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Jenny Han

Always and Forever, Lara Jean

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2017

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Essay Topics


Author Jenny Han references songs from popular culture throughout this book. What is the main purpose of this in the novel? Use at least three examples from the text to answer.


The novel broaches the subject of teenage sex from several perspectives in Always and Forever, Lara Jean. Address Lara Jean’s point of view that she feels comfortable telling some and not others at school. How does this compare to its treatment in other coming-of-age novels?


Always and Forever, Lara Jean is the third book in a trilogy; author Jenny Han admitted she never planned to write this third installment. What can this text bring for a reader who may be unfamiliar with the first two in the series? What might they learn from reading this text on its own?