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Book-to-Movie Comparison: “P.S. I Still Love You”

by Miranda Smith

I am one of those people who will consistently tell you that the book is better than the movie. This happens to be one of those cases.

Netflix released “P.S. I Still Love You,” the second movie in the “To All the Boys” series, on Feb. 12. While it is a good movie, the book features things the movie does not.

First off, you can tell “P.S. I Still Love You” changed directors from the first movie. The second film was done by a male director, and it shows. The stylistic choices made differ from those of the original director. They should have stuck with Susan Johnson, but whatever, I guess.

Alright, on to the book vs. the movie. Like all movies, some major plot lines from the book were manipulated or left out.

The major thing the film changes from the book is the character of John Ambrose McClaren. In the book, he is a blond-haired, blue-eyed white boy. Jordan Fisher plays this character in the movie, and he clearly does not have any of these features.  

Don’t get me wrong: Jordan Fisher did a great job in portraying the character. They should have kept the original idea for the character, though. That brings me to my next big point.

John Ambrose has a relationship with more than Lara Jean and Peter in the book. Spoiler Alert: Stormy is his grandmother. This plot point plays a significant role in how Lara Jean and John Ambrose reconnect. Later in the third book, Stormy and John Ambrose’s relationship is an important aspect. I won’t get into that until the next film comes out, though.

One of these days I’ll say that the movie is better than the book in these comparisons. Today is not that day. But hey, don’t let me speak for you. Watch the movie and read the book. Make your own assumptions. Just know, I warned you.

1 Comment on Book-to-Movie Comparison: “P.S. I Still Love You”

  1. Superb great review for a great book . My personal favorite ♥️🌼


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