Review: Always and Forever, Lara Jean

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Title: Always and Forever, Lara Jean
Author: Jenny Han
Published: 2017
Page Count: 325
Rating: 4/5

If you have not read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before or P.S. I Still Love You there may be minor spoilers for the first two books in the series.

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Lara Jean is now a senior and her and Peter are patiently waiting for college acceptance letters. But in the mean time, they have so many exciting things planned for their senior year. A senior trip to New York City, prom with Peter, Beach Week after graduation and her dads upcoming wedding. Everything is suppose to be great. Until Lara Jean gets unexpected news. Now she must make some difficult decisions and ultimately choose what is best for her.

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This was a great conclusion to this series. It didn’t leave me wanting more or like I was missing anything and I’m totally happy with that. In this book, Peter finally grew on me. At the very end! He was still quite annoying throughout this book but by the end, this boy that I disliked had me in actual tears. I still think the characters in this book act way too young for their age. Lara Jean and Peter are eighteen-years-old and they were acting, at times, like thirteen and fourteen year olds. Also, Lara Jean was the most annoying in this book. So her dad gets engaged and Lara Jean takes it upon herself to just plan out the entire thing. Nobody asks her to do it and I get that she’s excited but it’s not her wedding. She was bossy and I just kept yelling at her in my head to tone it down a bit.

Margot is another character who acts like she’s sixteen and she’s twenty!! Margot is away at college in Scotland so when she comes home and sees her dads fiance around the house, she doesn’t like it because she’s not used to that. She always acted like she didn’t want her family to do anything without her and this probably felt like they were moving on without her. Well, sorry Margot, but you’re an adult now so stop pouting like a teenager!

When yearbooks come out, Lara Jean wants Peter to write something in hers but he can’t think of anything right away so he takes it home for a while. When he finally does write something, it is a real tear jerker. I was totally not expecting what he wrote and it was amazing!

I really enjoyed this series, though it wasn’t one of my favorites, I still recommend it.

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4 thoughts on “Review: Always and Forever, Lara Jean

  1. I loooove this trilogy, but I didn’t rate the third book as high as the first two, I think it was a bit unnecessary. Also, as you mentioned, the characters were a bit annoying at times 😅
    I still loved it though – I mean, Jenny Han wrote it so it’s hard not to love it 😋

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