July 26, 2016
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.
"Sweet and fun, a keeper!" By Ashia 1 year ago
P.S. I LIKE YOU is a fun and light read, yet it gives me all the feels and magic of first love! I love this book and I wish it didn't have to end!
Lily Abbott was bored in Chemistry class and somehow she wrote some lyrics on the desk. To her surprise, someone answered the next day! Thus begins a surprising friendship based on their love of music. She finds herself looking forward to their daily exchanges, but when she finds out that her pen pal is none other than the boy she loathes (I don't think this is a spoiler, as it's pretty obvious who her pen pal would be), how can she reconcile the two?
Lily is a great heroine. She's strong and doesn't feel the need to conform to the other kids in school. How many of us were that way back in the days? What I love about her is her strong sense of family; she was so patient with her sister and brothers, even as they drive her crazy or take time away from the thing she loved--songwriting. Her family is crazy and they may not be rich, but the love and affection among them is obvious and heartwarming.
Lily and the guy are adorable! I love their letters--I look forward to them, and almost want to skip stuff just to get to them. They bonded over music and their confidences of things that are bothering them. I think they're able to share really personal things because of the anonymity. Actually, I thought they have this deep connection between them (at least the author made me believe this!) due to their bonding, and thought how wonderful it was for them to find their soul mate that way! Later, when their identities were revealed, they were (dare I say it?) adorable together--their interaction, their dialogue, etc. Especially when Lily finally got the song she was writing for the competition together. That scene was so touching and made my heart ache in a good way.
P.S. I LIKE YOU is recommended for tweens and teens (and adults who are young at heart) who love reading a sweet and fun romance. This book is definitely going on my keeper shelf and I definitely see myself re-reading this in the future!
"3.5-4 STARS" By Terrill Rosado 1 year ago
This book got off to a slow start along with a feeling of predictability. It started picking up for me at about 25%. Overall, it's a cute YA novel, but not the best when compared to previous Kasie West books or current books within this genre. Yes, it was a bit predictable, but readers within the actual age group that it's intended for should enjoy the story arc and sweet outcome.