P.S. I Still Love You
by Jenny Han
Released: May 26, 2015
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Series: To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Book 2
Preceded By: To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Page Amount: 337, US Hardback
POV: 1st Person (Lara Jean)
I read this book in one sitting, something I rarely ever do. I ran to the bookstore the day it was released, came home, crawled into bed, and then read until four in the morning. The sleepiness that resulted the following day was worth it. I really enjoyed this book. I have always been a fan of Jenny Han's books ever since I first read The Summer I Turned Pretty, and I have yet to be disappointed by her. Her books are light and airy, perfect reads for summer. However, this book also had a bit of drama and developed a more complex plot.
This book picks up right where To All the Boys I've loved before ended. Lara Jean is wrestling with having real feelings for Peter Kavinsky and is on her way to give him an apology letter. However, of course drama ensues as soon as she talks to Peter again. Eventually, John Ambrose McClaren enters the picture again, which creates quite the love triangle. Then Genevieve once again enters the picture leading to a love square. Needless to say, Lara Jean is confused. I found the plot of this book very entertaining because first loves are a little messy and confusing. It was interesting to see how Lara Jean wrestled with her feelings for the other three characters. This book also encompasses an Internet scandal, family dynamics, secrets, and the difficulty of friendships. Each of those additional plotlines and aspects of this book made it real and totally relatable. Once again, I loved seeing how Lara Jean interacted at home with her sisters Margot and Kitty. This book is more than just a love story. It's a depiction of one girl's journey through high school.
These characters were very well developed throughout this book. Lara Jean is a typical sixteen year old girl. She didn't think sometimes which could found a little frustrating, but to me that made her voice all the more realistic. I really loved getting inside of her head. She went through a lot of feelings that every teenager does, and I loved being able to see how she handled them. Contrary to many readers though, I'm not a huge fan of Peter K. I believe Lara Jean deserved better. Peter is arrogant and a stereotypical "cool" jock. He was not very good at all at communicating with Lara Jean which led to many problems in their relationship. For being such a manly man, I would've thought he would fight for his love. On the other hand, we finally get to officially meet John Ambrose McClaren. John is a good guy and a good friend. I loved seeing how John's relationship with Lara Jean grew throughout the book. However, Kitty was by far my favorite character. She is fierce. Her relationships with Lara Jean and Peter were really fun to read about. I also loved how she kept trying to set her dad up on dates. All in all, the characters all brought different personalities which made for some interesting scenarios.