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Book Review | PS I Still Love You

Jenny Han’s sequel to To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before takes you on an equally thrilling journey involving boys, baking and a whole lot of emotions.

The story centers around Lara Jean and her relationship with her new boyfriend Peter. I admired that the novel addressed cyber bullying and the effects it has on a personal level but also the effect it has on the community. When it comes to emotions, Jenny Han is the Queen, oftentimes I found myself sighing at just how accurately she described adolescent love from a male and female perspective.

The novel does not get weighed down by the emotions in it though. Han finds an admirable balance by involving baking (I might try one of her recipes on here oo), fashion and Lara Jean’s relationship with her sisters. She also focuses on some heavier topics of single parenting and growing up without a mother. The novel is a healthy blend of all things life.

Something I haven’t come across often in young adult novels is elderly people. Especially elderly people having a perspective or any say in the novel. This novel depicted young love from the perspective of the elderly who are long past it yet they still yearn for their days. It added quite a unique element to the novel. Sometimes the elderly need a little spotlight too.

From caramel cakes to dreamy boys and retirement homes, Jenny Han writes a light yet thought provoking novel that is perfect to read any time of the year.

Rating

4

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Book Review | To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

Title: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

Author: Jenny Han

Series: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before #1

Genre: Contemporary

Page Count: 288 pages

Synopsis :To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all

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This book was so freaking cute let’s establish that. Having read Jenny Han’s work previously and not liking it, I was skeptical going into this but I can confirm this was one entertaining read.

I consider myself a dreamer like Lara Jean so it was easy for me to relate to the events in this book which was fun. I’m sure people with sisters will also relate to this book because of all the different dynamics of a sisterhood being explored in this book. Seriously it made me want to have a sister (not really tho)

It’s quite a light read so I found it easy to whiz through. I like the quirky fashion references throughout the book, I mean Lara Jean’s style has me dreaming, so cute and chic.

I like all the relationships being developed in this books, I mean it didn’t just center around the love interests but also families and friends.  There were these funny moments which had me laughing out loud. At times I felt the book was predictable but there were these unpredictable aspects which threw me off and i loved it!

The book finished off on an open ended note which has me dying to run out and start reading the sequel!

Rating

4

 

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