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Review: ‘P.S. I Still Love You’ by Jenny Han and Q&A with Jenny Han

Review: ‘P.S. I Still Love You’ by Jenny Han and Q&A with Jenny HanP.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
Series: To All the Boys I've Loved Before #2
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on May 26th, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 337
Format: Hardcover
Source: gift
four-stars
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 bestsellerTo 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.

About Jenny Han

Jenny Han (Han like Han Solo, not Han like hand)
was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. She went to college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Go Heels!) and she went on to graduate school at the New School in New York City, where she received her MFA in Writing for Children. She lives in Brooklyn.

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review

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I wasn’t going into this sequel with high expectations, because I liked P.S. I Still Love You, but I didn’t love it. So glad I kept going with the dualogy because I loved it so much more.

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We get to see Lara Jean in a romantic relationship (finally!) and then there’s a new boy that gets thrown in the mix which I found to be more of a plot device at first. But I remember being Lara Jean’s age and being super indecisive about boys. So naturally I let this one slide. How can you choose between two wonderful boys whom you both love? It’s quite impossible. I do love how Jenny Han skillfully shows how each boy is different for Lara Jean. Obviously I was rooting for one of them, and even though I was waiting for a huge climatic ending, I was still sad by her decision. I loved Lara’s growth more than anything and as always Kitty loves to steal the show. I also love how we get to see more sisterly love between the three. I remember Jenny saying at her signing that she was inspired by Little Women, and I can honestly feel the exact same vibe from it. Lara Jean and her sexual conversation with Peter was hilarious..I couldn’t stop laughing at that part.

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My heart is so full right now.. AHHH cute and such an adorable love story. Go pick it up if you want a smile on your face because I was left with one!

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quotes

Sometimes I like you so much I can’t stand it. It fills up inside me, all the way to the brim, and I feel like I could overflow.
Things have a way of settling back. I can’t go back. (12)
I still don’t think it’s pathetic to cry over someone. It just means you care about them deeply and you’re sad. (24)
You’re not my best friend. You’re my sister, and that’s more. (28)
Society is far too caught up in shaming a woman for enjoying sex and applauding a man. (50)
Please don’t become one of those girls who gets in a relationship and goes MIA. (88)
There are two kinds of girls in this world. The kind who breaks hearts and the kind who gets her heart broken. (92)
A girl with a reputation is so much more interesting than a Goody Two-shoes. (93)
Your body is yours to protect and to e joy. Whoever you should choose to partake in that enjoyment, that is your choice, and choose wisely. (131)
I can see now it’s the little things, the small efforts, that keep a relationship going. (197)
Girls understand each other in a way boys never will. (214)
When you lose someone and it still hurts, that’s when you know the was real. (310)
People come in and out of your life. For a time they are your world; they are everything. And then one day they’re not. There’s no telling how long you will have them near. (334)
I’m saying you drive me more crazy than any girl I’ve ever met. (336)
I know now that I don’t want to love or be loved in half measures. I want it all, and to have it all, you have to risk it all. (337)

reading progress

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q&a with Jenny Han

Sorry about the audio, there was a fan in the green room. Thank you to Simon and Schuster Canada for the opportunity to interview Jenny and to Marina @ Makeshift Library for lending me her amazing camera <3 


rating

4/5

four-stars

4 Comments

  1. Tina

    August 13, 2016 at 7:46 AM

    I finished this book today, I really liked how Han handled the love triangle situation. It just seemed so realistic to me because there was a point in my life when I was conflicted over two different guys. It just worked, although I was a little sad for the one she didn’t choose. :'( He can be my book boyfriend. lol

    I also really liked the Gen situation. Again, very realistic. I couldn’t really argue with it because that really does happen.
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    • giselle

      August 13, 2016 at 9:03 AM

      I know right? It does seem realistic and that’s why it was a great read. Me too. I wanted him to be the one she chose too

  2. vvb

    June 18, 2015 at 12:15 PM

    Glad to hear you liked this. I’m looking forward to starting with book one. And yay for your Q&A with Jenny 🙂
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    • giselle

      June 18, 2015 at 5:21 PM

      🙂 Thanks so much for reading my reviews and for watching the Q&A

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