Always and Forever, Lara Jean

Always and Forever, Lara Jean

eBook - 2017
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While helping plan her father's wedding, senior Lara Jean struggles with choosing a college and questions how graduation is going to change her relationship with her boyfriend Peter.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 1481430505 (electronic bk.)
9781481430500 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK FIC HAN
Characteristics: 1 online resource (325 pages)

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Chapel_Hill_KatieJ Aug 28, 2017

Lara Jean and Peter are still together as they start their last year of high school. They dream of going to UVA together. There’s a lot going on in their senior year, with seemingly endless graduation celebrations. The plot hinges on whether or not they will stay together in college. For people who liked the other two books in the series, it’s nice to see the continuation of their relationship. There are some weird plot points that I found annoying. Lara Jean lets Peter purposely exclude Josh from her father’s life, even though Josh had been very close to their entire family. Margot has pretty much no redeemable traits in this book, unlike the other two where she seemed to at least like her family. Peter’s absent father is introduced for no real reason. The most frustrating part of the book is how easily swayed Lara Jean is by those around her, but that’s very true to how high school is. Supposedly this is the last book about Lara Jean, and it is a good sendoff for her. A part of me hopes we see a book about Kitty someday. She seems like the most interesting and entertaining character in all three of the books!

laurabrary Aug 23, 2017

Sigh. I'm so sad to be saying goodbye to Lara Jean! This book was bittersweet, but to me, Lara Jean's growing pains and sentimentality for change and endings felt very real. Jenny Han did a great job of capturing the struggle of wanting to wrap up things in bows when so often that isn't possible, as well as the stress and fear that comes with facing the unknown. Of course, Lara Jean's style and hobbies added to the book's charm, as did her family and friends (and boyfriend). Lara Jean has always felt like a friend, and that was no different in this book. I thought it was a great way to wrap up Lara Jean's story.

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shayshortt
Jul 25, 2017

Unlike the previous two installments in the series, Always and Forever, Lara Jean has no embarrassing plot catalyst, which was a relief to me as someone who suffers from vicarious embarrassment. In To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Lara Jean was forced to face up to her past crushes—including her sister’s ex-boyfriend—when a box of her old love letters got mailed out. In P.S. I Still Love You, her tentative new relationship with Peter was tested when a video of them making out in a hot tub on a school trip was posted to an anonymous Instagram account. Always and Forever, Lara Jean doesn’t rely on any such device, and the book does not suffer for it. Jenny Han really captures the essence of senior year, and strikes the perfect balance in her conclusion to this series.

Full review: https://shayshortt.com/2017/07/25/always-and-forever-lara-jean/

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jun 29, 2017

The final chapter of Lara Jean and Peter's love story. It all started with a love letter and now they are preparing to go way to college together. Not every love story is perfect. Their plan was to go to UVA together but that all changes when Lara Jean doesn't get in and instead gets into a college three hours away. This is where their love story takes a turn and tests their relationship. They start to argue and feel distant from each other, but luckily, like most love stories, it's happily ever after for the two of them. Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars
- @Fallenangelhushhush of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Lara Jean finally has everything that she wants: a perfect boyfriend, her father is engaged to her next-door neighbor and Margot is coming home for the wedding.  Unfortunately, nothing stays the same and lately Lara Jean has  finally understood the true meaning of this saying. As she begins to choose which colleges to apply to, she realizes that her relationship with Peter is threatened. Now she must choose whether to follow Margot’s advice: never go to college with a boyfriend or her heart. In this book, Lara Jean is her usual self: quirky, lovable and funny. Unfortunately, as amazing as Lara Jean is, this book was not the best. I thought that P.S. I Still Love You was the last book of the series, but to my surprise Jenny Han decided to write another book. In my opinion, there was no need to write this book which is why I felt that the plot was not developed enough.
- @Vaseline of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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QnVz
Jun 29, 2017

Bittersweet it was. I picked it up because I had read the other two and wanted to know what happened next. Not as bright a star as the other two, but satisfying in knowing what happens to Lara Jean & the other crew.

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maroon_horse_64
May 19, 2017

I liked the book and ending! I thought Jenny Han did a good job sending Lara Jean off for college, and showing us the bonds between the sisters and friends.
Her book is relatable, funny, and can make you cry. I'd definitely recommend reading this book, it's a very nice ending to the series!

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shayshortt
Jul 25, 2017

It’s senior year, and Lara Jean Song Covey is anxiously awaiting her college acceptance letters, and looking forward to participating in traditions like the senior class trip, prom, and Beach Week. Her boyfriend Peter has already accepted a scholarship to play lacrosse for the University of Virginia, but Lara Jean is worried her grades aren’t good enough to into UVA. She’s keeping busy helping plan her father’s wedding to their next door neighbour, Ms. Rothschild, but sooner or later, the letters will come, and Lara Jean will have to make some big choices about her future.

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Jul 25, 2017

We’re all just counting down, passing time. Everyone knows where they’re going, and the right now already feels like it’s in the rearview. Suddenly life feels fast and slow at the same time. It’s like being in two places at once.

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