Book Review- P.S. I Like You



P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
Published by Point on July 26th, 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 330

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…

This book was straight up adorable.

I’m usually not one for contemporary novels (so I keep saying…) but when I read the synopsis for this one, I couldn’t resist. It just sounded so cute. And it was…

I was really worried when I first started reading this book. The story wasn’t new or surprising or original. I knew who Lily’s “secret” pen pal was within the first five pages, and pretty much guessed the entirety of the plot. So yeah, I was scared that this book was going to be one cliché fluff piece that would leave me even more reluctant to pick up contemporary novels than I already am.

But honestly this book surprised me, even if I was right about what happened. Everything was just adorable. I fell in love with Lily and Cade. They just seem honest and real, and the character development is SO GOOD.

While this may not be my favorite book in the world, how much I enjoyed it was definitely a surprise to me, and I really want to read some more books from Kasie West (and hopefully find one with a bit more of an original and less predictable plot).

I would recommend this to anyone who loves YA contemporaries, and anyone who is not-so-big on them, but is looking for a good place to start.

I am going to give P.S. I Like You four out of five hearts!

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20 thoughts on “Book Review- P.S. I Like You

  1. :/ I’m the odd one out here because I just can’t get into Kasie West’s writing. I got By Your Side from the Uppercase Box earlier this year, read the first chapter, and it was just… nope…. I guess I’m less of one for contemporary than you! I am, however, thrilled that you loved it! We all need our light, sweet books to throw in between darkness and dragons and the sort! ❤

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  2. I added this book because it was lent to me by a friend. Another friend had given me a beat up copy of Fill In Boyfriend, and I loved it. I LOVED THIS BOOK EVEN MORE. I seriously still can’t get over it. I really recommend FIB, even hough I personally don’the think that it’should as good as this. (Ps, how was your NANOWRIMO? Mine sort of flopped, so I might go back to it in November if I don’t wanna write about super heroes or the novel I’v been working on for six years. I’m not even in high school yet!)

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    • I’m glad you liked this book!! I haven’t read FIB, but it’s on my TBR, and I hope to get to it soon!
      My Nano went pretty well! I wrote 40k words (10k more than my goal), although I’m not really in love with what I wrote, so I don’t know if I am going to use it for anything!
      Wow it’s so impressive that you have a project you’ve been working on so long and you’re not even in HS!! What is it about? Do you think you’ll ever get it published?

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      • I’ve been writing a book about dragons that’s epic fantasy. It’s sort of hard to explain without reading. I’d love for it to get published one day. That would be a dream come true! Also, it’s great to hear about your Nanowrimo! I’m glad it went so well for you.

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