Friday, June 30, 2017

Review: Always and Forever, Lara Jean

Title Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All The Boys I've Loved Before #3)
By Jenny Han
Genre YA Contemporary
Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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?

First Sentence
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.


  1. It is sad when a series you love starts letting you down. Sorry this wasn't as good as you were hoping. That Lara Jean does sound like an annoying girl. I want to at least give the first book a try.

    1. She's not bad but her annoying charmed life started to annoy me.

  2. Sounds like she does have it kinda made which can make it hard to relate- we're not all rich right lol? Sorry this one wasn't quite great.

  3. I looked for this one at the library the other day but it wasn't there. :(

  4. I really want to read these. I think I'd like them.

  5. It's always a bummer when a beloved series starts to let you down. I can't stand those rich, beautiful, heroines with charmed lives either. Give me a normal, relatable girl and I'll root for her all the way!

  6. I'm intrigued by what Peter wrote in her yearbook, but I think I'm just going hope I forget about it in a few days. I was happy with how things ended and I don't want to take away from that happiness. I kind of already decided not to read it and since you would have given it a 2... I'm going to pass.

  7. I looked for this one at the library the other day but it wasn't there.