Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on May 26th 2015
Genres: YA, Romance
Source: Purchased Amazon
Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?
In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I've Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of what makes it so amazing.
We see the unfolding of Lara Jean’s and Peter’s budding relationship from To All The Boys I have Loved Before. Their relationship is put the test right at the beginning of this book. Their first kiss keeps showing up on the internet. Struggling with his previous relationship that seems to not go away. Lara Jean finds herself conflicted about her relationship with Peter. She finds herself between two boys once again. Who will she choose?
In an Oyster Shell – This was an exciting sequel that had the same charm as the first book did. It felt like a continuation right from the last book.
The Pearls – I paid a lot of money for this sequel (just the e-copy!). That should tell you right there that I started out with a lot of confidence that this was going to be a good book. The story was already set-up from the first book and I say the sequel was executed very well. I finished this book feeling very satisfied and impressed with Jenny Han’s talent.
The characters were just off the charts. There was strong character development that carried through the story. I loved how Han captured human growth development very well. The characters actions and dialogue was appropriate to their given developmental state.
The romance was sweet and appropriate for a teenage romance. There was a classic love triangle as set in the first book and Lara Jean’s choice is pleasantly unexpected.
I think I have a new go-to author!
The Sand – I felt like the father character could be a tad more developed. There was strong language that I don’t like to see in YA.