To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before & P.S I Still Love You

I recently read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S I Still Love You by Jenny Han and I thought it would be perfect to talk about the duo in one post. I’ll talk about each book individually but I will quickly say that I really loved both of these books!

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before:

Lara Jean has loved five boys before in her life and she has written a love letter to each one. She pours her hear in to these letters, like no one will ever read them- because no one ever will. She writes them to help her move on from these boys that she has absolutely no chance in dating. That is until one day, these letters get mysteriously gets mailed out putting her in a tough place between two of the boys, Peter- a boy she’s likes since eight grade, and Josh- her next door neighbor and her older sister’s ex-boyfriend.

I love basically everything about this book.

I love Lara Jean. I haven’t related this much to a character in such a long time. I mean, she’s basically me in a book. Like me she’s scared of driving, she’s lost her mom and she has to help out around the house with her sister. She doesn’t go out on Friday nights an prefers it that way. She loves her family and she doesn’t have a lot of friends. It’s so nice that there’s a character I relate so much too. I’m 19 so it feel like the characters in the YA novels I read are too young for me to fully relate to and the characters in the characters in the other books I read are too old for me to fully relate to. Not that this takes away from the stories- I still love them and I still fall in love with these characters but it’s just so nice that there is finally a character that I can see so much of myself in. Can Lara Jean be real so we can be real life besties?

This book is one of the special books that I give a 5/5 stars to. I love everything about it and I think it’s a book that all girls should read. So stop reading this post and go buy this book. Actually no, finish reading this post and then go buy a copy of this book.

P.S I Still Love You:

I don’t want to go too much in to the plot about this book because if I do, it will give away the ending of the first book and spoilers aren’t cool man. But I will say that this book pick up where the first one left off and like the first book, you won’t be able to put it down.

So something I really liked loved about this book was the side story about Lara Jean’s friendship with Genevieve and figuring out where and how it fell apart. We all go though those friendship losses and they do effect us. Especially in the transition between middle school and high school (where Lara Jean and Gen lost it) and after you graduate high school (I pretty much talk to no one from high school and i graduated a year ago). It amazes me still how you cab be so close to one person and one day you look at them and know nothing about them. So many young adult books focus on the first romantic relationship and how those change us. And yes, they do change us, these friendships change us just as much if not more. I mean, my besite and I are super close and is probably the most meaningful relationship I have- ya’ll know her, she’s the lovely other writer for Book Alphas.

I love the Song Girls but Kitty stole the show in the book. She made me laugh out loud. You never know what she’s going to say and there’s something about her whit and humor that you can’t help but love. I’d love to see a spinoff of maybe a middle grade novel about her. I would read it.

I loved this story, and it was so fantastically written. Not just with the main story line but with the side stories too. I give it 4/5 stars and I’m officially adding Jenny Han my list of favorite authors.

Have you read these books? Do you love them as much as I do? Tell me in the commits below!

Much Love,

Kaitlyn

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before & P.S I Still Love You

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