I'm sharing my newest favorite... P.S. I Like You by Kasie West (Friday Favorites)


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I LOVE Kasie West. I haven't been disappointed with one of her books yet. Some I love more than others, of course, but they're all good. I thought the whole premise behind this story sounded really fun and was also thrilled when I found out that this would be releasing in hardcover. That format last so much better through multiple re-readings. So, what did I love about this one? Find out below...

P.S. I Like YouP.S. I Like You
by Kasie West
YA Contemporary
Hardcover & ebook, 304 Pages
July 26th 2016 by Point

Summary

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 thatsomeone 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 mysteryand juggle school, friends, crushes, and her crazy family, she discovers that matters of the heart can’t always be spelled out…

   
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My Review

P.S. I LIKE YOU was such a fun read! The whole premise of writing notes with an unknown desk partner was brilliant and well executed. The heroine has a quicky, sarcastic, and down-to-earth voice that is easily relatable. The family life, friendships, and setting all came alive, allowing readers to really get in to this story. Then add in a romance that is utterly complex while also being sweet... Well, readers couldn't ask for more in contemporary YA.

I loved these characters! I loved Lily's voice and that she was a unique heroine as well. I don't think I've ever met anyone quite like her in fiction or real life, but she comes off so authentic. I loved her family life with all it's craziness, which felt authentic as well. Then there was her best friend and some complications there that I think a lot of girls have faced. And finally, the boys. I figured out who her desk pal was fairly early on, but I loved the uncertainty of if he knew or when she would know and how that would all play out. And then this guy... I wasn't sure about him, but he totally won me over. There are definitely some swoon-worthy moments here.

In the end, was it what I wished for? YES! How Kasie West brings alive these characters that are so lovable and fun, but who are also quite complex, and plots a story that works so well is quite amazing. This one probably ties with On the Fence for my favorite contemporary from her to date. Well worth the read! 



Content: Clean
Source: Purchased

Other Books by the Author

Pivot Point (Pivot Point, #1)Split Second (Pivot Point, #2)
On the FenceThe Fill-In Boyfriend

And coming February 2017...
By Your Side
 

About the Author


Kasie West is the author of several YA novels, including The Distance Between Us, On the Fence, and The Fill-In Boyfriend. Her books have received numerous accolades, and have been named ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers and YALSA Best Books for Young Adults. Kasie lives in Fresno, California, with her family, and you can visit her online at www.kasiewest.com.



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