The finale of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before


Hailey Cingel, Staff Writer

 Jenny Han’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before isn’t the end of Lara Jean and Peter’s story. Han wrote an additional two books to continue the pair’s love story.  

   Han’s second novel in the series, PS, I Still Love You, was released in early 2017. In this story, the beloved couple breaks up, and Lara Jean moves on to John Ambrose, who was shown briefly at the end of the first movie.  

   Han wrote another hit with this book and came up with an interesting storyline to continue the journey of high school love. At no point in Han’s second novel is the story boring or overdone, and the reader is constantly left wondering what will happen next.

   As for Han’s third and final novel in the series, Always And Forever, Lara Jean, the material was long and tough to get through. At this point in the story, Han seems to struggle to piece together a complete story.

   Lara Jean is conflicted by which college she wants to attend, and this puts on a strain between her and Peter. The finale to Han’s series was bland and long.

   Both novels were well written and easy to follow, but Han hurt the entirety of the series with the third novel. The entire conflict during the 300-page book was centered around Lara Jean choosing a college.  

   While this is accurate to real life, Han chooses to focus on that rather than the couple.  At the beginning of the book, I expected to read about one final adventure for the beloved pair, but in the end was left highly disappointed with where the story went.

   Overall, Han wrote a strong series. Throughout the first two books, the reader has a hard time putting the book down, with several plot twists. The series was very well constructed right until the end, with the finale leaving readers confused and angered.  I would recommend this series to any reader who is interested in a high school love story, with added bits of drama and real life choices.

   Netflix will be releasing the second movie, P.S. I Still Love You, on Feb. 12, 2020.  The cast will include the original characters, played by Lana Condor and Noah Centineo.