‘To All the Boys: Always and Forever’ Changed This Major Plot From the Book

On Jan. 13, Netflix dropped the trailer for To All the Boys: Always and Forever, Lara Jean. The movie will premiere on Netflix on Feb. 12 and will complete the rom-com trilogy based on the book series by Jenny Han. Lana Condor stars as Lara Jean Covey and Noah Centineo plays Peter Kavinsky. 

In the third movie, the two characters spend their senior year together while wondering if they will stay together after their high school graduation. While this was the major plotline of Han’s book, the trailer for the movie showed Netflix’s version made a major change to Lara Jean and Peter’s college plans. 

[Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers for Jenny Han’s book To All the Boys: Always and Forever.]

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Netflix released the trailer for ‘To All the Boys: Always and Forever’

To give fans of the series an idea of what to expect, Netflix released the trailer for To All the Boys: Always and Forever. Condor also posted the trailer on her Instagram account and wrote a message for fans of the trilogy.

“… TO ALL THE BOYS 3 is coming out February 12th on @netflix and I’m already crying!!! Words cannot even begin to express how grateful I am to all of you for the love and support of these 3 movies and I know Lara Jean wishes she could write each and every one of you a love letter. Here’s to the finale. Always and forever, Lana @toalltheboysnetflix,” Condor wrote on Instagram

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What happens in the ‘To All the Boys: Always and Forever’ trailer

The trailer begins with Lara Jean on vacation in Seoul, South Korea with her family. As she narrates the trailer, fans are able to reminisce over scenes from the past two movies, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You.

In the next scene, Peter and Lara Jean sit together in a diner and Peter asks Lara Jean to prom. It is then revealed the two of them are planning to attend Stanford University together after high school.

While on a school trip in New York City, Lara Jean falls in love with the city and considers attending college there.

“I could really see myself living there, you know?” Lara Jean says in the trailer.

“We both know what 3,000 miles would do to us,” Peter tells her, seemingly arguing against Lara Jean’s choice to move to New York City.

As the trailer continues, Lara Jean finds out she did not get accepted into Stanford, and her college of choice and future with Peter is left unknown.

The colleges in the book are different

Filming for To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before took place in Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, British Columbia. Oregon appears to serve as the primary setting of the film, while the books took place in Virginia.

In the trailer, Peter laments that Lara Jean could possibly move nearly 3,000 miles away from him. However, in the books, Peter has a lacrosse scholarship to the University of Virginia and Lara Jean only applied to schools close to her family.

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While Lara Jean is rejected from the University of Virginia, she is accepted to the College of William & Mary and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Peter hopes that Lara Jean will attend the College of William & Mary, but she decides to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill instead.

Even though Lara Jean chooses to attend a college in a different state than Peter in the books, their chosen colleges in Han’s book trilogy are just over three hours apart by car. It seems the movies have made Lara Jean’s college choice have higher stakes when it comes to her relationship with Peter.