So I’m pretty late to the whole Jenny Han train. I just read To All The Boys I Loved Before basically right before the Netflix movie so I’d be caught up. But happily I finished listening to it before the next one!
Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?
So P.S. I Still Love You happens right after the first book, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and reading it right after seeing the movie felt like an extension of the movie experience. The voices of Peter and Laura were still so close in my mind it felt almost cinematic. I’m so excited for the upcoming production!
If you’re searching for the heartfelt family dynamics, like I was, then you’ll be very happy with P.S. I Still Love You because, in my opinion, it’s even better! First off, there seemed to be more interactions between Kitty and Laura, which I adored, and there’s still plenty of Margot for all the Margot fans! For me, these books are all about the family.
The Love Dynamics
While I definitely liked the dynamic of P.S. I Still Love You as it focuses a bit more on friendship – and losing friends, than the first book, I personally am not a fan of the will-they-won’t-they. Jenny Han navigates this well because in this book we’re introduced to John.
And love triangles represent almost two possibilities, roads less traveled, and when we decide it tells us a bit about ourselves. Whether someone represents a possibility, an escape, a chance we missed before. Can we really deny our feelings? This book has all sorts of complex dynamics regarding Laura and Peter, Laura and Genevieve, and we even see more of her father.
I enjoy this series a lot, not only because of how vivid Laura’s narrative voice is, and her family, but because of what reading this book as a teenager would have meant to me. Find P.S. I Still Love You on Goodreads, Amazon, Indiebound & The Book Depository.