I frown. The non-dating type? What kind of type is that? A little mushroom who sits at home in a semidark room growing moss?
Hmm . . . this book.
*pauses* *thinks for ten minutes* *continues writing*
I had no expectations from this book after To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, but I will say that P.S. I Still Love You is a major improvement and talks about really important things that I think everyone should read about.
“Whoever you should choose to partake in that enjoyment, that is your choice, and choose wisely. Every man that ever got to touch me was afforded an honor. A privilege.” Stormy waves her hand over me. “All this? It’s a privilege to worship at this temple, do you understand my meaning? Not just any young fool can approach the throne. Remember my words, Lara Jean. You decide who, how far, and how often, if ever.
At the beginning of this book, an issue comes up which affects Lara Jean’s life. And personally, I’m glad that she handled that part really well! That’s what got my hopes up for this book in the first place! Also, the double standard issue talked about in this book was really important for me, at least. I’m being real. This is literally majority right now: guy sleeps around: player; a girl sleeps around: slut. She’s not a “player”, why? I have no idea. Ask people who quote this.
So, it was great to see the support from the characters in this book.
Another thing I liked was the family aspect of this book! In the previous book, I was annoyed (a lot) at how Lara Jean’s sister relationships were shown because I thought it revolved too much around romance. In this one though, I saw the relationship of the Song sisters really well! I love the Margot-Lara Jean-Kitty trio, and I can see them sticking together no matter what!
But then she says, “What if we use our cookie cutter to make heart-shaped pancakes instead? And put in red food coloring?”
I beam at her. “Attagirl!” So maybe she’s got a little bit of me in her after all.
Kitty continues. “We could put red food coloring in the syrup, too, to make it look like blood. A bloody heart!”
No, never mind. Kitty is all her own.
In other books (mostly contemporary, in my opinion), usually the parent is obviously absent from the child’s life. But I really liked how involved they showed Lara Jean’s dad with their life, even after all the issues that happened!
While the relationship aspect of this book isn’t my favorite (will be talked about in spoilers), I think that I still thoroughly enjoyed this book overall!
Overall, P.S. I Still Love You is a great book that really shows things about family, friendships, relationships, and that being confused or stuck is okay! I think that anyone who wants to read this without the romance would still enjoy this book!
Thanks for reading my review everyone, and hope you have a great day! Until the next one!