Here's what happens to Lara Jean and Peter in the To All The Boys I've Loved Before books
12 February 2020, 11:00 | Updated: 11 February 2021, 09:23
A summary of what happens to Lara Jean and Peter K in P.S. I Still Love You and Always and Forever, Lara Jean.
It's safe to say that people are obsessed with To All the Boys I've Loved Before. Ever since Netflix dropped the teen rom-com in 2018, fans have not been able to stop thinking about it. Not only is the story all kinds of perfect but the cast is incredible (give Lana Condor all of the awards).
However, long before TATBILB was wowing viewers as a film, it was the first in a best-selling trilogy of three books. Critically acclaimed author Jenny Han released the TATBILB novel back in 2015 and since then Lara Jean and Peter K have gained a legion of fans worldwide. And now, viewers are wondering how the books compare to the films.
With that in mind, we've compiled a summary of how the series pans out. What happens to Lara Jean and Peter K in P.S. I Still Love You? And what happens to Lara Jean and Peter K in Always and Forever, Lara Jean? All three films may be out now but here's how the book varies to the film and what happens after it.
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First things first, the first film actually ends after the second book starts. That adorable final scene in which Lara Jean and Peter K officially start dating doesn't happen until the beginning of P.S. I Still Love You. Not to mention, all of the hot tub teasing drama is part of the second book, too. So, without further ado, here's a summary of P.S. I Still Love You and Always and Forever, Lara Jean.
P.S. I Still Love You
After Peter and Lara Jean finally get together and Peter stops people from teasing Lara Jean for their hot tub escapades (in the book a video is spread around school), Lara Jean receives a letter from John Ambrose McClaren. John reveals that he received her love letter (he was one of her five original crushes). The two then become pen pals even though it's obvious that John likes Lara Jean.
In the books, Lara Jean didn't just meet John at Model UN either. Lara Jean, Peter and Genevieve were all childhood friends. After finding out that the neighbourhood treehouse that they used to play in is about to be cut down, Lara Jean invites John to a reunion party with Peter in which they dig up a time capsule that they buried there. Much to Lara Jean's annoyance, Peter brings Gen.
Lara Jean and Peter then become suspicious of each other. The four of them play Assassins like they used to do when they were kids and Lara Jean breaks up with Peter when she finds out that he knew that Gen shared the hot-tub video around school. However, after winning Assasins, Lara Jean learns that Peter has been kind to Gen because her father's been having an affair.
The two meet up later to discuss their issues and profess their love for each other.
Always And Forever, Lara Jean
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 the College of William and Mary and she decides that she will attend and then attempt to transfer to UVA after her freshman year.
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 and Lara Jean decides she'd rather go there than the College of William and Mary. Peter is upset because it's really 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. Lara Jean then ends things with Peter.
However, before university begins, Lara Jean reveals to Peter that she only split up with him because she cares for him and that she still loves him. They reunite, confident that they will stay together forever.
In conclusion, the books contain a whole lot of drama and romance and that's only the bare bones of what happens in them. We've not even mentioned Dr. Covey's love story or what's next for Kitty and Margot. You NEED to read the trilogy.
Here are just a few of the reactions to the books.
hands down one of the saddest parts of the books is when peter says lara jean never supports him/goes to any of his lacrosse games and then she shows up at his next game dressed in the school colours and has peters shirt number painted on her face but sees him there with gen :(— r.m. 💌 (@rmkavinsky) September 4, 2018
Yall I just realized that when ps I still love you comes out this is going to be the biggest emotional rollercoaster I've ever ridden.— lana's bitch (@kavinskyxblythe) September 3, 2018
ps i still love you movie will utterly destroy me i can't believe i have to sit through lara jean and john content— 𝕒𝕪𝕒 (@cvntineos) August 31, 2018
(ps. i still love you spoiler) like yes peter is a real sweetie but i can feel lara jean’s insecurities and he’s just not doing the fondest job of reassuring / comforting her and it makes me so sad— ً (@blazeslut) August 31, 2018
do u ever just think ab the scene in always and forever lara jean when they go to the diner after prom... and get sad ? do u know how much a man would have to love u to do something THAT special for u for ur prom/birthday ? i think that scene was how i knew they’d get married— ً (@PETERCOVlNSKY) August 28, 2018
“Sometimes I wish we’d met when we were twenty-seven. Twenty-seven sounds like a good age to meet the person you’re going to spend the rest of your life with” - Always and Forever, Lara Jean— badrinarz (@Badrnxrz_) August 28, 2018
thinking about always and forever lara jean and i’m crying and i don’t know if they’re happy tears or sad tears— beth (@pauIaproctor) September 4, 2018
A classic trilogy!