On top of that, Lara Jean hears from the one boy whose letter she didn’t get back in the first book.
I think my biggest issue with this book (and probably the other one) is that I don’t really like Lara Jean. I like her dad, and her sisters, and I like the relationship she has with her sisters, but I don’t like her. I also was a little bummed that Josh was not in this book AT ALL. I also felt like this story could’ve been told in less pages. Of all the YA books that I’ve read lately, I would say this is the least mature. It has a lot of those irritating high school girl things going on. For example, when you find out why Genevieve is so mean to Lara Jean it’s just like really? That’s so minor and stupid and ridiculous. It’s not unbelievable, because I know that teenage girls hold grudges about stupid little things, but I think I’m just too old to handle that in a book anymore.