Book Review: Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before #3) by Jenny Han

Welp, I did it. I finished this series and let me just say, it took a lot out of me to finish it. Book one was great, absolutely loved it. Book 2&3? I honestly don’t know what happened. Book 3 had to be my least favorite. I’m sad this series didn’t end up being as great as I hoped, but I bet the movies will be fantastic.

Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #3)

Title: Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before #3)

Author: Jenny Han

Pages: 325

Format: paperback

Genre: young adult, contemporary, romance

Publication Date: May 2, 2017


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? 

  • Trina – Trina really put a nice perspective into the story. In my opinion, Margot, Lara Jean, and her dad are basic characters with just plain happy attitudes. I like Kitty, but even in this book she was a little ehh. Trina though? Her character brought in imperfection. Brought in humor, light heartedness that this story needed badly!
  • The dad gets married – Finally! I’ve been waiting 3 whole books for this guy to get married and move on! I honestly would’ve DNF’d this one if it wasn’t for the fact I knew he was going to get married.
  • Peter – Honestly, the relationship as a whole is horrible, but I really don’t like Peter. He’s a jerk! Like I’m sorry, when I see Peter I see Noah Centineo now, and although you’re cute and I love you Noah, you play a horrible, bratty little character. He’s so inconsiderate, emotional, and not a good boyfriend! I was kind of hoping she’d end up going to college without a boyfriend! It’s like… he’s rude and he’s only really thinking about himself until they fight and then he does something really sweet. That’s just my little rant on Peter lol.
  • The writing – I felt like the writing just dragged on… and on… and on. I found myself skimming entire pages of writing just because it was unnecessary information that I neither cared about nor wanted to read.
  • CHRIS – I really, really wanted Lara Jean to stand up to Chris. I hated Chris the entire series. I think I liked Gen better than Chris! GEN! She’s I think the worst bff character I’ve ever seen written in a book.
  • There was no need for this book – I read the acknowledgements in the back and I realized that Jenny Han didn’t even really want to write this book! I think ending it at book 2 would have been plenty and it would’ve been a great series for me. But this book was just not needed. Not in the slightest.

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