Review: P.S. I Still Love You

P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #2)P.S. I Still Love You
(To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #2)
Author: Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Published: May 26, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
My Rating:

threestars

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.

MY THOUGHTS…

PS I STILL LOVE YOU

“So much of love is chance. There’s something scary and wonderful about that.”

— Spoilers ahead —

The second book of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is more entertaining, witty, and hilarious.

What disappointed me was Peter.

Wait a minute…

Is Peter Kavinsky the same Peter Kavinsky I’ve read in the first book? Why the heck did he turn out to be such an effin’ dick?

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Seriously. Why did Jenny Han build transform his character like that? I admire Lara Jean’s character development here. She grew up emotionally with so much calmness and control despite the hell that happened to her.

But Peter. Why, Jenny Han? Why made me hate Peter? You know I love him in the first book, right? Did you seriously just turn him into an immature A-hole? The way Peter treated Lara Jean? It didn’t sit well on me. It just didn’t. Not to mention the fact that he’s still attached to his ex-girlfriend, Genevieve. SMH.

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And the plot. Why was it such a big mess?

And that ending. THAT’S IT??! Like, THE END? And just like that? Whoa! I don’t even know if that’s a good ending at all.

But the good thing, nevertheless, is that I enjoyed most parts of it. Like I said, it was highly entertaining and even funnier. Give it all to KITTY!!

Another good thing was JOHN AMBROSE MCCLAREN. This guy is a total bae and I just want to make that unequivocally clear. Ha! While Jenny Han made Peter such a dick, she built such a great character out of John. A complete opposite with the male lead. And up until now, I still could not get why the author did that. Transforming the lead man into a complete jerk and highlighting a secondary male character by giving all the good traits on him.

The ending was unsatisfactory. There was no real conclusion whatsoever. I don’t even agree with Lara Jean accepting Peter back like that. I think the kiss-and-make up thing was too easy. After all?

*sigh

Honestly, I feel like I’m being generous with my 3-star rating on this, but well.

It was still a fun read after all.

Rating: 3 Stars

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Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
(To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #1)
Author: Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Published: April 15, 2014
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
My Rating:

fourstars

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.

MY THOUGHTS…

TATBILB

“I think I see the difference now, between loving someone from afar and loving someone up close, you see the real them, but they also get to see the real you.”

A cuteness overload book! Reading another Jenny Han’s book as good as this is making me feel warm and fuzzy inside. I love it! Miss Jenny Han really never fails!

This book is a light and easy read. It’s also swoon-worthy. I love the author’s writing style, as usual. And of course, I love the characters– Peter Kavinsky and Kitty, especially.

What I like best about this book is the fun moments. There is always humor in it and at some point, I found myself really laughing out loud. The family drama is also well-done. I like Lara Jean’s personality and how she was able to handle her responsibility after Margot went to Scotland. She was at first, quite annoying, but that’s okay since she’s a teenager and teenagers normally act that way, right? But I really like the way her character improves all throughout the book.

The romance is also good. So sweet and cute! I feel like I’m back to being a teenager once again and it’s kind of refreshing in a way. Now I’m excited for P.S. I Still Love You!

Rating: 4 Stars

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REVIEW: The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer, #1)

The Summer I Turned Pretty
(Summer #1)
Author: Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Published: May 5, 2009
Genre: Young Adult, Romance
Contemporary
My Rating:

five-stars

Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer–they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one terrible and wonderful summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.

MY THOUGHTS…

“It’s the imperfections that make things beautiful.”

It’s my first Jenny Han read so I couldn’t help but feel relieved and happy to find out that I love her work. The Summer I Turned Pretty is indeed a pretty one. It’s actually my weakness-kind-of-book to be honest, because I love summer-themed romantic stories and this– this simply never fails. It has the summer lovin’ that I’ve been looking!

By reading this, I found myself reminiscing We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. It pretty has the same concept with that book when it comes to family dramas, romance, and all. The difference is that this book emphasizes more about love triangle thingy, which I don’t mind. Because who wouldn’t want to read a book that has two gorgeous and interesting guys who are both quite attracted to a girl?

I love everything in this book. I am also surprised to find out that Belly is not at all annoying because hey, most YA female characters tend to annoy me, but Belly? Nope. I like her spirit, her vivacity, and how sweet she simply is to everyone around her, especially to Susannah.

Jeremiah and Conrad also did not fail to fascinate me. All throughout the book I was struck by how attractive and intriguing the brothers are. To the point where I could not exactly decide who’s going to be my bet for Belly between the two of them. Whoa! The love triangle is perfectly executed here.

As a whole, this book is really promising. I love it and I think you guys should check this out if you haven’t read this yet.

Rating: 5 Stars

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