The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (books # 1 – 9)

The Series of Unfortunate Events is a series of books that took me much too long to get around to reading. They’re middle-grade books, probably a suitable reading level for kids who are 8-12 years old, more or less. I’m … Continue reading

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

Always and Forever, Lara Jean is the third and final book in the series following To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han.

Lara Jean (Song Covey) and Peter Kanisky are dating and in grade 12. The book skips forwards about a year. P.S. I Still Love You takes place over January through June of grade 11, more or less. Now, based on the tone, Always and Forever, Lara Jean takes place roughly April through June of their grade 12 year. Lara Jean is panicking about university and baking a lot of cookies to distract herself from the stress of where she will get into university. She gets surprising news when she learns that she is rejected from her dream school and has to figure out where next; this changes the plans that she made with Peter because now they won’t be going to the same schools.

A few more things include

  1. Peters fairly legitimate daddy issues — resolution pending throughout book
  2. Lara Jeans dad decides to get married, her older sister, Margot, has a problem with it and is pretty snotty to her step-mom-to-be — resolution pending.
  3. Peters mom is a bitch to Lara Jean
  4. Chris, Lara Jeans bestie, is actually super helpful to Lara Jean

I really enjoyed all of these novels, including Always and Forever, Lara Jean. I like that it was left on a positive note but sets the tone for Jenny Han to revisit it later, should she wish to do so. Maybe she’ll bring Lara Jean back at the end of her university, but I don’t know if she’s strictly a YA writer or not, so I might just have to be happy with the resolution we have here.

There is a Netflix series based on the books. I haven’t looked into it too much since I wanted to read the books first, so I do not know if it includes all 3 books or not. Now that the books are done, I will definitely be watching it.

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

P.S. I Still Love You is the second book in the series after To All The Boys I Have Loved Before by Jenny Han. Lara Jean has survived the incident where all of her love letters were sent out by … Continue reading

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before ~ Jenny Han

Turning a book into a movie or TV show is a sure way to get onto my radar if it wasn’t already. I feel like this is probably the case for a lot of people and that the lovely Jenny … Continue reading

5 lessons from Gilmore Girls ~*~*~*~*~(spoilers* seasons 1-7) 

The Gilmore Girls reboot is almost upon us. It will be on Netflix on November 25! Yay yay yay yay yay! So, Gilmore Girls is one of my favourite shows of all time. I have watched it and rewatched it … Continue reading

Summer watching on Netflix

** This list is based on what I can access on the Canadian Netflix, sorry if you can’t access all the shows in your country (I for one am so disappointed that I can’t get Parks and Recreation here when … Continue reading