Usually, I stay away from “young adult” (YA) romance because most are tacky and predictable. Since I have four nieces, however, and two will be soon entering their teenage years, I turned to the “To All the Boys” series over the weekend for a guide on things to expect. Netflix recently released the third and final film adaptation of Jenny Han’s bestselling young adult romance novel series, “To All the Boys: Always and Forever.”
The trilogy is about the coming-of-age story of Lara Jean Song Covey (Lana Condor), a Korean-American high schooler. Throughout the trilogy, Lara Jean learns to navigate between her personal growth and the development of her relationship with her boyfriend, Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo).
The trilogy is the first teen rom-com in popular media with Asian actors playing lead roles. Still, the storyline and issues the series touches on maintain universal appeal for people from all cultural backgrounds.
When we first met Lara Jean, she was