P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny HanP.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

P.S. I Still Love You

byJenny Han

Hardcover | May 26, 2015

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Given the way love turned her heart in the New York Times bestselling To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, which SLJ called a “lovely, lighthearted romance,” it’s no surprise that Lara Jean still has letters to write.

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 makes it so amazing.
Jenny Han was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned an MFA in writing for children at New School University. She lives in New York City. Jenny's books include The Summer I Turned Pretty Series, To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Shug, and Clara Lee and The A...
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Title:P.S. I Still Love YouFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.1 inPublished:May 26, 2015Publisher:Simon & Schuster Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:144242673X

ISBN - 13:9781442426733

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Loved This so much This book was so good! The romance from To All the Boys I've Loved Before continues, gets even more crazy??!!
Date published: 2018-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful, Moving Story In my humble opinion, the best books are the ones that can bring tears to your eyes - or make you outright sob into your pillow. By the time I'm finished with this trilogy I am going to have to make a Shoppers run for more Kleenex, but it's totally worth it. Jenny Han is officially one of my favorite authors, ladies and gents. Her writing is superb; her characters are so three-dimensional and lifelike that I feel like I could walk into the grocery store and see the Song girls shopping with their dad. Even the antagonists - whom, I'm sorry, I still cannot stand, even after that huge reveal - are extraordinary. I'm torn between diving into the third and final book right away, and dreading the end of a fantastic set of books. When an author is this talented, that's a good problem to have.
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT! If you want to relive your teenage years it's a super good series! For teenagers and women, it bring back so many good memories. Can easily relate to the characters.
Date published: 2018-05-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not as good as the first book I thought the first book was pretty okay. This one just dragged out a love triangle for so long. Lara Jean was still pretty juvenile as well.
Date published: 2018-03-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Pretty slow read I think this style of book maybe just isn't for me. It was okay, there isn't really anything bad about it, just took me a long time to get through. The story just seemed really slow and there was nothing that kept me interested where I couldn't wait to turn the page. I probably won't read it again, but I am going to try the last book in the series, since I've read two of them now.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing I wasn't much impressed by the prequel novel, but I felt this one had some redeeming qualities, right until that ending. In this second book, Lara Jean and Peter are initially broken up (but were they even really together?) but she wins him back. However, before they can fully revel in their new relationship, a video of them in the hot tub goes online and they are basically a meme. Lara Jean feels humiliated and she pretty much knows it is Gen, but Peter just says that he will handle it and that it can't be Gen. Meanwhile, Lara Jean also has to deal with her insecurities - this is her first boyfriend, said boyfriend has baggage by the name of one vindictive ex, and there's also the fact that she doesn't know how fast or slow to let the relationship progress. You can see how it would feel for a teen girl like her to feel anxiety over so many things, but she tries to keep her chin up and get through it, let her life proceed normally, have awesome and heartening moments with her family, etc. Then comes John Ambrose McClaren - who sort of had a weird sidebar intro in the previous book. His entry brings back the nostalgia of their friendship in middle school, and for old times' sake, they engage in a game of assassin. Her interactions with him increase as their lives keep intersecting and she starts to like him, too. But she is still pretty much in love with Peter, who is starting to feel distant to her. Combine that with Peter being there on more occasions for Gen than for her, it is a recipe for disaster. I was leaning much into John for this book - he is so cute, and honestly a better pick than Peter, who keeps letting her down. He often acts jealous, even though he himself still keeps Gen in his life, despite her being terrible to Lara Jean. His priorities are also often messed up when it comes to which girl's feelings he should spare. He says pretty things, but his actions prove otherwise. While I would have normally said that these storylines made for a compelling arc, the truth is that it all comes down by the end. I felt that the violation of Lara Jean's privacy by that video wasn't given enough weight in the end, when it is revealed who did it. That person did not even show remorse for their actions, and instead blamed Lara Jean for a long ago slight, and Lara Jean even felt bad for it. I get a feeling that more often than not, Lara Jean is showing a doormat personality. There is being a nice person and then there is letting people walk all over you, and while Lara Jean shows a spine sometimes, when it counts she also backs down. The starting of the book was good, but then the ending ruined it and I was disappointed all over again. I am holding off reading the final book (because I want to get the last resolution to the story, whatever it is) until such time I feel less angry about the ending of this one.
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good sequel I enjoy this second book though i prefer the first one. The end was so cute and Lara Jean is a good main character. I ship more John and Lara Jean. I'm excited to know waht happens next in the final book.
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE LOVE LOVE Totally in love. i read this book within a week and i wanted there to be more, i can not get enough of Lara Jean! i love this book as much as i love first one! i couldn't put it down no matter how hard i tried. Jenny Han writes the most beautiful cutest books ever. totally fell in love when i started To All The Boys I Loved Before. this book definitely made me go through all the feels. and when i go to the end of the book i wanted there to be more! these books are definitely my absolute favorites and i would most definitely recommend this book to any teen?young adult who is looking for a good to read can't put down book!
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from IM GUSHING I love the fluffiness of this book. I fell in love with two love interests but found one was TOO easy to love and didn't make my heart yearn for him. Sounds sooo cheezy but i was basking in the teenage drama and heartbreak. I loved this book way more than i expected!
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from PS I Still Love You Definitely not for the cynical at heart, but if you like cute, this is the series for you. This is the second book, Lara Jean and Peter’s relationship isn’t quite so swoony anymore and I did miss that. There’s another boy in the picture as well, who I quite liked, so even though something of a triangle develops here it didn’t bother me, as both boys ultimately seemed worthy in their own ways, though my favorite relationship in the book was probably between Lara Jean and her little sister Kitty. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jenny Han is amazing Love this 2nd part of Lara Jean saga. Depicts ups and downs of Lara Jean and Peter love story. The characters is this story is realistic because in each group of your own, there is a Gem, John, Peter and Lara Jean. Han is a amazing writer.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book! I've had this book for a while now and I've read it a few times and I absolutely love it! Jenny Han is a fabulous writer and I cannot wait for the sequel of this book!
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent What a well written book! No disappointment here ! I cannot wait to read the next!
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love story This did not disappoint! I love Lara Jean & Peter's story so much. And Kitty.. can I keep her?! Can't wait to read the third!! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No disappointing at all Very good sequel, can't wait to read the third one!!!!!
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PETER OH MY GOSH PETER IN THE FIRST CHAPTER!
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book This book was a really good sequel!
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book I obsessed over Peter and Lara Jean's relationship! I never wanted to put the book down! It was so easy to read and easy to fall in love with all of the characters! I cannot wait for the third book to come out!
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hopelessly Addicted For a second I thought I was falling out of love with YA love stories. But Jenny Han has found a way to not only revive my addiction but send it in to full force. I started and finish both books in this series in 4 days but I was hopelessly addicted to Lara Jean and her "quirky" love life and her lovable family. This book makes me love the popular boy, and feel nostalgic for high school romance (though I wouldn't dare go back!). A really fun, easy, but thoroughly enjoyable read. I'm itching for May to roll around, can't wait to get my hands on the third!
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jenny Han is brilliant! I love these books about Lara Jean and her crazy love life. They are very cute books and very quick fun reads! I cannot wait for the third books release in May!
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! I loved this novel - so great!
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartwarming and Cute Jenny Han has definitely worked her way into my heart as one of my favourite contemporary writers. I know that's kind of a grandiose statement, considering I've only read two of her books, however To All the Boys I've Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You are just so cute and heartwarming :) I swear, these books are the definition of adorable. P.S. I Still Love You is the sequel to the bestselling To All The Boys I've Loved Before. I read this first book this past summer and I loved it just as much. They are both just fantastic!
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great sequel I loved this book and am always happy to hear more from Laura Jean
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A perfect sequel <i>"I know now that I don't want to love or be loved in half measures. I want it all, and to have it all, you have to risk it all."</i> This book was quite different from the first book. Much more eventful and filled with more cute moments of fluttery happiness. I think it was a great and fitting sequel to the first book. I enjoyed the wide range of characters in this book and I easily grew to love the majority of them; they all have unique personalities and character traits that I really admire in people. I also liked the different morals and nuggets of wisdom that were cleverly implanted in the story. As well as the realistic issues with growing up, responsibilities, love & relationships, loss, and family that were included. I felt like this book focussed on more than just the romance which is always nice to have a bit of different subplots in a book. Lastly, Peter is hot and sexy and cute and sweet and caring and lovely and beautiful and chivalrous and perfect. The last two pages of this book were absolutely the best pages of this entire book. My heart is soaring.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE THIS BOOK I love Peter Kavinsky!!! I love this book as well as the first!! Such a cute and well written sequel. Can't wait to read the third book when it comes out!!!
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LVOE THIS Books by Jenny Han are just so good, I love them so much. There is just a perfect amount of romance and humor in it that makes them such great reads. I heard there is a third book and I can't wait to get my hands on that!
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from looking forward to it I've read the first one and now excited to read this book!!
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So cute! A great follow-up to the second book! Can't wait to see what comes next.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from !!! Can't wait for the third book!!!
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GIVE ME BOOK 3 I both bought and read this book on the release date, and couldn't have been happier with it. I love the family aspect that comes through especially well in this book, and can't wait to see where Lara Jean goes in the third book! I never thought we would be lucky enough to get more of this little world, and I'm so ready. Thank you Jenny Han for making yet another beautiful novel, and I can't wait for more!
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! This book was just as good as the first one. I love Lara Jean and Peter's relationship! It's so cute! And there isn't a single character that I don't like, which is rare in YA books.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Love Was so excited to read this after the first one, loved it just as much!
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Love! I cried, I laughed, I'm still relating more to Lara Jean than I care to admit haha! This was a perfect ending, I'm still blown away by how much I love these books! 10/10 from me!
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from oh my heart hurts Cried 2 times, laughed 100 times.
Date published: 2016-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So excited this is a trilogy The first book left me with my jaw on the floor because I wasn't expecting it to end that way. So I was glad I bought this one with the first and didn't have to wait to see what happed. Can't wait for the next one #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from can't wait for the next one lara jean's story is seriously my fave. can't wait for the always and forever
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful It'll seem so real and it is so cute yet so real. The beginning might be a little slow but once you get to the good part it is GOOD
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome read I loved the 1st one and I loved this one just as much. This one had a bit more of a struggle with the character which is nice to see. I will always be Team John though (sorry Peter). The ending did feel slightly rushed and I wish there was an extra chapter maybe just to add a bit more to that but otherwise I am really excited to find out what happens in the conclusion! The 3rd book can't get here fast enough!
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Could've been 5 stars This novel will always be one of my favourites. I read this as soon as it came out and I was honestly so thrilled to read more about Lara Jean and Peter's love story! Peter was absolutely perfect and I was rooting for him ever since the first book. He was just so captivating. He's a bad boy (and who does love a bad boy?) and all the same, he's the sweetest guy. HOWEVER, I had an instant change of heart as soon as John Ambrose McClaren came into the picture. John was everything any girl could ever ask for and he was adorable and an overall good guy. It could've been 5 stars if ***spoiler*** John ended up with Lara Jean. I still love Peter however we all know that it's always going to be Peter. ***end of spoiler*** The ending seems a bit rushed but it was a good read. I highly recommend this novel to every (hopeless) romantic out there. #TeamJohn #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still liked the first book it was a good follow up, but still liked the first book better.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Summer Read People come in and out of your life. For a time they are your world; they are everything. And then one day they're not. There's no telling how long you will have them near. Wow! I must say that the second book is definitely not a disappointment. It's so good. Love it. Still can't believe that I read a CONTEMPORARY (it's usually not my genera), but I'm so glad I did. It was definitely worth it. I really, really enjoyed it, and laughed so much in this book. Love it.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO GOOD Amazing sequel! I thought it couldn't get any better after the first book. IT DID. I am so happy.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Killer Sequel! This book was amazing to read, especially after the emotional roller coaster that Jenny Han's first book in the series took us on. I absolutely loved it and can't wait for the 3rd book to come out! Highly recommend if you loved the first book!
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book! I found this book to be a little slow at first, but if you stick with it, it becomes a fantastic contemporary
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from P.S I really love this series Oh my, oh my , oh my, where to begin! Another great light and easy read, and of course a day wasted lying in bed doing nothing but reading (which has to be the best way to spend a Saturday)! This book was a great sequel to All The Boys I've Loved Before with tons of heart palpitations from the anticipation wondering what each page is going to bring me!! And now I am left waiting, wondering how things will play out for Lara Jean in the final book.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Sequel! This book has more drama and excitement then the first of the series. Recommend reading both books back to back. Hope there's a third coming!
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved just as much as the first one! The books in this series remind me of cupcakes and tea for some reason. The colours the covers and the stories of each book; I love it all. This one definitely had more drama and more heartache for me! But I still loved it just as much as the first. And I'm so excited for the third book!
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved It. For a quick YA read, this is a good one. I was so looking forward to this sequel and it didn't disappoint!
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best sequel Read the first book and loved it. Read this and I love it just as much
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sequel I loved this novel just as much as the first one! I cannot wait for the third one to come out! Love this series!
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Goooooooddd!!! I just finished reading this book and my only complaint is..... i need the follow up ASAP!!!Can't wait for the third one to come out. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book This was a great sequel! It was a good read
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great sequel This book was a great sequel to the first novel, 'P.S. I Love You". I love how Jenny Han continues to display the power of a letter. I did not find it as engaging as the first book, but it was still a fantastic and easy read!
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome Second Novel I thought this was a great second book in the series and I cannot wait for the third one to come out! I love Jenny Han!
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing sequel!! I fell in love with the first book and this book was also so fantastic! The first one might have been my favourite but I wouldn't have been as happy with just that! I'm so happy she wrote a sequel! It was really great!
Date published: 2016-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FELL IN LOVE...AGAIN A perfectly light hearted sequel to "To All The Boys I Loved Before". An easy read with substance that pulls you into all the ups and downs of young love and drama. Lara Jean is a relatable character facing relatable problems. Readers can except to be left with stars in their eyes.
Date published: 2016-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE BEST. Im so glad ive waited for this book before starting to read the first book (to all the boys ive loved) ~since the first book, has a cliff hanger at the end~ its so romantic. the characters are just so perfect for each other. and seeing the main character coming out of her comfort zone is wayyyyy to sweet. so many feels. to be honest..i cried at the end. I just want them to be together.! ughhhh
Date published: 2016-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from INCREDIBLE BOOK I couldn't wait for this book to come out once I read TATBILB and when I heard it was coming out on my birthday I was all the more excited. I read it as soon as it came out and I recently reread it because it was just that good. I hope that there's another book after this one because I think that it ended in a way that could be continued (here's for hoping). Anyways it was a really good book, it was laugh out loud funny and Jenny Han really captured what it feels like to be a teenager. I would highly recommend this book to anyone.
Date published: 2015-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Sequel It's hard to come across great sequels but this is one of them. While I really do dislike love triangles, Han does this one justice. I felt like Peter and Lara Jean's relationship was almost backwards (because, you know, it was), so this book was fitting to them! It's a really great read--I'd recommend this book (and its predecessor) to anyone.
Date published: 2015-09-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love! I wasn't going into this sequel with high expectations, because I liked P.S. I Still Love You, but I didn't love it. So glad I kept going with the dualogy because I loved it so much more. We get to see Lara Jean in a romantic relationship (finally!) and then there's a new boy that gets thrown in the mix which I found to be more of a plot device at first. But I remember being Lara Jean's age and being super indecisive about boys. So naturally I let this one slide. How can you choose between two wonderful boys whom you both love? It's quite impossible. I do love how Jenny Han skillfully shows how each boy is different for Lara Jean. Obviously I was rooting for one of them, and even though I was waiting for a huge climatic ending, I was still sad by her decision. I loved Lara's growth more than anything and as always Kitty loves to steal the show. I also love how we get to see more sisterly love between the three. I remember Jenny saying at her signing that she was inspired by Little Women, and I can honestly feel the exact same vibe from it. Lara Jean and her sexual conversation with Peter was hilarious..I couldn't stop laughing at that part. My heart is so full right now.. AHHH cute and such an adorable love story. Go pick it up if you want a smile on your face because I was left with one!
Date published: 2015-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE I bought this book a week ago and read it in 1 day, that's how good it was! Couldn't put it down. I read the first book "To all the boys I've loved before", this book was absolutely amazing! Jenny Han does an amazing job at catching interest by the first page! I have read all of Jenny Han's books and she never lets me down! It is a must read for anyone who loves a good romance with a bit of a plot twist!
Date published: 2015-06-12

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P.S. I Still Love You 1 KITTY’S BEEN A LITTLE COMPLAINER all morning, and I suspect both Margot and Daddy are suffering from New Year’s Eve hangovers. And me? I’ve got hearts in my eyes and a letter that’s burning a hole in my coat pocket. As we’re putting on our shoes, Kitty’s still trying to weasel her way out of wearing a hanbok to Aunt Carrie and Uncle Victor’s. “Look at the sleeves! They’re three-quarter length on me!” Unconvincingly Daddy says, “They’re supposed to be that way.” Kitty points to me and Margot. “Then why do theirs fit?” she demands. Our grandma bought the hanboks for us the last time she was in Korea. Margot’s hanbok has a yellow jacket and apple-green skirt. Mine is hot pink with an ivory-white jacket and a long hot-pink bow with flowers embroidered down the front. The skirt is voluminous, full like a bell, and it falls all the way to the floor. Unlike Kitty’s, which hits right at her ankles. “It’s not our fault you grow like a weed,” I say, fussing with my bow. The bow is the hardest thing to get right. I had to watch a YouTube video multiple times to figure it out, and it still looks lopsided and sad. “My skirt’s too short too,” she grumps, lifting the bottom. The real truth is, Kitty hates wearing a hanbok because you have to walk delicately in it and hold the skirt closed with one hand or the whole thing comes open. “All of the other cousins will be wearing them, and it will make Grandma happy,” Daddy says, rubbing his temples. “Case closed.” In the car Kitty keeps saying “I hate New Year’s Day,” and it puts everyone but me in a sour mood. Margot is already in a semi-sour mood because she had to wake up at the crack of dawn to get home from her friend’s cabin in time. There’s also the matter of that maybe hangover. Nothing could sour my mood, though, because I’m not even in this car. I’m somewhere else entirely, thinking about my letter to Peter, wondering if it was heartfelt enough, and how and when I’m going to give it to him, and what he’ll say, and what it will mean. Should I drop it in his mailbox? Leave it in his locker? When I see him again, will he smile at me, make a joke of it to lighten the mood? Or will he pretend he never saw it, to spare us both? I think that would be worse. I have to keep reminding myself that, despite everything, Peter is kind and he is easygoing and he won’t be cruel no matter what. Of that much I can be sure. “What are you thinking so hard about?” Kitty asks me. I barely hear her. “Hello?” I close my eyes and pretend to be asleep, and all I see is Peter’s face. I don’t know what I want from him exactly, what I’m ready for—if it’s boyfriend-girlfriend heavy-duty serious love, or if it’s what we had before, just fun and some here-and-there kisses, or if it’s something in between, but I do know I can’t get his Handsome Boy face out of my mind. The way he smirks when he says my name, how when he’s near me I forget to breathe sometimes. Of course, when we get to Aunt Carrie and Uncle Victor’s, none of the other cousins are wearing hanboks, and Kitty practically turns purple with the effort of not yelling at Daddy. Margot and I give him some side-eye too. It’s not particularly comfortable to sit around in a hanbok all day. But then Grandma gives me an approving smile, which makes up for it. As we take off our shoes and coats at the front door, I whisper to Kitty, “Maybe the adults will give us more money for dressing up.” “You girls look so cute,” Aunt Carrie said as she hugs us. “Haven refused to wear hers!” Haven rolls her eyes at her mom. “I love your haircut,” she says to Margot. Haven and I are only a few months apart, but she thinks she’s so much older than me. She’s always trying to get in with Margot. We get the bowing out of the way first. In Korean culture, you bow to your elders on New Year’s Day and wish them luck in the new year, and in return they give you money. The order goes oldest to youngest, so as the oldest adult, Grandma sits down on the couch first, and Aunt Carrie and Uncle Victor bow first, then Daddy, all the way down the line to Kitty, who is youngest. When it’s Daddy’s turn to sit on the couch and receive his bows, there’s an empty couch cushion next to him as there has been every New Year’s Day since Mommy died. It gives me an achy feeling in my chest to see him sitting there alone, smiling gamely, handing out ten-dollar bills. Grandma catches my eye pointedly and I know she’s thinking the same thing. When it’s my turn to bow, I kneel, hands folded in front of my forehead, and I vow that I will not see Daddy alone on that couch again next year. We get ten dollars from Aunt Carrie and Uncle Victor, ten from Daddy, ten from Aunt Min and Uncle Sam, who aren’t our real aunt and uncle but second cousins (or is it cousins once removed? They’re Mommy’s cousins, anyway), and twenty from Grandma! We didn’t get more for wearing hanboks, but all in all a good take. Last year the aunts and uncles were only doing five apiece. Next we do rice cake soup for good luck. Aunt Carrie also made black-eyed pea cakes and insists we try at least one, though no one wants to. The twins, Harry and Leon—our third cousins? Cousins twice removed?—refuse to eat the soup or the black-eyed pea cakes and are eating chicken nuggets in the TV room. There isn’t enough room at the dining table, so Kitty and I eat on stools at the kitchen island. We can hear everyone laughing from over here. As I begin to eat my soup, I make a wish. Please, please let things work out with me and Peter. “Why do I get a smaller bowl of soup than everyone else?” Kitty whispers to me. “Because you’re the littlest.” “Why don’t we get our own bowl of kimchi?” “Because Aunt Carrie thinks we don’t like it because we’re not full Korean.” “Go ask for some,” Kitty whispers. So I do, but mainly because I want some too. While the adults drink coffee, Margot, Haven, and I go up to Haven’s room and Kitty tags along. Usually she plays with the twins, but this time she picks up Aunt Carrie’s Yorkie, Smitty, and follows us upstairs like one of the girls. Haven has indie rock band posters on her walls; most I’ve never heard of. She’s always rotating them out. There’s a new one, a letterpressed Belle and Sebastian. It looks like denim. “This is cool,” I say. “I was just about to switch that one out,” Haven says. “You can have it if you want.” “That’s all right,” I tell her. I know she’s only offering it to feel above me, as is her way. “I’ll take it,” Kitty says, and Haven’s face pulls into a frown for a second, but Kitty’s already peeling it off the wall. “Thanks, Haven.” Margot and I look at each other and try not to smile. Haven’s never had much patience for Kitty, and the feeling is infinitely mutual. “Margot, have you been to any shows since you’ve been in Scotland?” Haven asks. She plops down on her bed and opens up her laptop. “Not really,” Margot says. “I’ve been so busy with classes.” Margot’s not much of a live-music person anyway. She’s looking at her phone; the skirt of her hanbok is fanned around her. She’s the only one of us Song girls still fully clothed. I’ve taken off my jacket, so I’m just in the slip and skirt, and Kitty’s taken off both the jacket and the skirt and is just wearing an undershirt and bloomers. I sit down on the bed next to Haven so she can show me pictures from their vacation to Bermuda on Instagram. As she’s scrolling through her feed, a picture from the ski trip pops up. Haven’s in the Charlottesville Youth Orchestra, so she knows people from a lot of different schools, including mine. I can’t help but sigh a little when I see it—a picture of a bunch of us on the bus the last morning. Peter has his arm around me, he’s whispering something in my ear. I wish I remembered what. All surprised, Haven looks up and says, “Oh, hey, that’s you, Lara Jean. What’s this from?” “The school ski trip.” “Is that your boyfriend?” Haven asks me, and I can tell she’s impressed and trying not to show it. I wish I could say yes. But— Kitty scampers over to us and looks over our shoulders. “Yes, and he’s the hottest guy you’ve ever seen in your life, Haven.” She says it like a challenge. Margot, who was scrolling on her phone, looks up and giggles. “Well, that’s not exactly true,” I hedge. I mean, he’s the hottest guy I’ve ever seen in my life, but I don’t know what kind of people Haven goes to school with. “No, Kitty’s right, he’s hot,” Haven admits. “Like, how did you get him? No offense. I just thought you were the non-­dating type.” 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? “Lara Jean dates plenty,” Margot says loyally. I blush. I date never, Peter barely even counts, but I’m glad for the lie. “What’s his name?” Haven asks me. “Peter. Peter Kavinsky.” Even saying his name is a remembered pleasure, something to savor, like a piece of chocolate dissolving on my tongue. “Ohh,” she says. “I thought he dated that pretty blond girl. What’s her name? Jenna? Weren’t you guys best friends when you were little?” I feel a pang in my heart. “Her name is Genevieve. We used to be friends, not anymore. And she and Peter have been broken up for a while.” “So then how long have you and Peter been together?” Haven asks me. She has a dubious look in her eye, like she 90 percent believes me but there’s still that niggling 10 percent that has doubt. “We started hanging out in September.” At least that much is true. “We’re not together right now; we’re kind of on a break. . . . But I’m . . . optimistic.” Kitty pokes my cheek, makes a dimple with her pinky. “You’re smiling,” she says, and she’s smiling too. She cuddles closer to me. “Make up with him today, okay? I want Peter back.” “It’s not that simple,” I say, though maybe it could be? “Sure it’s that simple. He still likes you a lot—just tell him you still like him, too, and boom. You’re back together and it’ll be like you never kicked him out of our house.” Haven’s eyes go even wider. “Lara Jean, you broke up with him?” “Geez, is it so hard to believe?” I narrow my eyes at her, and Haven opens and then wisely closes her mouth. She takes another look at the picture of Peter. Then she gets up to go to the bathroom, and as she closes the door, she says, “All I can say is, if that boy was my boyfriend, I’d never let him go.” My whole body tingles when she says those words. I once had that exact same thought about Josh, and look at me now: It’s like a million years have gone by and he’s just a memory to me. I don’t want it to be like that with Peter. The farawayness of old feelings, like even when you try with all your might, you can barely make out his face when you close your eyes. No matter what, I always want to remember his face. When it’s time to go, I’m putting on my coat and Peter’s letter falls out of my pocket. Margot picks it up. “Another letter?” I blush. In a rush I say, “I haven’t figured out when I should give it to him, if I should leave it in his mailbox, or if I should actually mail it? Or face to face? Gogo, what do you think?” “You should just talk to him,” Margot says. “Go right now. Daddy will drop you off. You go to his house, you give him the letter, and then you see what he says.” My heart pumps wildly at the thought. Right now? Just go over there, without calling first, without a plan? “I don’t know,” I hedge. “I feel like I should think it over more.” Margot opens her mouth to respond, but then Kitty comes up behind us and says, “Enough with the letters. Just go get him back.” “Don’t let it be too late,” Margot says, and I know she’s not just talking about me and Peter. I’ve been tiptoeing around the subject of Josh because of everything that’s happened with us. I mean, Margot’s forgiven me, but there’s no sense in rocking the boat. So these past couple of days I’ve stayed silently supportive and hoped that was enough. But Margot leaves for Scotland again in less than a week. The thought of her leaving without at least talking to Josh doesn’t feel right to me. We’ve all been friends for so long. I know Josh and I will mend things, because we’re neighbors, and that’s how it goes with people you see a lot. They mend, almost on their own. But not so for Margot and Josh, with her so far away. If they don’t talk now, the scar will only harden over time, it will calcify, and then they’ll be like strangers who never loved each other, which is the saddest thought of all. While Kitty’s putting on her boots, I whisper to Margot, “If I talk to Peter, you should talk to Josh. Don’t go back to Scotland and leave things like this with him.” “We’ll see,” she says, but I see the hope that flares in her eyes, and it gives me hope too.

Editorial Reviews

"A sweet and charming sequel that is sure to be devoured by fans of the first book."