Always and Forever, Lara Jean
Author: Jenny Han | Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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?
One day all of this will be proof, proof that we were here, proof that we loved each other. It’s the guarantee that no matter what happens to us in the future, this time was ours.
This was one roller coaster of a trip. This entire trilogy has had me questioning my book choices. As mentioned in a previous review, I am not a contemporary novel type of person.
But this trilogy completely drained me of all emotions and had them land on the pages of this book. Absolutely wonderful, absolutely heart-wrenching, heart-stopping and heart-melting. Jenny Han is a talented writer who manages to make tons of people feel feelings and she is a magnificent person for it.
Although I will admit that the ending of this book seemed a bit too bunched up for my liking (everything felt fast and things didn’t really change until halfway through), I still felt like it ended somewhere that was okay for me.
I would have loved to see more drama — I mean, John Ambrose McClaren is a god amongst men and people are failing to recognize his power and potential, #JohnAmbroseMcClarenDeservesBetter.
Even with my internal struggles with this book, however, I cannot recommend this series enough. The Covey sisters are wonderful, enlightening and Kitty is such a powerful, bad-ass character and she must be protected at all costs.
As stated before, I was in tears when this series reached its end. I hate to see books go, especially ones that don’t have solid, concrete endings. I wish Lara Jean the best, always and forever.
This book deserves to be talked about every day, I love it so much. I have a little hole in my heart now.
I guess that’s part of growing up, too–saying goodbye to the things you used to love.
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