P.S. I Still Love You – Review // Fluffy and Fun, But Frustrating Too

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
Book 2 in the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy
Genre: YA contemporary, romance
Pages: 337
Format: hardcover
Source: library
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plot: 20/20
characters: 14/20
setting: 20/20
relationships: 14/20
twists: 20/20
88/100

If you follow me on social media, you’ll know that I had to binge-read this book because it needs to be returned to the library today. Even if that wasn’t the case, I probably would’ve flown through P.S. I Still Love You anyway. It’s just a really quick, fun read, ideal for anyone in search of fluff. 🙂

the plot

I’m surprised and happy to say that I found the story a lot more absorbing than the first one. I didn’t really know what would happen to Lara Jean, and in a contemporary like this one it was refreshing. Typically readers have a fairly good idea of what will happen if a book is set in the modern world, but that wasn’t the case here. I enjoy fluffy contemporaries, but I especially enjoy contemporaries that remain fluffy but can keep me on my toes. Anna and the French Kiss is a good example, and now this book can go on the list as well. 🙂

the characters

Lara Jean is one of the most relatable characters ever. She’s a year (well, two in the end) older than me, but I just understood her. She’s worrisome, awkward, and typically doesn’t have a bunch of self-confidence, but also caring, fun, and curious. I think just about all of that applies to me, and I enjoyed finding connections between us, despite the fact that she’s fictional. I think the two things I love most about her are her loving, sisterly attitude and her passion for baking. Sisters that care are slowly becoming more common, but for me it’s always a nice discovery in a book. I also find her hobby very unique, because how many girls in books enjoy baking? There are plenty that like pastries, but I’m pretty sure Lara Jean is the first I’ve found that makes them herself. 🙂

the setting

The story took place in Virginia, just like in the first book, but I think more places around Lara Jean’s town were explored. There wasn’t a ton of description, but I didn’t mind. I thought it was fun to get to know more about the area, since I’ve never been there in person. I especially liked the scenes at Belleview. 😉

the relationships

When I read the first book, I’d gone into it knowing Lara Jean’s family was basically everyone’s favorite part of the story but hadn’t been as big of a fan. That changed in this book. Margot was much more sisterly and caring, even when she was over in Scotland. Kitty was still kind of a brat, but I’ve come to appreciate her brutal honesty because I’ve realized that it’s her way of showing her love. And I just want to say that I really appreciate and admire their dad. He’s still fairly clueless, but he tries so hard to be a great father and make up for their lack of a mother figure. After reading this, I can now fully agree that the Song-Covey family is one of the best in the YA world. 🙂

My other big issue with the first book was the love interests. Peter’s role remained the same, but now instead of Josh, it’s John. I really wasn’t sure what to think regarding this specific part of the story. I ended the last book on Team Lara Jean, and at the moment I’m not entirely sure if that’s changed. At the start of this book I started to like Peter almost instantly, but toward the middle I started to prefer John. It remained that way when Peter expressed his jealousy, and by the end I was just confused. Peter was starting to redeem himself, but I also still really like John, so I guess I’ll have to read the final book when it’s released to make up my mind. 😉

the twists

More often than not, there’s one or two things in each contemporary book that surprise me. This book was an exception, because in less than 100 pages I was already caught off guard twice, maybe even three times. Beyond that point it was a bit less exciting, but I was already intrigued and engaged in the fluffy fun to think about it much. 🙂

overall

P.S. I Still Love You was exactly the fluffy read I needed after all of my recent intense reads, and the push required to make me want the third book once it’s out. It was fun to go on this little adventure with Lara Jean and to see how great her family really is. The only reason I consider it frustrating was the romance situation, particularly with Peter. That aside, though, I’ll definitely need to buy my own copy of this book. 🙂

my rating: 4½ out of 5 stars


Have you read this book? Is it on your TBR? If you have read it, what did you think? I’d love to know! Tell me in the comments! 🙂

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I’m not sure what I’ll be reading next, because after I post this I’m going to the library. 😛 I hope you all have a fabulous day/night! ❤

Until next time…

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13 thoughts on “P.S. I Still Love You – Review // Fluffy and Fun, But Frustrating Too

  1. I love this series! I relate to Lara Jean so much as well, and love that she bakes. All the food and cookie description are everything 😀

    I love the sister and close family aspect as well, Kitties one of my favourite characters and I really love John Ambrose. I’m so excited for the 3rd book, have you seen the cover for it? It’s my favourite of the 3!

    Great review 🙂

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  2. I don’t read many contemporaries (actually the last one I read was horrible so I’v been further deterred), but Anna and the French Kiss and this one seem like great ones to try! 🙂 Plus, I love the way you rate your books. Seems a fair grading system 🙂

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    1. Thank you! 😊 I adore Anna and the French Kiss, so I definitely recommend that one! I enjoyed To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, the first book in this trilogy, too, but this one is my favorite. 😉 I hope you enjoy them both! They’re great fluffy reads! 💙

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