Wednesday, May 31, 2017

[Review] Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
Series: To All the Boys I've Loved Before #3 
Format: Hardcover
Rating: 4 stars

Published: May 2nd 2017

Goodreads Synopsis: 
Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding.
But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father’s wedding, she can’t ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter. She watched her sister Margot go through these growing pains. Now Lara Jean’s the one who’ll be graduating high school and leaving for college and leaving her family—and possibly the boy she loves—behind.
When your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?
This was such an endearing end to one of my high school favorites. It seem like all my favorite series are ending this year. While To All the Boys I've Loved Before is my favorite of the trilogy, Always and Forever brought me back to my own senior year of high school. There's the growing up and the separation from family and friends, as well as the fair share of drama.

Our titular character Lara Jean is back and it's clear that she's matured. Especially when it comes to Peter and the future. She doesn't want to end up like Margot and Josh, and she has this clear idea of a plan when she's set to attend the same college with him, but that doesn't end up happening. Even with this conflict that I could see a mile away (it was a bit predictable, more on that later), the conclusion was dealt with excellently. Ignoring drama and conflict, between the two of them there's a ton of adorable moments, including lots of baking!

Also, Peter Kavinsky and his adorable self. He's such a great boyfriend to Lara Jean, and I'm very happy there were no love triangles this time around!

There are other minor subplots that are resolved in this book - Mr. Covey marries Ms. Rothschild, and Margot has to accept Ms. Rothschild into the family. John Ambrose McClaren now has a girlfriend that he's happy with. Everything is wrapped up into a happy ending.

This book more or less dealt with the woes of senior year of high school. In comparison to the first two books, there isn't as much happening. The first half of the book goes on so swell that for realists like me, I have an idea that there's something bad that will happen, and it does! Lara Jean doesn't get into the same college as her boyfriend, but obviously we need a happy ending right? This itself is resolved rather quickly to make room for the HEA.

This last book was a great way for us to see all our favorite characters and couple again, one last time!

1 comment:

  1. Those colleges better be close because Lara Jean and Peter are forever!!!