by Kasie West
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Publication Date: July 26th 2016 by Point
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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...
Kasie West brings irresistible wit, warmth, and sparkle to this swoon-worthy story of love showing up when you least expect it.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Warning: I may fangirl and some things may not make sense because of the fangirling. Just remember that this book is all you need in your life! You may proceed.
I have only read 2 books by Kasie West, and now this one (making it the third book). The Distance Between Us was a book I enjoyed, but P.S. I Like You is the BEST Young Adult novel I’ve read all year! It reminded so much what YA genre is about: it’s cute, adorable, fun, hilarious, light, and all the feels! YA novels don’t really have that much feels for me in terms of the romance or just the story in general, unless it’s a Mental Illness book. But P.S. I Like You made me feel all the feels!
The fact that this novel includes letters had me so intrigued. In this modern age, we are so used to texting that we forget to actually sit down and write a letter. When reading this novel, my mind went back to my high school years and how my friends and I would pass notes to each other. We had our phones but we just loved sending each other letters in the classroom and then getting to keep them (I still have a box with those letters and notes).
Of course, I didn’t have a guy sending me letters back then. I won’t lie, my thought through the whole novel was, “Why didn’t I have a guy like him back in high school for this to happen to me?!” I was eagerly looking forward to each note Lily and the guy would send to each other. Each letter was funny and at the same time, deep in emotions. These two teens would open up about themselves so much in those letters and they didn’t even know who they were writing to. But they felt like they could trust each other and that’s all that mattered.
The story is cliché in the sense that you know who’s the guy—it’s obvious from the start. This is more for Lily, to learn more about a person before thinking badly of them. The guy she learned to like from the letters was a guy she didn’t like in real life. Through the letters, she learned there’s more than meets the eye.
The ending left me a tad hanging. There’s a contest that Lily’s interested and I was expecting more of it, but it wasn’t talked about enough. Still, my heart kept melting while reading. I’m pretty sure it ended up being goo on the floor. (Okay, inside my body, but let’s not get technical here). This story gripped my heart ever since the letters started. I was actually eating while reading this book and my food ended up getting cold because I did not want to interrupt my reading. I wanted to enjoy it completely, which it’s exactly what happened!
I’m so in love, guys. I cannot wait for this book to come out so I can buy it! I’ll be honest and say I wasn’t that excited over this book. Now, I just want to push it on all of you so you feel what I felt and fall head over heels in love!
P.S. I Like You made me forget real life. I submerged myself so deep into the story that when I finished, I wanted more. I needed more of this story because it was beyond what I imagined that I couldn’t take coming back to real life—coming back from the high that this book gave me. It’s officially a 2016 favorite!
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