P.S. I Like You
By Kasie West
Point, 2016. 329 pages. Young Adult
Sometimes you just need a light fun book to read and this book fits the bill.
Quirky Lily Abbott has always felt a little insecure at school. She buys her clothes from the thrift store, listens to Indie music, and dreams of being a songwriter. So, it doesn’t help when wealthy, cool-kid, Cade teases her. Cade and Lily have been enemies ever since he dated her best friend, Isabel. Not like Lucas who she has crushed on for years, and he is even in a band.
One day while spacing out in Chemistry class, Lily scribbles some lyrics down on the desk. The next day she is surprised to see a reply. Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging letters, recommending bands, and opening up to each other. The letters quickly become the best part of her week as she struggles with her crazy family and her evolving friendship with Isabel. It doesn’t take Lily long to realize she is falling for this unknown boy, but will he be everything she dreams of in real life?
Kasie West excels at writing funny, relatable characters. This sweet love story is maybe a bit predictable but oh so enjoyable.