58 pages 1 hour read

Jenny Han

Always and Forever, Lara Jean

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2017

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Chapters 37-41

Chapter Summaries & Analyses

Chapter 37 Summary

In the middle of the night, Lara Jean wakes up crying and second guessing herself. She has a hangover in the morning and takes herself to the bathroom. Kitty finds her there and gets her to move down to the kitchen. Her father serves scrambled eggs, telling her she’d be in trouble if not for the wedding. She spends the day in bed, forcing herself not to call Peter. She feels terrible for making him look the way he did. Finally, she gives in and texts Peter “I’m so sorry,” and while it looks for a while like he might reply, he never does (510).

Chapter 38 Summary

Chris comes over to announce she’s leaving the next day for the Dominican Republic because a spot opened up at an eco-hotel. She’s already packed because she’s not bringing much. Her plan had been to go to Costa Rica in August; she is still saying she may come back in six months, but it seems probable to Lara Jean that she’ll be gone for good. Instead of being left behind, she’s getting out. Lara Jean resists telling her that she and Peter broke up because the day is about Chris. Lara Jean mourns the swift exit, wishing the duo had more time to “cement our friendship,” but she realizes it’s all ending (516).