P.S. I Still Love You

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P.S. I Still Love You
P.S. I Still Love You cover.jpg
Author Jenny Han
Country United States
Language English
Genre Young adult
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date
May 26, 2015
Media type Print (hardback, paperback)
Pages 337
ISBN 978-1442426740
Preceded by To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Followed by Always and Forever, Lara Jean

P.S. I Still Love You is a 2015 young adult romance novel by American author Jenny Han, first published by Simon & Schuster and released on May 26, 2015. It is the sequel to the novel To All the Boys I've Loved Before, released on April 15, 2014,[1] and was followed by a third installment, Always and Forever, Lara Jean, released on May 2, 2017.[2]

Plot[edit]

After the fight between Lara Jean, Josh and Peter at the Coveys' Christmas party, Lara Jean realizes that she has fallen for Peter. Hoping to reconcile, Lara Jean heads over to Peter's house with a love letter she hopes for him to read. After a brief talk, the two kiss and decide they want to be a real couple. At school, Lara Jean discovers that someone has posted a video of her and Peter making out in the hot tub from the ski trip. A rumor spreads that the two were having sex. After seeing the video during school, Peter is furious and warns the anonymous poster not to mess with Lara Jean.

Before Margot leaves to go back to college in Scotland, she tells Lara Jean to get a job. Taking Margot's advice, Lara Jean volunteers to start a scrapbooking class at the Belleview retirement home, and gets closer to Stormy, an elderly woman who has a feisty temper. Stormy gives Lara Jean relationship advice. Meanwhile, Kitty begins an attempt to set up their father with the neighbor across the street, Trina Rothschild.

One day, Lara Jean receives a letter in the mail from John Ambrose McClaren, telling her that he received the love letter she wrote him. Lara Jean and John soon become pen pals. When Lara Jean finds out that the neighborhood treehouse she and her friends used to hang out in will soon be cut down, she decides to throw a reunion party there and invites John. She also plans to open a time capsule that they buried at the treehouse when they were in seventh grade.

At the treehouse party, Peter brings his ex-girlfriend, Genevieve, knowing that Lara Jean did not want her to come. Lara Jean also finds out that the two were hanging out before the party, prompting her to become suspicious, and a little jealous, of Peter and Genevieve's "relationship". During the party, Lara Jean distracts herself from Peter by focusing on John. The group takes it, in turn, to pull an item from the time capsule and then decides to play Assassins, which they often played during their childhood. For the prize, they decide the winner will be granted one wish. Lara Jean is determined to win since she has never previously won a game.

After the party, Lara Jean and Peter argue about John and Genevieve, and Peter insists there is only friendship between him and his ex. During the Assassins game, Lara Jean discovers that Peter and Geneveive have formed an alliance, causing her to become suspicious again. Lara Jean finds out that Stormy is John's great-grandmother when he comes to visit the retirement home, and also eliminates him from Assassins. Her next target is now Peter, and John decides to help her out.

Meanwhile, Lara Jean and Peter break up when she discovers that Peter knew Genevieve was the person who sent out the video from the hot tub. She tells him if she wins Assassins, she would wish that nothing had happened between them. Lara Jean begins spending more time with John as they scheme to take out Genevieve from the game. Lara Jean ends up winning, and discovers the reason Peter and Genevieve have been hanging out: Genevieve confided in Peter about her father's affair with a younger woman.

Lara Jean meets with Peter at the treehouse the night before it is to be cut down. She tells him her wish is for things to go back to the way they were between them, and Peter professes his love for her.

Reception[edit]

The novel spent twelve weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list, peaking at #2 in the Young Adult fiction section.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "P.S. I Still Love You". Simon & Schuster. May 26, 2015. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  2. ^ "Always and Forever, Lara Jean". Simon & Schuster. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
  3. ^ "Best Sellers – The New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved November 29, 2015.