Review: Always and Forever Lara Jean
Author: Jenny Han
“Never say no when you really want to say yes.”
There are so many things that I want to say, and honestly none of it will probably make sense. When I first started this series, I had no idea how much I would actually love it. I feel apart of the story, like I am invested in Lara Jean and the gang. I have found some sort of comfort within this story line, and I cannot put my finger on just what it is. And that would typically annoy me, but for some reason, that is enough for me.
I do know that there is a part of me that is drawn to the family dynamic within the books because I did not have a father that was “present” like Dan is. So having it exist in this fictional world has been enough to ease the sting as I have done major life things while reading the series. Getting engaged, graduating college, and soon getting married. I never knew what it would mean to long for something you never had because how can you know what you’re missing if it was never yours to miss?
Another reason why I absolutely adored this third book is because it gave me a sense of home. Chapel Hill was my stomping ground, I found the best and worst of myself on Franklin Street. I did not go to college at UNC, but that’s the thing about Chapel Hill. You do not have to be a student to feel apart of the greater picture not only the school holds, but the town of Chapel Hill itself holds. No matter how long I am away, when I find my way back it feels so nostalgic, as if pieces of me are finding their way back as if a little bit of my essence whispers in the wind “Welcome back….you’ve been gone too long.”
“I’m a Tar Hell born, I’m a Tar Heel bred. And when I die, I’m a Tar Heel dead.”
Until next time, Until the next book.