Review: Always and Forever, Lara Jean

Always and Forever, Lara Jean

Jenny Han

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #3


Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 02-May-2017
Date Started: 2-Sep-2018
Date Finished: 12-Nov-2018
Format: Hardback
Pages: 325
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Young Adult, YA
ISBN: 9781481430487
Source: Barnes & Noble


Lara Jean is having the best senior year.

And there’s still so much to look forward to: a class trip to New York City, prom with her boyfriend Peter, Beach Week after graduation, and her dad’s wedding to Ms. Rothschild. Then she’ll be off to college with Peter, at a school close enough for her to come home and bake chocolate chip cookies on the weekends.

Life couldn’t be more perfect!

At least, that’s what Lara Jean thinks . . . until she gets some unexpected news.

Now the girl who dreads change must rethink all her plans—but when your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?”



So many emotions bubbled up while reading this novel! I cried, so much that I had to pause and dry my eyes so that I could read more!

To begin, I have a problem when it comes to the final book in a series I adore, which is that I slowly savor the book so that it won’t end. That is what happened here with my 2.5 month journey to finish this novel. This book brought me back to my senior year of high school (8 years ago) and all the highs and lows that come with that age. Just the reminiscing and changes had me close to tears, happy ones and sad ones. This novel touched on so many life changes and how to work through them, a few of those represented are new family members, graduating highschool, senior prom, choosing a college, just growing up in general. Each event and the corresponding emotions were so eloquently written and explored through the eyes of Lara Jean.

While I am sad this is the last of the series, I look forward to more great novels from Jenny Han in the future.

About the Author

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.

What’s in your bag? pens, Tom Ford lipstick (one red, one pink), lip balm, mini notebook, eyeglass cleaner
What’s your favorite city? New York in the fall
Where do you write? in cafes, on the subway, in other people’s houses
Morning or night? Night
Which Hogwarts house are you? Slytherin
Favorite booksI Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes, Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier”


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