Always and Forever, Lara Jean

Cover photo of the book Always and Forever, Lara Jean
Jenny Han
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Jan 16, 2021

Always and Forever, Lara Jean​, Jenny Han’s final novel in her ​To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy, provided the perfect ending to the series; however, it still lacked compared to the first book. In this book, Lara Jean and Peter deal with the prospect of college and all that comes with it, especially being in a long-distance relationship and having different schedules.

The thing that I enjoyed most about this book was its realistic representation of what happens to relationships once high school ends. Both Lara Jean and Peter doubt each other, they pretend they can visit each other all the time, but eventually, they realize that it’ll take work to stay together. Their relationship developed a newfound maturity with the acceptance of all the obstacles they’ll face once they go to college.

Despite my slight disappointment in this installment of the series, it had the perfect ending, giving a sense of closure while leaving room for possibility. Everything came full circle; it began and ended with a contract. While this book was still a great read, it just lacked the excitement of the first book that I had hoped would continue throughout the series.

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Taylor E.

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