P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Total Pages: 330
Signed, sealed, delivered…
While spacing out in chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds that someone has continued the lyrics on the desk and added a message to her. Intrigue!
Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging full-on letters—sharing secrets, recommending bands, and opening up to each other. Lily realizes she’s kind of falling for this letter writer. Only, who is he? As Lily attempts to unravel the mystery and juggle school, friends, crushes, and her crazy family, she discovers that matters of the heart can’t always be spelled out…
This is probably going to be a pretty short review, and to be honest I’m not sure I’m going to be able to share a lot of insightful details, but I’ll give it a shot. Maybe if I go with a bulleted list this review won’t suck so much and I can come up with more thoughts. Alright, yeah let’s do that.
- I love Kasie West, I really do. I wouldn’t say that her books are exactly unique stories, but I still love the characters and the stories.
- I read this book at exactly the right time to love it even more than I figured that I would. This was one of the books that made the cut to come with me on my cruise to the Caribbean. I wanted a fast paced read that I didn’t have to think too much into so I could enjoy it lounged by the pool with a drink in my hand. Hit the nail right on the head with this pick.
- I adored Lily’s family. She, as a character, was okay. I found her a bit whiny at times, which annoyed me. Her family, however, well they were crazy and magical and just awesome. They reminded me a lot of my own family, actually, which is probably why I loved them so much. And nope, that doesn’t make me Lily, I swear I’m not whiny and annoying.
- I didn’t immediately like the guy that Lily was exchanging letters with once we figured out who it was. Speaking for myself, I thought it was a little obvious, but maybe it wasn’t for others. Anyways, I did feel a little bad for him, and he did eventually grow on me, but I hated how two faced he was. Though, I guess that happens a lot in high school, acting one way in public and another way in private.
- I’m struggling here. This book really is pretty straightforward. I don’t have any profound thoughts to share outside of throwing love in all directions for this book.
- The relationship that forms between Lily and He Who Must Not Be Named (not Voldemort – don’t worry) was just cute. Everything about it was freaking adorable, and I loved it all, and I just want to hug them both.
- These bullet points suck. I’m sorry. You aren’t getting anything from this review, are you? I’m sorry.
- Basically, what I’m trying to say is that this is an adorable story of unexpected love that doesn’t throw too much drama into the mix, making it a little bit more realistic than some other YA love stories. You should read it.
- Final (and most important) thought: Lily and He Who Must Not Be Named started their relationship on a desk in CHEMISTY class. Oh, the irony! You know, like relationship = CHEMISTRY between two people? LAUGH! IT’S FUNNY! But also feel bad for me because it took me until almost the end of the book to connect the dots. Womp, womp.
I promise I’ll do better in upcoming reviews. Blame this lame review on my brain being mush after vacation.
Please help this sad, sad review and post something of actual depth and intelligence about this book. K thanks 🙂