Yeah, It Wasn’t Worth It.

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P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before # 2)

Jenny Han

Rate: 1/DNF

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the reason I started this blog. It was so bad and I wanted to discuss it with someone, but my sister, my go-to book buddy, hadn’t read it yet. Looking back at that review I’m reminded of why I added P.S. I Still Love You to my TBR, but this review is also a reminder of why I was so hesitant to read it. I didn’t have good feelings about this book going into it and it obviously didn’t prove me wrong because I DNF’ed it.

  1. I couldn’t get passed Lara Jean’s voice. To me, she read like an eight-year-old, which is terrible because in the other review I said she sounded like a twelve-year-old. Things aren’t getting any better when it comes to Lara Jean.
  2. I only read the first eight chapters before I could no longer resist the urge to peek at the back to see if it’s worth it. It’s not. Whatever happens Peter and Lara Jean separate, but they get back together in the end and I really have no interest in finding out why they separated.

I tried to give this series another chance, but it didn’t hook me. I’m glad I didn’t spend as much time on it this go around.

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before By Jenny Han

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Jenny Han

Rate: 1/5

Concepts That Made Me Hate This Book

“If love is like a possession, maybe my letters are like my exorcisms. My letters set me free.”

There is a page that occurs before the novel starts. It’s not a prologue and I guess it’s suppose to set the tone of the novel, but it does not. From this page, you’d think that the focus of the novel would be on these letters and the repercussions, but nope, there are only brief mentions of these letters, which leads me to my next point.

It took seven chapters to mention the love letters, thirteen to see a partial one, and sixteen chapters to see a full letter. For a story that’s suppose to be about a girl’s life after her secret love letters are revealed, what’s with all the fluff? Jenny Han didn’t spend her time creating a foundation for the eventual problems, she was simply filling pages. I hate reading a book that takes forever to get to the point.

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