P.S. I Still Love You
By Jenny Han
“So much of love is chance. There’s something scary and wonderful about that.”
I’m actually writing this book talk a long time after having read it because I started reading other books and got stuck in a slump but finally here it is; my book talk for P.S. I Still Love You. I think out of the three (To All the Boys I’ve Loved, P.S. I Still Love You and Always and Forever, Lara Jean) this one is my least favorite. Too much drama, Lara Jean was really annoying and that’s all I’m saying without spoiling.
Characters? Pretty much same characters, I still love Kitty and Peter the best. Lara Jean had me rolling my eyes all the time (I just really couldn’t) John, the new character, was fine. He was cute, always in the way and a pretty nice guy but… obviously I didn’t like him because Team Peter! All the way. Also there was Stormy who turned out to be John’s grandma? Wtf. She was cool but she was team John and that just doesn’t flow with me. Sorry.
Setting? Again, the setting was the same except we get the tree house but only for a hot second and also the home where Lara Jean volunteers and helps old people, which is sweet.
Plot? I feel like we would have been fine without this book (or even the next one). The story kind of drags on and while there is a new love interest and old rivalries, it just didn’t do it for me. Everything that happened was expected, there were no big cliff hangers or surprise endings. I guess it was kind of boring.
Recommend? No (my first no) I mean unless you read the first one and want to keep going, it’s not that long and an easy read. Just a warning though Lara Jean will drive you insane in this one.
Now scroll down if you don’t want spoilers.
Favorite Part? When Peter took Kitty for her birthday and he was so cute with her. They have the best relationship a girlfriend could hope for her sister and boyfriend to have. Also, there was a moment when Lara Jean thought Kitty was like her and Kitty threw us the whole “we could put red food coloring in the syrup, too, to make it look like blood” and prove she is a whole other character on her own and way more awesome.
Least Favorite Part? It wasn’t a part specifically but this obsession Lara Jean had with Genevieve bothered me so much. She wouldn’t leave it alone, it was all Genevieve this and Genevieve that. Get over it, Peter did.
What would I change? There was a moment in the book that Peter was being “rude” or a “bad boyfriend” which they always do when a new love interest pops up. All of the sudden the character that was perfect for the main character is not anymore so we can give this new character a chance and create a triangle. So unnecessary and predictable.
Final Thoughts? This book felt forced. I think if Jenny Han (the author) would have just made the first one a little longer to solve all the conflicts and give a happy ending, this book wouldn’t be needed.
And that’s that for this review. Apparently, a movie is on the works with the same cast as “To all the Boys I’ve Loved” before so at least we’re getting a lot more of Noah Centineo. Let me know if you guys have read this book and what you thought.