Book Review: P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #2)

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Genre: YA Contemporary
Publication Date: May 26, 2015
Format: Audiobook
Length: ~8 hours
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes & Noble
Description from 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 Timesbestseller 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.

So before I get started talking about this book, be warned about possible spoilers from the first book in the series, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.

When I first watched the Netflix adaptation of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, I was completely in love with it. I thought it was such a cute story and I was so in love with Peter Kavinsky. I was so jealous that these books didn’t come out when I was a teenager. All we had were the Twilight and Hunger Games boys.

Then I started reading this book, and like, did I mess up by being into Peter a few short months ago? In this book, he’s literally the worst. Was he this annoying in the first book? I feel like maybe I was projecting my love of movie Peter onto book Peter?

He acts like such a child. And I know that he is literally a teenager, but still. He’s so annoying in this one.

I enjoyed the story of this P.S. I Still Love You , but I did find myself getting more annoyed at the characters. Though, to be fair, I really did not like the audiobook narrator. A lot of the character voices made a lot of the characters seem really annoying, mainly Peter and Margot.

Kitty is still the best character, and I will fight anyone that tries to tell me otherwise. I wish Jenny Han would write an entire trilogy about Kitty. I would read those books in a heartbeat.

I think my favorite thing about this book was how Lara Jean grew as a person. She really begins to come into her own in this book. I felt like in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before she was still kind of just living under Margot’s shadow, and was navigating her first relationship, even though it was fake.

In this second book, she makes more of an effort to take hold of the situations she’s placed in.

I really loved how she started volunteering at a nursing home. I loved all of her interactions with Stormy, and I feel like Lara Jean does learn a lot from her interactions with the residents there. I would also read an entire book about Stormy’s life story.

And then there is John Ambrose McClaren. I love him. I want more.

When I was reading this book, I didn’t think I liked this book as much as the first one, but after writing this review, I think I liked it more than I thought I did? I think I actually loved it?

Despite my annoyances with some of the characters, I’m still very excited to read the next book in the series and for this book to get the Netflix treatment.

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