Friday, September 14, 2018

Audiobook Review: P.S. I Still Love You By Jenny Han

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc
Release Date: July 1st, 2015
Format: Audiobook Narrated by Laura Knight Keating
Source: Audible
My Rating: 


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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 Timesbestseller 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.
Okay, I had a lot of trouble with the second book in the To All The Boys I've Loved Before series. For one, I LOVED the first one mostly because it uses the fake relationship trope. It's one of my favorites. The second one was just very different. I still enjoyed reading about Lara Jean's boy drama, but a lot of it was just very "high school drama" and it was annoying me how much she just didn't trust Peter.

BUT!!!!

I sometimes think I need to step back when I am reading YA books, because I am definitely not the prime audience. I am a 28 year-old woman in the stable relationship, so I have to kind of remember what I was like in high school and how things felt like the end of the world to me. I think by doing that and remembering that these type of books are for teens and not people my age, I was able to come around more to why everything in Lara Jean's life is so dramatic. I think if I was Lara Jean's age, I probably would have similar issues about my boyfriend still talking to his ex-girlfriend. I would have some seriously insecurities about that. 

I think another thing that made me not like this one quite as much as the first book is because there is kind of a love triangle. I am really not a fan of love triangles, like at ALL. Sometimes I don't mind it, but here it just added extra drama that I didn't think it needed. I actually got spoiled about who Lara Jean ends up with because I thought I had the second book in hardback and read the summary, oops HUGE spoilers for the second book in the summary of the final book. To be honest, I think the guy she doesn't end up with might be a little better suited for her. It makes me so conflicted! On the one hand the guy she ends up has proven that he can be sweet, while a little insecure, but on the other hand I think she clicked better with the other dude. VERY CONFLICTED. I honestly would have been happy with whomever she chose. Which I guess is good, but I still don't like love triangles, let's stop writing those.

Okay, so even thought it seems like I am majorly complaining about this book, I just couldn't stop listening to it! I had to keep on listening to Laura Knight Keating narrating Lara Jean's story. I just HAD to know what was going to happen. So maybe all that teen drama was a good thing. I liked Keating's narration, I think she did a good job with all the different characters. I don't really have a lot of specifics to say about her performance. It was good, just nothing really jumped out at me to say that she is an amazing narrator. I would definitely listen to another book narrated by her.

I did enjoy this one, but just not as much as the first book. I'm reading the final book now, which I like, but I don't really know how I feel about it until I finish it.

Have you read this sequel? What do you think?

Happy Reads Everyone!
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