Published by Point on July 26th 2016
Genres: contemporary, love stories, young adult
Signed, sealed, delivered…
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…
SPOILER ALERT: Just letting you know this post may contain spoiler about the characters and/or plot. Do not read further if you don’t want to be spoiled.
I really like this one, if you couldn’t already tell. And since I’ve been in a semi-book slump I decided to return to some old favorites hoping to jump-start the new year. I’ve been seriously lagging in my reviews this year, but I hope to make a comeback as things are starting to shape up.
So, P. S. I Like You. The sixth book by Kasie West and my favorite so far (and you can find my first review here). Her books are just all around fun. But here are a few reasons why I keep coming back to this particular one.
- The letters. I know I’m biased on this front, being one who absolutely loves to write letters, but in a world where everything is instant, the letter exchanges are so much fun. The reply, the waiting, the reading. All of it. And I can relate. I tend to be better at written words than a real conversation.
- The love-hate relationship. Cade and Lily. Sworn enemies. Until they weren’t. If this seems like a spoiler to you, sorry.
- It’s an easy, quick read. I keep coming back because it’s an easy, yet entertaining read. When your mind is in overdrive for most of the day, it needs a break. And a story with intense, deep emotions and/or with an intense, dramatic storyline is not something I turn to for that. West’s stories fill this need. She never disappoints.
So, relaxing my mind. Reading a fun story. For my mental health.