Cuteness Overload! | Always and Forever, Lara Jean

Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All The Boys I've Loved Before, #3) by Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release date: May 2nd, 2017
Genres: YA, Romance, Contemporary
Pages:  336
Source: Bought it
Lara Jean’s letter-writing days aren’t over in this surprise follow-up to the New York Times bestselling To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You.

Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding.

But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father’s wedding, she can’t ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter. She watched her sister Margot go through these growing pains. Now Lara Jean’s the one who’ll be graduating high school and leaving for college and leaving her family—and possibly the boy she loves—behind.

When your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?

Hey, guys! I'm back! After almost a whole year of not posting book reviews, I'm finally back to pamper you with so many reviews you'll probably get sick of it! My college applications are done and now I can only sit back and pray for the best. With that being said, let's get down to the review, shall we?

I'm bored of doing my reviews the way I did back then, I'm gonna do this review differently now. First, let's pretend you're Lara Jean Song Coveya Korean-American 17-year-old girl who has long black hair and a very Asian feature that when you cosplay, everyone will think you're a manga character. Done? Here are the things you will have to deal if you are in Lara Jean's shoes in this final book of the To All the Boys I've Loved Before trilogy:
  • A Hot and Very Sweet Boyfriend. His name is Peter Kavinsky. He's the epitome of the most handsome and cutest 18-year-old boy you can find in your neighborhood. He plays lacrosse and is very good at it. He is so vain that there isn't a time he doesn't check himself out whenever he sees a mirror. However, he is always ready to spoil you with his love and not shy at all to show it to all the people in the universe. Oh, and you love him so dearly you can't imagine a life when he's not yours.
  • College Rejection and Acceptance Letters. Like a normal teenager, you are not perfect. Sure, working hard will help you reach your goals and dreams. But sometimes, things just aren't meant to be and you have to learn to let them go. Same thing with college, just because you and everyone around you are so sure that you will definitely be accepted at your chosen college, doesn't mean that college will accept you. You learn this the hard way. But don't worry, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. And this surely makes you stronger. 
  • LOTS of Family Drama. You have two sisters. A younger sister nicknamed Kitty and an older sister named Margot. You love all them with all your heart and vice versa. Bickerings and sarcasm are your everyday meal. However, you still have to deal with dramas when your sister isn't exactly fond of your soon-to-be-stepmother. 
  • A Killer Talent in Baking. Oh, how you love to bake! Some flour, sugar, baking soda, and chocolate magically turn into chocolate cookies in your hands (of course not literally)! You love to bake in any given opportunities. Can't sleep at night? Bake some cookies! Had a fight with Peter? Bake him a cake! Nothing can't be solved with just the perfect amount of sugar and other ingredients mixed together and baked at the right temperature. 
  • A Very Understanding Father. Your dad loves you and your sisters deeply and equally. Sure, he gets mad when you get drunk, go home past curfew, and stay inside your locked room too long with your boyfriend. However, he still loves you and is very understanding. He only gets mad because he loves you so much and wants the best for you.
  • Life With Nearly Zero Conflicts. You're a senior in high school now. So all you worry about is your prom dress, your boyfriend, and whether your chosen college accepts you or not. Everything else is just ornaments in the grand scheme of your life. But that's okay because once college starts, you can handle everything like a grown-up does (or so you think).
  • Your Opinion Matters The Most. Yep, that's right. You try hard not to roll your eyes and stifle your sigh of frustration when someone makes an opinion that contrasts with yours. But that's alright because, in the end, you'll always be able to tolerate and realize that your opinion might not be the best for everyone, after all.
With all of those being said, I can conclude that I enjoyed reading this book. It is light, fluffy, cute, adorable, and just the perfect book I needed to kick start my reading after being absent from the literary world for a year. It isn't perfect, but it surely made me giggle and sigh in happiness every time Peter and Lara Jean do something so sweet I can't even. I would totally recommend this book if you've read the previous two books in the trilogy because otherwise, you won't be able to catch up. And who reads the last book of a series without reading the previous ones, anyway?

My rating: ★ ★ ★ . 5

Reviewed by Inas 

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