P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

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High School student Lily has dreams of being a song composer, and often spaces out while thinking about music and lyrics. One day, after having her notebook confiscated by her chemistry teacher, she doodles down some song lyrics from one of her favorite (mostly unknown) bands. The next day in class, she gets to her desk only to find that someone has written down the next lyrics in the song! This leads to further communications between her and her new mystery friend through letters that are left hidden in the desk each day.

As they continue to write letters, they become more and more open about their lives and struggles, and seem to form a bond that feels special. Meanwhile, she’s battling the daily ins and outs of high school, including her arch-nemesis Cade, who constantly seems to make fun of her. Cade also happens to be her best friend’s ex-boyfriend. On top of that, she’s attempting to navigate her crush on senior, Lucas, while trying not to be too awkward. Lily’s best friend keeps trying to set her up, and her parents constantly want her help within the family. Through all of the chaos, she keeps coming back to the letters. The mystery man makes her feel understood, and she looks forward to hearing from him every day. Only, who is it that she’s writing to? You’ll have to read to find out!

P.S. I Like You was such a cute book. I loved it! It was the first book I’d read by Kasie West, and it won’t be my last. I’ve been stalking her on Goodreads to see what else she’s written! There’s not much thought required in reading P.S. I Like You, and that’s exactly what I was in the mood for. If you’re looking for something light and fun with a happy ending, this is the book for you!

Overall, the book was adorable and fast paced, though the romance had a slow build. There are some moments where you may want to knock Lily on the head and ask her what she’s thinking, when she’s being intentionally sarcastic, judgmental, or just downright rude to certain people who are trying to be nice to her, but then I have to remind myself that she’s a teenager, and that’s typical teenage behavior. Aside from those few moments, I loved all of the characters and adored the relationships between them. I definitely recommend this book for anyone looking for a quick, fun, light read!

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