Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

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Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han is an unexpected and thrilling final book in the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series. I was unsure of what would happen in this book since P.S. I Still Love You also wrapped up pretty well, but I can safely say that this story does not disappoint. This final instalment is all about change, and Lara Jean has come a long way since the beginning of book one. One of my favourite things about this series is the strong familial bond. I am so satisfied with this culmination, and I would definitely recommend it.

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny HanTitle: Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I've Loved Before #3)
Series: To All the Boys I've Loved Before #3
Author: Jenny Han
Also by this author: To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before #1)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: May 2, 2017
Rating: five-stars
Series Rating: five-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Lara Jean is having the best senior year.

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?


❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Review: Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

This conclusion to the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series is everything I was hoping for. Lara Jean’s senior year is coming to a close, and she must make many decisions regarding her future. One of the toughest things she must decide is whether or not she and Peter will stay together. Her whole world is changing, from her education to her family, and this story is all about her journey. I loved how this book is almost the opposite of the first one. This time, it’s Lara Jean going off to college, and it is so interesting seeing how her experience differs from Margot’s. I am so glad that we got an extension of this series, and I can honestly say that it will not disappoint.

❀ Lara Jean is a Relatable Main Character

Lara Jean is such a relatable main character. She prefers to stay home and scrapbook rather than go to parties, and she has the best baking skills. Lara Jean is also such a caring person and really puts others’ feelings into consideration before making a decision. She has really changed since book one, and seeing how much more confident she has become is so incredible. Lara Jean has got to be one of my favourite characters.

❀ Strong Family Theme

The strong theme of family in this series is so sweet. Lara Jean has such a close relationship with her sisters and her father, and reading about their interactions is both humorous and touching. In this story, there is also a new member of the family, since Lara Jean’s father is getting remarried. I would take family over romance any day, and I love how this series has the perfect balance.

❀ The Perfect Conclusion to the Series

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han is the perfect conclusion to the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before books. This story is all about dealing with change and difficult decisions. Lara Jean is as amazing as always, and the theme of family remains one of the key aspects of the book. I adored this book, and while it was a great ending, I am still sad that Lara Jean’s story is over.

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

Book Beginning:

I like to watch Peter when he doesn’t know I’m looking.

Friday 56:

The next day is surprisingly springlike for March. The sun is shining and the flowers are just beginning to bud. It feels like I’m in You’ve Got Mail, when Kathleen Kelly goes to meet Joe Fox in Riverside Park.

About Jenny Han

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Jenny Han is the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series; Shug; the Burn for Burn trilogy, cowritten with Siobhan Vivian; and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You. She is also the author of the chapter book Clara Lee and The Apple Pie Dream. A former children’s bookseller, she earned her MFA in creative writing at the New School.

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12 thoughts on “Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

  1. Jaime Lynn says:

    AHHHHH! I have it, it is waiting for me, and I cannot freaking wait to read it. I love Lara Jean, I love the familial relationships. And I love Peter. I am just. SO. EXCITED!!!

  2. dreamstogo1 says:

    Always and Forever, Lara Jean sounds like a wonderful read. Part of growing up is deciding where or if to go to college, whether one can keep a long distance relationship going, and deciding where one wants to go in life. Always and Forever, Lara Jean is a great example of life. Thanks for the review.

  3. Kelly says:

    I’m glad to hear that you liked this! I’m probably one of the few left, but despite having the first two books, I haven’t read them yet! Either way, great review, and I’m thrilled to know that this installment is something to look forward to!

    • Candid Cover says:

      I think it would be amazing to binge the whole series all at once! I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the series if you do decide to give it a try. 🙂

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