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.
“I could fall in love with you so easily. I’m halfway there already. You’re so perfect in my memory, and you’re perfect now. It’s like I dreamed you into being. Of all the boys, you’re the one I would pick.”
Seriously, this book is so adorable! Lara Jean is so cute in a quirky way, Peter Kavinsky is such a romantic guy, such a nice person and their relationship is so adorable in general! John Ambrose Mclaren is also an amazing guy, I’m torn between him and Peter! And Lara Jean’s family is so close with each other. Lara Jean is such a lucky girl.
“Because over and over one thoughts runs in my head on a loop: I miss my mother. I miss my mother. I miss her so much.”
“Kitty’s care are still manageable; they can fit in the palm of my hand. I like that she still depends on me for things. She sprung out like a weed, without a mother, just two sisters and a dad. That is no small feat. That’s something extraordinary.”
I love how family oriented this book is. We can see how close Lara is with her family. They always look out for each other, and want the best for each other. The sisters tell each other everything. And the sisters also really close with their dad. They love each other, so many adorable family moments! There hasn’t been much YA book where the main character is really close with his/her family. And since Lara Jean is part Korean, we also explores a bit more of Korean culture.
“Lara Jean, just remember, the girl must always be the one to control how far things go. Boys think with their you-know-whats. It’s up to you to keep your head and protect what’s yours.”
“Life is sexist. If you were pregnant, you’re the one whose life changes. Nothing of significances changes about the boy. You’re the one people whisper about.”
It discuss about serious issue like sex a lot. It gives stern warning about how society is sexist, how we female decide how far we want to go and who gets to do those things. It teaches us to respect ourselves more, to be more careful. It also talks about heartbreak, family, and friendship.
The characters grow up so much in this book, but they’re still familiar and still our beloved characters. Lara Jean isn’t so naive, Kitty is so cute yet fierce at the same time, we get to see more side of Genevive story, Peter isn’t what we thought he is, and Margot isn’t that bossy anymore. I just love love love them so much!
I love this book so much! This book is so warm and full of fluff (and it’s heartbreaking to at some points), and it feels my heart with so many beautiful emotions. I remember how it feels being in love, remember playing with my childhood friends (we aren’t close anymore) and being in love (John reminds me of my first crush). Okay I’m getting to personal here. But you guys get my points. It hits the right spot, reminds you of so many things in your childhood, and it makes you feel nostalgic. Not so many book could do that to me. It’s absolutely beautiful and I think this book is better than the first one. Really loving this book.