What happens in the To All the Boys 3 book? A summary of Always and Forever, Lara Jean

13 February 2020, 15:35 | Updated: 11 February 2021, 17:42

By Sam Prance

Lara Jean Song Covey and Peter Kavinsky face even more relationship struggles after To All the Boys 2 ends.

To All the Boys: Always and Forever just came out but what happens to Lara Jean (Lana Condor) in the book it's based on?

To All the Boys fans will already know that the trilogy of films is based on a series of books by Jenny Han and there are a few key differences between the novels and the movies which they are based on. Always and Forever, Lara Jean reveals exactly how Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky's (Noah Centineo) story ends but the movie makes a few changes to Jenny's book.

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With that in mind, we've put together a summary of Always and Forever, Lara Jean so that you can compare it to the movie.

What happens in Always and Forever, Lara Jean? - SPOILERS AHEAD!

To All the Boys 3: Always and Forever, Lara Jean book summary
To All the Boys 3: Always and Forever, Lara Jean book summary. Picture: Netflix

To All the Boys 2 ends a little bit open-ended but the P.S. I Still Love You book makes clear that Lara Jean is not interested in pursuing a romantic relationship with John Ambrose. She tells him that she would have picked him initially but that she fell in love with Peter first and can't undo that. Always and Forever, Lara Jean begins with Lara Jean and Peter stronger than ever.

The book opens with Lara Jean and Peter in their final year of high school, both planning to study at the University of Virginia (UVA) together. Peter gets in with a lacrosse scholarship but Lara Jean is rejected. She gets an offer to study at the College of William and Mary and she decides that she will go there and then attempt to transfer to UVA after her freshman year.

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Nevertheless, Lara Jean soon finds out that she has been taken off the waitlist for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and been accepted. Chris encourages Lara Jean to check out the campus to see if she likes it and Lara Jean decides that she'd rather go there than the College of William and Mary. Peter is upset because it's far from UVA.

After graduation, Lara Jean, Peter and their friends go on holiday together and almost have sex but Peter chooses not to. At home, Lara Jean finds out that Peter is considering transferring to UNC and his mum asks Lara Jean to break up with Peter because their relationship could affect his future.

Drunk at a party, Lara Jean then decides to end things with Peter. Peter asks her if she only wanted to have sex with him to neatly end their relationship before university and reveals that he didn't have sex with her on holiday in case that was true. Lara Jean lies and says yes.

When she sobers up, Lara Jean feels terrible about what she's done. She later reveals to Peter that she only broke up with him because she cares for him and that she still loves him. They reunite, confident that they will stay together forever.

In other news, Lara Jean's dad gets married to his neighbour Trina, John Ambrose appears briefly with a new girlfriend all moved on from Lara Jean and Stormy passes away in her sleep. It's okay. We're crying too.

What do you think? Did the film do the book justice?