It's the end for Lara Jean and Peter - or is it?

Summary:

Lara Jean and Peter are about to graduate high school. When Peter is accepted to the University of Virginia and Lara Jean is not, they worry about having to break up. When Lara Jean is accepted to the College of William and Mary, the decide they can work it out. W&M is not that far away and Lara Jean can transfer later. Lara Jean has also been accepted to the University of North Carolina. She takes a road trip to visit with Chrissy, falls in love with UNC, and decides she will go there instead.

Peter gets mad and they break up. Lara Jean is sad for the next few days, struggling to sleep after the breakup. To her surprise, Peter shows up at her father's wedding. They get back together again and spend the summer together. When it is time for them to pack for their respective colleges, Peter presents Lara Jean with a contract saying they will love each other, even if they are apart. 


Teen Student Volunteer (15):
I did not like this book. For a coming-of-age story, the ending is very generic. Peter and Lara Jean broke up and got back together in the last book, and the exact same thing happened in this one. The ending would have been much nicer and more interesting if she would have broken up with Peter, gone to college and found the real love of her life or just had fun.

Even though the book shows how family is important, I recommend skipping it. The plot and story development is not that good. It follows the same format and sequence of the previous books in the series. I also believe the ending could have been better.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Readers who have enjoyed the ups and downs of Lara Jean's and Peter's relationship will want to know how it all ends as they get ready to head off to college.

Content Awareness Factors:

 The plot contains profanity, sexual situations, smoking, and alcohol use.


Type of Book:
This is the third and final book in a trilogy about family, growing up, and relationships.
Educational Themes:

This is a light romance meant to be fun reading. Readers who are preparing to go to college may see themselves - or at least their emotions - in Peter and Lara Jean.

Reading Level:
4.5
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
14 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
13 and Up
Age of child:
Teen Student Volunteer. Reviewer's Age: 15
Purchase Recommendation:
Skip. The ending is not worth the time and this isn't as good as the previous two books.

Title Always and Forever, Lara Jean
About

To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Book 3 of 3

Author Jenny Han
Publisher Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Imprint Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing © 2017
ISBN 9781534402850
Material Hard Cover
Cost $17.99
Genres Realism | Realistic Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Romance
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