P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

Title: P.S. I Still Loved You
Author: Jenny Han
Pages: 337 pages
Published: May 26th, 2015
Genre: Contemporary

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 amazing.

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If you haven't read the first book, this review is just going to be a major spoiler for you. I hope this encourages you to read this duology because Jenny Han's contemporary writing has utterly blow me away. As a heavy fantasy reader, I find Han's writing comparable to any fantasy/thriller book: intriguing with an unexpected twist at every end.

P.S. I Still Love You  begins where To All the Boys I've Loved Before ends. It revives the readers who are hardcore fans of the first book with an enlightening refresher: Lara Jean's letters have been mailed out and she's now dating Peter Kavinsky, the oh-so-delicious popular guy she's had a crush on forever. It was really hard for me to get back into the story only because I had read the first one a while ago and I wasn't ready for this love story to end. Nevertheless, I forged through it in one sitting and am glad with the way things turned out in the end.
Nothing beats the plot of a great Jenny Han book. Nothing. Jenny Han literally wields worlds between her fingertips and hides most of the beautiful romances in her pocket. You can never really predict what's going to happen next for the two lovebirds but also what transformation the main character is going to undergo. 

I absolutely loved the concept of the second book where another boy from Lara Jean's past, who also received a letter, comes back and riles up some trouble between Peter and Lara. In the first book, I was quite confused with Lara and Peter's relationship since they were just faking their interest. Soon it grew into admiration and they eventually fell hard for each other. 

I always love the idea of authors writing about love and not realizing it, ya know what I mean? Like when a character is best friends with someone and they eventually fall in love with their best friend. I remember in the first book when it was all about her notes and Lara Jean trying to overcome her fear of the boys finding out that she wrote these letters. The second book has really taken that conflict and evolved it into an entirely brand new obstacle for Lara's life-- she's now faced with a real relationship and it's kind of like an animal that's grown up in a zoo all their life and is finally exposed to the real world. 
Am I the only one that thought Lara Jean was a tad bit condescending? She was clingy to Peter, and not to mention, a bit over dramatic when he was hanging out with Genevieve. Peter says he "loves you" and if you don't want to believe it, it's no one else's fault but your own. THERE I SAID IT! 

I was really this alongside my great friend Bella, and we kept fighting about whether Peter or the boy who came back from Lara's past was better. Jenny Han sure does know how to stir up the seas, if ya know what I mean *wink wink*. She creates this entirely new branch of conflict with the main characters from the first book by bringing in and introducing another boy that received Lara's letters. That was probably the best part of the book and made me snicker like crazy.
One of the best teenage romances, and I mean nothing serious. Today all YA books seem to revolve around the idea of sex and loss of innocence. I feel like this book just mocked that idea and played around with its meaning. Lara Jean wasn't in a relationship for the benefits of losing her virginity, she just wanted to be loved by someone who was willing to feel the same way about her. Even the events that occur in this book make it clear that Lara Jean is a hopeless romantic and not a hungry *excuse my British* slut. There is no slut-shaming in this book, no no. 

Jealous, oh the old friend returns from YA romances! A ton of jealousy from the guys in this book but also from the girls. And all in all, I think jealousy is such a fun thing to play around with and messes with the emotions of the readers. Pettteerrr was sooo jealous when Lara Jean's secret admirer came back into town *blushes*. 

I hope you all enjoy my review for Jenny Han's latest talked-about novel! She's an amazing writer and all contemporary lovers should give this duology a go! I'll see you guys on my next review, have a great day! 

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