Author: Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 337 pages
Publication Date: May 26, 2015
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?
I really enjoyed this sequel. Lara Jean and Peter are adorable together, although I do wish there was MORE of them. Lara Jean has never had a boyfriend before and she has to figure things out, especially with her insecurity about Gen, Peter's ex-girlfriend. That said, a lot of the book is spent on her relationship with her family and her volunteer position at an old folk's home, which means the book reads more as a coming-of-age novel than a romance novel. It's refreshing when a girl doesn't let her boyfriend completely consume her and Lara Jean's a strong person who loves her family and has other interests, but I still wanted more swoony moments.
To be honest, there's a lot of DRAMA when it comes to their relationship. In a way I didn't mind it, but I wish it had been something else other than Gen. Ugh, I didn't like that girl at all and I still have some issues with how certain things played out.
I LOVED the ending, and then the quote from the Velveteen Rabbit…LOVED LOVED LOVED. Made me smile. A very satisfying conclusion (I'm assuming there's just the two books).
By the way, if you want to know more about the boy from her past, e-mail me and I'll let you know. I didn't mind the direction the book went when it came to that, I thought it was realistic and well done and I actually really liked the guy.
Posted by: Pam