Thursday, September 1, 2016

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

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…” - taken from

Lily Abbott is an original. Wearing thrift store finds, she isn’t in the popular crowd. In a family of four children, Lily has problems finding space and time to practice her guitar or write song lyrics. She hopes to enter a songwriting contest that she learns about from the newspaper. When her chemistry teacher calls her out for not taking notes in his class, Lily has to put away her special notebook and show her teacher the notes she has taken every day. Bored out of her mind, Lily writes the first lyric of her favorite song on her desk. She is surprised the next day that someone wrote the next lyric underneath. Thus begins a daily conversation with an unknown person. The two write letters back and forth, leaving them underneath the desk. Soon, Lily begins to look forward to her daily Chemistry class. When Lily begins to grow fond of her male penpal, she begins to wonder who it might be and if she really wants to know.

Who has Lily developed feelings for? What happens when she discovers his identity?

This has to be my favorite Kasie West book so far but my hopes are high with her next contemporary story, By Your Side, on Feb. 14, 2017, it which opposites attract after being locked in the library over the weekend.

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