- Age Range: 12 and up
- Grade Level: 7 - 9
- Series: To All the Boys I've Loved Before (Book 3)
- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 2, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1481430483
- ISBN-13: 978-1534402850
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 203 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,272 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I've Loved Before) Hardcover – May 2, 2017
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Behind the Scenes at the Always and Forever, Lara Jean Cover Shoot
Find out what it was like at the Always and Forever, Lara Jean cover shoot with author Jenny Han! See if you can guess which props belonged to the author when she was in high school.
This cover shoot was insanely fun. The model, Helen Chin, has been with us since the first book. Helen's the exact same age as Lara Jean, so she has aged right along with the books--16 for To All the Boys I've Loved Before, 17 for P.S. I Still Love You, and 18 for Always and Forever, Lara Jean.
I brought in a lot of my own things for this shoot. The pink hairbrush, the framed picture of Leonardo DiCaprio, the little teacups, the perfume bottles. I wanted the space to feel as personal and as real as possible. There are also some things from my high school bedroom-- you can't see it here, but there's a gold spray-painted picture from Romeo + Juliet on the floor. I spray painted it myself! Teenage me was very into Leo.
From School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—A bittersweet conclusion to the charming YA romance series. Lara Jean Song Covey embarks on her senior year with lots to look forward to—her widower father's wedding, a trip to New York City, graduation, and college with her adorable boyfriend Peter Kavinsky. But when her plans for the future start to unravel, the middle Song sister (who has never been good with change) questions what her heart truly wants. Featuring the same endearing sister relationships, mouthwatering descriptions of Lara Jean's cooking, and timeless coming-of-age conflicts, this final volume in the series will continue to delight Han's fans. Though the protagonist has grown over the three books, she is still the thoughtful, crafty, dreamy girl next door with whom readers first fell in love. Just as the characters have grown up, so have the series's themes—the couple discuss the practicalities of their "first time," and Lara Jean gets her first hangover. The beginning of the novel is mostly conflict-less, while the second half is filled with big life choices, breakups and makeups, and lots more. However, the pace is in keeping with the rush of senior year. Peter and Lara Jean's romance takes center stage, but above all, Lara Jean learns to choose for herself, which is refreshing. VERDICT Sparkling dialogue, swoon-worthy scenes, and likable characters make this a gem of a selection for most YA collections where Sarah Dessen, Nicola Yoon, and Jennifer E. Smith are popular.—Shelley M. Diaz, School Library Journal
“Sweetly funny.” (Entertainment Weekly)
* "Han's story is timeless. First love, finding one's identity in school and at home, and navigating the delicate transition from child to adult are all universal themes in young adult literature, and Han does a great job exploring them. She has written a sweet, coming-of-age love story that will surely please fans of the first two books who are likely clamoring for this conclusion." (VOYA, starred review June 2017)
"Featuring the same endearing sister relationships, mouthwatering descriptions of Lara Jean’s cooking, and timeless coming-of-age conflicts, this final volume in the series will continue to delight Han’s fans.... Sparkling dialogue, swoon-worthy scenes, and likable characters make this a gem of a selection for most YA collections" (School Library Journal May 2017)
"A must-have conclusion....Fans of Han’s best-selling series will turn out in droves to get their hands on this conclusion to Lara Jean’s story." (Booklist May 2017)
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All of the conflicts in this book comes from the simple fact that Lara Jean and Peter are 18 and having to make their first huge life choices. What are they going to do after graduation? Will they stay together? Go to college together? Plan their lives around one another? How much of your life can you plan out when you are only eighteen? What does it mean to be an adult and to grow up? Anyone who has graduated or is about to graduate know how this feels. I love the idea explored that sometimes disappointment can lead to unexpectedly open doors.
Lara Jean is still one of my favorite YA contemporary YA characters ever. Her introversion is so relatable. Yay, for staying home on a Saturday and baking cookies. I love that she stays so true to herself throughout the book even when she isn't sure what she truly wants.
Why is Peter's mom such a b- about Lara Jean? I am going to say it: Lara Jean could probably do better than Peter. I mean aside from being beautiful he isn't all that extraordinary. Don't get me wrong; I love him. I just think that we should acknowledge that Lara Jean is dating down. Having said I ship them forever and I won't be mad if Jenny Han writes a book set fifteen or years later where they are getting married. Lara Jean deserves her ethereal wedding aesthetic.
“I guess that’s part of growing up, too—saying goodbye to the things you used to love.”
The side characters in this book make me so happy. Kitty is the best little sister in the world. She is just the perfect combination of obnoxious, independent, and sweet. I maintain that she deserves a spin off series of her own. I also love Margot's character arc in this book. I started off being irritated by her choices, but I eventually came around.
Lara Jean talks about having nostalgia for a life that you still have. Which is such a relatable thing. It reminds me of how I have felt right before moving from a country. I am not gone yet, but I feel all wistful and generous because my time there is almost over and I won't be able to have that experience again. Lara Jean feels the same way about her high school life. I can also relate to using micromanaging as a coping mechanism. I too, latch onto organization whenever things in my life feel out of control. Lara Jean starts to fixate on details to distract herself from the fact that her life is not completely going according to plan.
Love Always, Lara Jean made me so happy. I enjoyed every moment that I got to spend with Lara Jean and her family again and I am incredibly satisfied with how everything turned out. If you enjoy contemporary romantic YA, I urge you to check this series out.
I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS BOOK FOR LIKE EVER.
I have missed Lara Jean for YEARSSSSS.
So thank you Jenny Han for finally giving this book to me. So before I even started this book, I swear, I looked at it and said... "Damn you Lara Jean, you better still be with Peter and stay with him for the rest of your life or I will drop this book into my fireplace and never read you again." (Yes, I can be that dramatic). Luckily the book is still intact with no fire damage.
So, Always and Forever, Lara Jean, is a follow-up to Lara Jean's story. In this book you are following her throughout her senior year of high school, and boy is she busy. She's preparing for college, her dad is getting married, her sister Margot is coming home, oh and she's still in love (like head over heels baby) with boyfriend Peter. She wants everything to stay on its course and go has planned...but of course Jenny couldn't let that happen. What good is a book without the main character going through something. It isn't, so of course Lara Jean's plans get ruined and now she has to change her plans drastically.
I love how Lara Jean's character continues to grow and I am actually really sad that there's not going to be another book. Also, I enjoyed getting more of the sisters too :) I think I read a review on the book and it said "A world without Peter Kavinsky would be a very sad world indeed" AND I TOTALLY AGREE WITH THAT. I am so happy they didn't stay broken up--because again...I would've burned this book without looking back. If you haven't noticed I love his character and I love their relationship. Honestly they are so darn cute and are truly a realistic high school relationship. They are going through relatable decisions that an everyday high school student goes through, heck even college or adults.
The one character I 100% did not like was Peter's mom. I wanted to bitch slap her so hard. I hope no parent treats her like that ever.
I will definitely be re-reading this trilogy for as long as I live because I just love Jenny Han and her writing. I really need to read her other books. Please don't ever stop writing Jenny :(