A long overdue review of P.S. I Still Love You. Some spoilers ahead so don’t read on if you don’t want to know anything about second instalment of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before…
Book: P.S. I Still Love You
Author: Jenny Han
Genre: Young Adult / Contemporary / Romance / Fiction
Age Recommendation: 12+
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: 26th May 2015
Let’s go all in. No more contract. No more safety net. You can break my heart. Do whatever you want with it.”
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before was on my to-read list for a long while but I never got around to reading it before Netflix released the film adaptation last year. I fell in love with the film and then again with the book. I loved it so much that when I was finishing the first book, I had the next instalment, P.S. I Still Love You, open on the first page ready to continue reading straight away.
If you’ve seen the first film, this book starts about 10-15 minutes before the end. It’s the Christmas holidays and Lara Jean and Peter’s pretend relationship is starting to get a little more real than they’d expected. Lara Jean is writing her second letter to Peter (no cute confession of love in a lacrosse field I’m afraid!) And that hot-tub drama is about to go on a whole lot longer! Not forgetting a boy from Lara Jean’s past returns to her life, along with her feelings for him.
Before reading this book, I was very aware that Peter Kavinsky would not be the only man in Lara Jeans life. I was quietly dreading the introduction of anyone else because I just loved Peter too much. But I didn’t need to worry. John Ambrose McLaren is equally charming in his own ways and different enough that I didn’t mind Peter facing a bit of competition. Just go in with an open heart!
Like TATBILB, P.S. I Still Love You is written in first person, present tense from Lara Jean Covey’s point of view. This book is another very easy read and had me immersed in Lara Jean’s mind from page one. It’s one of those books you can come back to after a few days and dive straight back in as if you never stopped reading. P.S. I Still Love You, brings back most of the loveable characters from the first book. Alongside the romance, it also tackles family relationships and old friendships so there’s lots of relatable moments for everybody. There’s a little more excitement and adventure compared to the first book, there’s heartbreak but plenty of magical moments to make up for it. It was another fun, emotional read that left my heart feeling so full.
P.S. These books are quite short, easy reads but I got through the first two so fast I have barely read the last instalment because I know I will be sad when it’s over. So no spoilers please!