Book Review: Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

Book 3 in the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy

Published in 2017

325 pages

5 out of 5 stars

Goodreads Sypnosis:

Lara Jean is having the best senior year. And there’s still so much to look forward to: a class trip to New York City, prom with her boyfriend Peter, Beach Week after graduation, and her dad’s wedding to Ms. Rothschild. Then she’ll be off to college with Peter, at a school close enough for her to come home and bake chocolate chip cookies on the weekends.

Life couldn’t be more perfect!

At least, that’s what Lara Jean thinks…until she gets some unexpected news.

Now the girl who dreads change must rethink all her plans—but when your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?

My Review:

This book was such a fitting and emotional ending to such a fabulous trilogy! From the very start of this book it felt so bittersweet: I didn’t want to say goodbye to Lara Jean Song Covey; it felt like, throughout the trilogy, that I was welcomed into her family and her day to day life; she is actually one of the most relatable characters, to me, so I tried to hold on to this even more but it was so addictive, and fast paced and emotional: I definitely couldn’t put it down!

Everything in this book was flawless, there were some moments in this book that made me so emotional: I want infinite books about Lara Jean, Kitty too! In this book, we find out that Dr Covey is sending his daughters to Korea for a month, I’d love to read about that! And see Peter K and Lara Jean being all cute over Skype or FaceTime; I can totally imagine it! 

But, back to this book at hand: every moment was utterly precious! All the characters had matured so much, especially Lara Jean! Throughout this book, choices are made and things are realised: and it was even more emotional to see the outcomes of these; and then how things are set in motion from these choices! I tried to sacour this, but I needed to see how it would end! And I definitley wanted more! Every character in this book is utterly precious; and I felt the way they all did, like, Jenny Han writes these characters: Margot’s sadness about feeling left out, Kitty wanting to be included in everything, to Lara Jean’s uncertainty and slight fear about the future and change. 

Lara Jean and Peter K aside, I couldn’t get enough of Dr Covey and Katrina, or Tree, as Kitty calls her. I loved her interactions with each sister, it definitley warmed my heart and was so endearing!! 

All this and so much more made such a fitting finale for this trilogy; I’m definitley going to miss these characters! But I will think back to them for sure, “I wonder if Margot found those red glasses she’s always wanted in Korea?” And more! 

I’ll leave it there; these books are definitley among my favourite contemporaries! I can’t recommend them enough.

Happy reading ⚘

Brooklyn 🌈

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