Title: P. S. I Like You
Author: Kasie West
Release Date: July, 2016
One day during chemistry class, after her notebook that acts as a lifeline is taken away by the teacher, Lily writes down some lyrics from her favorite indie band on her desk. The next day, someone has added to them. Lily is shocked that another living, breathing soul in the same high school as her is a fan of the same band (they really aren’t that well known), and soon enough her and her mystery correspondent are exchanging deeply personal letters about the things in their lives they don’t always tell other people about. Lily hopes it’s the mysterious senior, Lucas, who she’s been pining over since her freshman year, and gags at the thought of it being the one guy she hates more than anyone or anything else. As Lily tries to juggle school, family life, a song writing contest, friendships, and figuring out who her letter-writer is, she learns that there’s always more than what meets the eye.
I am a big fan of Kasie West’s writing, and P.S. I Like You is, hands down, one of the cutest books I have read in quite some time; I loved every single thing about it. From the main character, her family, her best friend, and the love interest to the chemistry teacher and awkward boy her friend tries to set her up with, it was phenomenal. The premise itself is something to squeal over: sweet, personal, anonymous letters hidden under a shared desk in chemistry class? Yes, please. It makes me jealous that never happened to me when I took chemistry! This book is full of great lines, truthfully awkward moments that are actually hilarious, and very realistic relationships between teenagers, other teenagers, and their families. It had a great, quick pace, and nothing dragged on for too long or went by too quick. The only thing that was slightly off was Lily’s complete hatred for Cade and the way she acted when she was around him, but even that was address towards the end. The way the two pen pals confessed to each other that they knew who they were was the absolute best, and it was so adorable I could go on and on. I would give this book a 10/10, and would recommend it to any teen looking for something that will make them smile the whole way through.