August 3, 2015

Mini Duology Review: To All the Boys I've Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han 
355 pages
Published April 15th 2014
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Lara Jean keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her.

They aren't love letters that anyone else wrote for her, these are ones she's written. One for every boy she's ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she can pour out her heart and soul and say all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control.



P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
337 pages
Published May 26th 2015
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

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.

I absolutely adored this duology. There is something so real about To All the Boys I've Loved Before and P. S. I Still Love You. Jenny Han has a talent of making her plots and characters so authentic and realistic. The books also really captured the innocence of new, young love (or, at least I think it did since I know nothing whatsoever about being in love). Plus, I thought there was a really nice incorporation of Korean culture. Finally, I really liked the endings of both of these books. They were open-ended yet fulfilling.  

I like Lara Jean, but like many others Kitty, Lara Jeans little sister, is definitely my favorite character. She is loud and opinionated and doesn't stop from speaking her mind. I found her so funny and entertaining. I also loved Genevieve. Even though most people probably hated her because she acted like a complete b-i-t-c-h, I would die of excitement if she got her own book. A character I did not like was Margot. I found her very problematic and selfish. 

5 comments:

  1. Personally, I really didn't like Kitty as a character. She annoyed me most of the time and I thought she was very selfish and mean to Lara Jean. But that definitely didn't Keep me from absolutely loving this duology as well. It's just such a fun and cute read!

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    1. Yeah I understand where you are coming from, she was so mean to Lara Jean (hey that rhymes!), but she reminded me of myself as a child so I couldn't stop myself from loving her I'm glad you enjoyed these too! They are so cuteee

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  2. AHhh great review! I really loved this duology and how cutesy it was. The Korean culture mixed into the book added a really nice touch and made it a very interesting book. People seem to dislike Kitty but as a very sarcastic and sassy person she seems like me when I was younger haha. Glad you enjoyed! ;)

    ~Kaitlin @ Next Page Please!

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    1. I felt the same way about Kitty! I was like, THIS WAS ME AS A CHILD.

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  3. I've never read either of these books myself, but I hear some great things about it! I'm also very intrigued by the Korean culture the author puts in. That makes for a great diverse book!

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