Always and Forever Lara Jean

Author: Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon Schuster for Young Readers
Genre: Young Adult
Source: Purchased

Goodreads:  Lara Jean is having the best senior year. And there’s still so much to look forward to: a class trip to New York City, prom with her boyfriend Peter, Beach Week after graduation, and her dad’s wedding to Ms. Rothschild. Then she’ll be off to college with Peter, at a school close enough for her to come home and bake chocolate chip cookies on the weekends.

Life couldn’t be more perfect!

At least, that’s what Lara Jean thinks…until she gets some unexpected news.

Now the girl who dreads change must rethink all her plans—but when your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?

Ope’s Opinion:  This was the third and final book in this series.  It was just as good as the other two. I am saving them for my granddaughter, when she gets a bit older ( she is eight).    There is a lot of romance, but not casual sex.  There is a little foul language, but not over the top.

In this book Lara Jean is in her senior year and getting ready to go off to college.  It is such a busy time for students of that age.  This book really did a great job of showing the excitement and angst of this age.  Lara Jean has friends who are headed in different directions – some to college, some to jobs, some on to other things in life – it was good for a young adult to read and see options.

I sort of wish she would write Lara Jean off at college, but Jenny Han said this was the end of the series for her.



P.S. I Love You

Author: Jenny Han              ps
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Genre: Contemporary Young Adult
Source:  Purchased



Goodreads:  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.

Ope’s Opinion:  I have enjoyed several of Jenny Han’s books.  This is right up there at the top of them.  She can really capture a young girls heart and thoughts.  This is a book I would love to share with my granddaughters when they are a bit older.

Jenny Han’s characters are all very well developed, they have flaws and they are realistic. Relationships are handle with truth and honesty.  I think any girl could relate to at least one of the characters.

I will continue to look for books that Jenny Han writes.

Rating:  4 – I like this book so much I know several friends to share it with.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Author:  Jenny Han                              boys
Publisher:  Simon & Schuster
Genre: Contemporary Young Adult
Source: Purchased




Goodreads:  To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.

Ope’s Opinion:  This book was such a good read!  I love the relationship between the sisters.  They loved each other, but they also struggled to get along.

Learning who you are, who you like and who you can trust is all part of growing up.  In this book you saw Lara Jean and sisters go through all that without the advantage of having a mother to guide them.

At the end, I wanted more… a sequel, an update, something to show us where all three girls are now.

Rating:  Four Chairs – I like this book so much I know several friends to share it with.