Release Date: 2nd May 2017
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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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?
I’ve been a massive fan of this trilogy from the start, but I have to admit that I wasn’t particularly looking forward to the third instalment. It’s not that I was dreading it, but I didn’t think the series really needed to be a series. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before was a cute standalone, ya know? But regardless, I read the sequels because I’m a huge Jenny Han fan (is there a name for us? There should be.) and I ended up enjoying them both.
Always and Forever, Lara Jean turns everything upside down when Lara Jean can’t get into the college of her choice, meaning her carefully laid out plan doesn’t work out and she and Peter might have to go long distance. In true Lara Jean fashion, she tries her best to make things work while also rigidly sticking to her previous plan (I can relate!) before realising that she might have to adjust some things.
I love Lara Jean and I love Peter. I love Lara Jean’s family. Everything about this book was super cute and adorable and relatable. I really like how much Lara Jean has grown up throughout the course of this trilogy. She was very young and innocent in the first book, but now she is a lot more mature. Still a bit young, but whatever, she’s eighteen. But I like that her character growth is so noticeable.
Oh, and there’s a wedding! A really adorable wedding that I am the slightest bit in awe of.
I am sooooo glad that Han didn’t go with the epilogue thing again. The Burn for Burn series was ruined, in my opinion, by the damn epilogue, and I was really hoping there wouldn’t be one for this series. And there wasn’t! It was the best ending!