Monday, July 27, 2015

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han


Page Count: 337
Published on: May 26, 2015
Published by: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Genre(s): YA, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction
Source: Print: Hardback: Library
Age Rating: PG-15

Where To Find ItGoodreads // Amazon 

My Rating: 3.5 stars

Twitter: @jennyhan



Goodreads synopsis:

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?

         In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I've Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of what makes it so amazing.

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Hey guys!

         If you've been following me on Goodreads, then you must have seen that I had been reading PSISLY this week, and I wasn't impressed. It takes quite a bit to get a 3.5 star rating. Over all, I felt that this book wasn't necessary to have. I agreed with Maddie & Bee (of the YouTube channel and blog "HeartFullOfBooks"), Jenny Han could have added about 30-40 pages to the end of To All The Boys I Loved Before, and it would have wrapped up the book quite nicely. 

What I Didn't Like: 
  • I don't like it that the Song girls call their parents Mommy & Daddy. I find that really juvinile but endearing sometimes. I guess that's just a nit-picky thing with me, so pay me no mind.  
  • Peter & Lara Jean's contract...if you like each other you don't need a list to set boundaries and have expectations. Talk to each other. Your relationship is unhealthy and weird. 
  • Lara Jean not trusting Peter, and Peter not being open about what was going on with Gen. 
  • Gen. If you've really got something going on with your family, but then buddy-ing up with your ex who's taken, you need to reassure a girl...it's girl code! Even if you don't like the girl at all, how would you feel if someone was doing that to you? 

What I Liked:

  • John and Lara Jean. I ship them so hard! They're so cute, and John is so romantic!
  • The character development for Gen. Now I know why she hates Lara Jean. I would too, but Gen sure doesn't want to seem in the wrong..talk to Lara Jean girl! Don't just drop a friend like that! Gah!
  • How Peter is so sweet with Kitty. He's a good boy, but he has communication issues. 
  • I love how the Song girls and their father cook. I wish I could cook and bake like Lara Jean! I need to start baking! 
  • I loved the little glimpses of Korean culture. Super cool.
  • I loved how close Lara Jean is to her family. I hate it when characters keep their lives a secret and are fake with their parents. Your parents care and you need to stay close to your parents, you never know when they'll be gone. (At least most parents anyway)
  • Jenny Han's writing is so poetic and lovely to read. It was a really fun read. it made me feel all the feels. Her writing is really easy to read and you get sucked into the character's life, and it's really beautiful. <3
  • I read it in less than a day. I love easy contemporaries! 
My Favorite Character: John or Peter
My Least Favorite Character: Gen

I hope you enjoyed this review! I like to change up the way I write them so comment down below if you like paragraph or bullet point format better! Or if you like a different way, I'll try it out! Keep the comments coming!

Enjoy guys!
Olivia
~livthebooknerd~
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