Everything in the To All the Boys I've Loved Before Sequel Novel We Want to See in the Movie

If you haven't been living under a rock for the past few months, then you're fully versed on Netflix's hit rom-com, To All the Boys I've Loved Before. 

If you've somehow missed out on this incredible film, allow me to quickly explain. The movie follows Lara Jean Covey through the humiliation of having her private love letters to five individual boys sent out for her crushes to read. Traumatic as it may sound, it all ends with Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky walking across the lacrosse field hand-in-hand… but the story doesn't end there. In fact, there are two more books that follow these young lovebirds after the initial happily ever after.

Lara Jean and Peter laying on the floor in her room in To All the Boys I've Loved Before

(To All the Boys I've Loved Before via Netflix)

It's safe to say I was fully addicted to this story from the first second I watched it, so I immediately bought the second novel in Jenny Han's trilogy, P.S. I Still Love You, because I needed more Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky. And the novel didn't disappoint. In fact, it left me even more confused and emotional than I was after watching the movie.

Although a sequel hasn't been confirmed yet, I'very hopeful that I'll get to see this story play out on the big screen. And if I do, there are certain aspects of the novel that I'm dying to see on film.

Keep scrolling for everything in P.S. I Still Love You that I want to see in a second To All the Boys movie. But fair warning, if you want to approach the film without a hint of spoilers in your head, you should probably stop reading now.

1. More of Lara Jean's Cultural Roots

Although it's absolutely incredible see the cultural diversity in this movie, Lara Jean's Korean roots are definitely a bit more emphasized in the second book. We get to experience many of the holiday traditions and family dynamics that make the Song-Covey sisters so unique. Personally, I'd love to see a bit more of Lara Jean's Korean roots in a second movie, even if it's something as simple as addressing the fact that the three girls officially call themselves the Song sisters and not the Covey girls.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before: Lara Jean on a bus

(To All the Boys I've Loved Before via Netflix)

2. Lara Jean's Sassy Side

In the movie, Lara Jean comes across as fairly sweet and demure. She'll definitely stick up for herself, but she does it in a way that doesn't detract from her overall caring nature. In the books, however, Lara Jean definitely has a sassy side. She gets irritated with people fairly easily and she's constantly searching for ways to show everyone that she's more than just the shy girl who likes to bake. It definitely gives her a more human quality, and I would love to see some of her sassy side make an appearance in a second movie.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before: Peter confront Lara Jean

(To All the Boys I've Loved Before via Netflix)

3. The Complexities of Lara Jean and Peter's Relationship

Now, I won't go ruining everything that happens in the second book, but suffice to say, Peter Kavinsky and Lara Jean don't have quite the happily ever after that we all dreamed of. They definitely go through a few ups and downs in their relationship, and their seemingly perfect chemistry is marred by a few major reveals that massively change how you view their romance.

While it really was upsetting and difficult to read about Peter K. not being the perfect angel baby that he was in the film, it gave the whole relationship a more human quality. It's very rare that someone acts as unselfishly vulnerable as Peter does in the movie. It's much more likely that everyone has their own stuff going on under the surface that affects how open their heart is going to be. Peter and Lara Jean's relationship is far from perfect in the second book, but it made it feel all the more real and relatable to know that their romance wasn't a complete fairytale, which is exactly why I'd want to see some of their ups and downs portrayed on my television screen.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before: Peter and Lara Jean ending scene

(To All the Boys I've Loved Before via Netflix)

4. A Final Resolution to Margot and Josh's Relationship

In the first movie, the relationship between Margot and Josh gets a little brushed under the rug. Margot breaks up with him and seems to have a clear conscience, but is still so upset when she learns about Lara Jean's past feelings for Josh that she won't even talk to her sister. We never really find out where Josh and Margot stand with each other, even though it's obvious they still care about one another. Ideally, the second movie would bring their relationship to a tidy resolution, no matter how good or bad it might be.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before: Margot Covey

(To All the Boys I've Loved Before via Netflix)

5. John Ambrose McClaren

It's literally just a given that we all need to see more John Ambrose McClaren in a second To All the Boys movie. Not only did this total smoke show pop in at the mid-credits scene of the first movie, firmly establishing our love for him by the simple fact that he has a beautiful face, but he also plays a major role in the second book. In fact, he's first-movie-Peter Kavinsky levels of sweet, kind, generous and totally romantic to Lara Jean. It makes everything very confusing, but you just can't help but love this adorable character. Give us John Ambrose McClaren or don't give us a second movie at all.

John Ambrose McClaren in To All the Boys I've Loved Before

(To All the Boys I've Loved Before via Netflix)


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