Author: Jenny Han
Provided Synopsis: Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.
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.
Review: Dear Peter…
Here is what happens next.
After leaving readers in a cliffhanger with the salutation of Lara Jean’s letter to Peter, the story picks off right where we left it, which includes giving us the sought after letter! If To All the Boys was a story about learning to be more open to the world and the relationships that fate can bring, then P.S. is the story of what comes when one is in a high school relationship and how to sustain it. There is, of course, the light-hearted moments, but there are also the misunderstandings, and the struggles to develop trust, and the inevitable heartbreak.
To Jenny Han’s credit, I think she does an incredible job of writing characters that can endear themselves to the reader. Lara Jean is relatable in her thoughts, actions, and insecurities. Peter Kavinksy is charming, but he is also in no way perfect (nor should he be!) I leave this book happy with the end, but also unhappy in a weird juxtaposition of emotions. If I were to be picky, then I would say that I believe the resolution was reached too quickly in light of bringing another boy into Lara Jean’s world.
Still, the emotions this one was able to make me feel when Lara Jean and Peter have to have discussions with one another were everything. Those who loved book one will surely want this story as well.