Friday, June 30, 2017
Review: Always and Forever, Lara Jean
By Jenny Han
Genre YA Contemporary
Lara Jean and Peter are back. Graduation is just a few short months away and college acceptance letters are on there way. When Lara Jean doesn't get into the school she wanted, the one Peter is getting into, her heart is broken. Can she go to another school far away and still have a relationship?
I like to watch Peter when he doesn't know I'm looking.
While honestly, I liked the first book in this series the best, I'm always up for more of Lara Jean and Peter so I was excited that the author decided to write another book in the series.
Sadly, I felt like this one didn't have enough going on. The major plot line, while something a lot of high school sweethearts have to deal with, wasn't substantial enough to carry the story along and as a result the whole book sort of meandered along.
And this time around I found myself annoyed with Lara Jean. I felt like she had such a charmed life. You know, nothing bad ever really happens to her, she doesn't have to work, has tons of money because her dad is rich, she's flawlessly beautiful, everyone loves her, she's talented and smart and on and on and on! I'm very begrudging of people like this at the moment so maybe I shouldn't have read this one right now.
Honestly I was only going to give this one 2 stars but what Peter writes in her year book was so stinkin' cute I gave it another star.
I'm sure this was the last book in the series but, if not, I'm done with it either way.
Should you read it
Sure, especially if you want to see what Peter writes in her year book.