The final story in the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy has arrived. It should provide all the closure you’ll ever need for Lara Jean’s story.
Fans of the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series did not expect to get this final chapter in the saga, but what a final chapter it is. High school is one hell of an adventure, and we really need to see how Lara Jean’s high school adventure ends once and for all. Check out the synopsis and our review of the book below.
About ‘Always and Forever, Lara Jean’
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?
‘Always and Forever, Lara Jean’ book review
Lara Jean Song has always been a very different kind of heroine. When I first started To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, I quickly fell for a heroine who enjoys spending time with her family, baking cookies, and having fun crafting at home. It was nice to read such a realistic, down-to-earth heroine who felt so relatable. I also have siblings that love to drive me crazy, so Kitty’s antics always put a smile on my face, too.
It’s nice to know that no matter what life throws at her, Lara Jean is always going to stay true to Lara Jean. She may not have had the most dramatic struggles thrown her way, but her dilemmas were things that I remembered struggling through in high school.
Seeing this final chapter of her story play out was like looking back through time. I remember the struggles of deciding on a college, thinking about my major, trying to figure out how much time away from home would be too much, and how I was going to keep in touch with family and friends once I’d gone.
Lara Jean doesn’t always make the best decisions. She doesn’t always do the right thing. She tries very hard to be a good person, and apologizes when she makes mistakes. Watching her navigate one of the most trying and confusing times in a young person’s life is cathartic for those that have already lived through it.
And for those that haven’t, let Lara Jean’s struggles serve as a perspective into a time in your life that is going to be difficult, but necessary. It reminds us all that it’s okay to make mistakes, as long as you are willing to handle the consequences of your actions.
Is it sad to say goodbye to Lara Jean now? Yes, as it was at the end of P.S. I Still Love You. It’s hard to know that this is where the story is going to leave us, but it’s also reassuring that, as a fictional character, we can imagine what Lara Jean is doing at just about any time in her life for the rest of our lives.
We’ve gotten to know this character very well, so I can imagine how she handles the challenges that life throws her way as she navigates the newest drama with her clubs and classes. I can see her getting her first apartment and Skyping with Margot and Kitty as she hangs art on her walls. I can hear the midnight phone calls with Peter as she tells him about applying for internships and starts the post-college job hunt. Life goes on for Lara Jean, and we can return to her story for guidance any time we’d like.