Filled with Rainbows and Puppy-Dogs | Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

Friday, June 16, 2017

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Publication Date: 5/2/17
Pages: 336
Source: purchased
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Lara Jean’s letter-writing days aren’t over in this surprise follow-up to the New York Times bestselling To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You.

Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding.

But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father’s wedding, she can’t ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter. She watched her sister Margot go through these growing pains. Now Lara Jean’s the one who’ll be graduating high school and leaving for college and leaving her family—and possibly the boy she loves—behind.

When your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?

Lara Jean and all of your favorite characters are back in the last and final book in Jenny Han’s contemporary series. It’s senior year and everything is going well. Lara Jean has a boyfriend, good grades and an amazing family. Now all she has to do is wait for confirmation that she has gotten into the college of her dreams. When college acceptances start rolling in, the unexpected happens which forces Lara Jean to change her plans, change her future. Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han is an adorable tale that will be sure to warm your heart.

  • It is always good to come back to an amazing series. Stepping my feet into the gorgeous life of Lara Jean—the wonderful characters we have grown to love, and the adorable family life Lara Jean has—it was like coming home. 
  • When I opened the book to the first page, I expected a cute, realistic story. Jenny Han does not disappoint. It seems with each new installment, Lara Jean and Kitty and the whole Song family (and maybe all the characters) keep getting cuter. To be honest, the book doesn’t pick up until page 80, when we start to get into the meat or the conflict of the story. Until then, it is the adorableness that we have grown to expect from a Lara Jean novel.
  • The contemporary genre should definitely welcome more series. I think getting to know these characters for three novels and being a part of Lara Jean’s life for so many milestones was a truly gorgeous time. The story came together for each novel seamlessly. 
  • Jenny Han is a wonderful writer, she excels in the contemporary genre, truly bringing everything to life. This is a series you can return to again and again.
  • There is little development and a plot that is not too exciting. However despite that, I absolutely loved every second of this book. I was never bored. I think with this book, it was more of spending as much time with these characters as I could before the end.
  • In my review for Han’s sequel, P.S. I Still Love You, I mentioned that the ending seemed so indecisive. It wasn’t anything special, a satisfying end that was just okay. So I’m happy that Jenny Han took the time to continue the story, in Always and Forever, Lara Jean, and make a gorgeous ending that will have you smiling so much that your cheeks start to hurt.
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Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han is an adorable puppy dog of a book, it comes running up to you so happily and even when it leaves, the smile on your face doesn’t vanish. Jenny Han welcomed us into Lara Jean’s realistic and fantastic life and, though this is the last book, Lara Jean will always and forever stay in our hearts.

P.S. I Still Love You (5/26/15): 4 stars

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  1. I absolutely loved the first two books in this series so I can't wait to read this final installment (after a quick re-read of book one and two). So happy to hear you enjoyed this and that it was a beautiful, adorable and heartwarming ending :)

  2. I love your pictures and the overall aesthetic of your blog! I haven't read the second or third book in the series yet, but your review made me super pumped to do so!!

    I'm new to blogging and book reviewing, and I was wondering if you had any tips for newbie bloggers and book reviewers.

    If you have the time, please check out my blog @breenysbooks. I'd love any feedback. Have a wonderful day.