The day that Always and Forever Lara Jean was released to bookstores (a month later than anticipated, might I add) I drove to the nearest Barnes and Noble and bought an B&N exclusive edition. I was finished reading it by the end of the night.
Jenny Han, my first thought was simply this: that was the perfect way to conclude the trilogy of Lara Jean. For a while there I was very upset with you, but then you fixed everything and made it amazing.
In this third book we get to see a more raw side of Peter: not so arrogant, confident, and haughty as before (but yes it’s still there). His emotions are making him vulnerable, and it’s so endearing to witness. He is so invested in the relationship that he can’t pretend like it doesn’t matter. Lara Jean didn’t change much (thank goodness because she was already perfect), but at the same time she grew a lot.
This final book may have seemed unnecessary to some people, but it was the perfect sendoff for Lara Jean and Peter as they make the journey into college and the rest of their lives. As always, the writing was realistic and adorably cute, but also painful at times. Han made sure to keep us on the edge of our seats as she nearly destroyed the relationship we’ve all come to adore, and then she brought it all back together and tied it with a nice bow.
Everything about this book was good. I can’t really form proper words to describe it, but let’s just say the feeling I’m getting is fuzzyloveycutsieadorkablePeteramazing.
Since I didn’t make a Currently Reading for this (because I was too busy reading it), I’ll share the cover photo now.
(This image belongs to http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30312860-always-and-forever-lara-jean)
Ivy B. Lake