P.S. I Still Love You

352p. (To All the Boys I've Loved Before: Bk. 2). ebook available. S. & S. Jun. 2015. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781442426733.
Gr 9 Up—The Song sisters are back, and Lara Jean's boy troubles are even more complicated in this To All the Boys I've Loved Before (S. & S., 2014) sequel. The quixotic middle Song sister has fallen for popular Peter, and they've become a real couple. Navigating the awkward and thrilling aspects of her first relationship, Lara Jean inwardly debates realistic teen quandaries: how far should she go with Peter and whether she'll become one of those girls who forgets about her friends once she has a boyfriend. But when her former best friend and Peter's ex Genevieve continues to wreak havoc on the relationship (including making a video of a very private moment that goes viral) and a former crush comes back into the picture, the teen has to decide if she and Peter are meant to be after all. In this tender romance, Han returns to the angsty push-and-pull of her "Summer I Turned Pretty" series (S. & S.), presenting two viable (and swoony) contenders for Lara Jean's heart. The protagonist is just as lovable, quirky, and kind as in the previous volume, volunteering at a nursing home with gusto and trying to balance out her family's issues (including helping to set up her widower dad with a girlfriend). A semi-resolved ending hints at a possible sequel. Stephanie Perkins, Sarah Dessen, and Kody Keplinger fans will love this volume.
VERDICT The sparkling dialogue, heartwarming sister relationships, and honest talk about sex and slut-shaming make this a must-have title for teen collections.

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