1. The beginning of the movie is nothing like the beginning of the book
The second book actually includes some of the drama that we see in the first movie. Specifically, the hot tub drama
2. Where Peter and LJ went on their first date is different
In the books, their first date was a lot more chill, Peter actually took Lara Jean to his favorite spot!
3. Lara Jean and John Ambrose aren’t pen pals
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In the books, Lara Jean and John Ambrose have kept in touch over the years and are actually pen pals.
4. The Star Ball never happen
In the books, the Star Ball actually doesn’t happen. It’s not until John and Lara Jean run away together after running into Peter and Gen that the two smooch.
5. Their new contract goes missing
In the movie, the contract is not mentioned at all. Such a significant role tho!
6. Josh is supposed to be around
In the books Josh always lingers around Lara Jean, even though he has a girlfriend.
7. Stormy is not John Ambrose’s grandma
Stormy is a completely different person in the books.
8. John Ambrose does not volunteer at Belleview
The book actually has John Ambrose bumping into Lara Jean
9. The assassins game is no where to be found
Lara Jean and her friends actually play the game Assassins throughout the book, which is why she goes against Gen!
10. The aquarium field trip is a brand new scene that wasn’t in the books.
This addition to the movie is brilliant.