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

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

Author: Jenny Han // Published: May 2, 2017


Lara Jean’s letter-writing days aren’t over in this surprise follow-up to the bestselling To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You.

Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding.

But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father’s wedding, she can’t ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter. She watched her sister Margot go through these growing pains. Now Lara Jean’s the one who’ll be graduating high school and leaving for college and leaving her family—and possibly the boy she loves—behind.

When your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?




“I suppose I’ll say it all started with a love letter.”


It still hasn’t registered in my mind that I’ve finished this series. I started the first two books last year, but was way too busy to start the last one. I love this series with everything that I have. I have never been a contemporary or romance person but these books are what changed my mind.

Following Lara Jean and Peter’s story was so delightful. Lara Jean has got to be one of my favorite characters. That was decided the moment I picked up To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. This books felt more mature than the previous two books. You really grow with the characters, and Lara Jean is at the point where growing up is inevitable and change is about to happen. I think we’ve all been through this expereince. So close to graduating high school and starting to think about what our futures will look like. The growing anxiety of having to go through change and not knowing what kind of change we will be going through.

Lara Jean always has an open and positive mind and that’s what makes me feel connected to her character. She definitely changed and her character developed through all three books. Heck, even Peter changed from the first time we met him. Both of them struggled with their relationship. Both had to find ways to make sure things worked out no matter how far they were from each other.


“How crazy, how thrilling that your whole life trajectory can change in just one night.”


Overall, I’m so happy to have given these books a chance and to have read them with one of my most favorite people. I can say that I’ve finally found my favorite contemporary series. I would definitely recommend this to everyone. An adventure with Lara Jean Covey is definitely worth it.




Jenny Han


Jenny Han is the New York Times bestselling author of Shug, The Summer I Turned Pretty series, co-author of the Burn for Burn series, and most recently, the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy. She is a former children’s bookseller and children’s librarian. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.



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