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Monday, October 14, 2019

Idolizing In: P.S. I Like You by Kasie West | #BookReview @KasieWest @Scholastic @ireadya

Format Jess Read This Novel In: Hardcover
Print Length: 326 Pages | Publication Date: July 26, 2016
Publisher: Scholastic : Point | ISBN-13: 978-0545850971
Language: English | Main Genre(s): Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
Jess Obtained This Book Through: Amazon


"P.S. I Like You" by Kasie West

Author's Book Description : 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...

Kasie West brings irresistible wit, warmth, and sparkle to this swoon-worthy story of love showing up when you least expect it.

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!! Oh my goodness, you guys!! This novel!!! I don’t know where to begin with this review. *happy sigh* So here we go ...

Lily is a shy girl who covers that with false confidence. Yet because of how she portrays herself to everyone else, it means she only has one friend. Her best friend Isabel. But even though she has a “hipster” eclectic sole and style, her goal in life is to be a song writer. And she is still on the brink of being great, IF she can get a “muse” to work for her. So, one day she was “working” on her lyrics during Chemistry class and using the desk as her paper. The following day she finds a response on her desk that someone else wrote. And so begins her exchanges with her secret pen pal. Who could it be? As time goes by she decides to find out who her pen pal actually is but will she be happy once she finally knows ...

I had originally heard about this book from Julie @ Pages and Pens and I am so glad I did! I agree when Julie said that the “passing of notes felt nostalgic” I think it was that charm that sealed my love for it! ๐Ÿ˜‚ But as I stated above I am just giddy for joy about this novel! Lily was a great, well-rounded character. I adored how Lily handled the situations presented to her (even her defense mechanisms ๐Ÿ˜Š) as at her age, though I didn’t have her style, I completely had her personality … just trying to get by and make it through the best way she knew how. And that part where she decided on “taking sides” between who she thought was her secret admirer and Isabel just proved how loyal she was. Can I have her as a friend? ๐Ÿ˜‰

But not just talking about Lily as a character, I enjoyed how this novel shapes its “main characters” and how you get to see all sides of them (the sweet, the good, the annoying, and the somewhat cruel). I’m not sure if this was accurate to high school in the now (as I was born in the 1980’s) BUT it was nice seeing my high school experiences(-ish) being displayed in the present-ish setting. In addition, I enjoyed how Ms. West made her characters feel believable because of the life situations they were thrown in and how we got to “see behind the mask” that some of the characters were showing throughout most of this novel.

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Now I cannot complete this glowing recommendation without discussing Cade and eternal love for him too. I mean, reading about him through Lily’s eyes was simply perfect. I loved finding out all of his nuances right beside Lily. Then how they dealt with his family issues and how she overcame the stigma of her own family life … I was completely riveted! It doesn’t hurt that I am a total “seemingly opposites attract” troupe lover so yeah. For me they were a perfect pair.

I HIGHLY recommend this novel to those looking for an entertaining contemporary young adult romance!

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Author's Novel Extras :

Book Teaser(s) :
"Of course you can go to lunch with Gabriel," I said. "Don't worry about me. Have fun."
"You could come with us if . . ."
I was tempted to make her finish that sentence. To accept her invitation just to be funny, but I put her out of her misery. "No. I don't want to go on your anniversary lunch. Please. I have a book to write . . . Two-Month Anniversaries Are The Start Of Forever. Chapter One: At sixty days, you'll know it's real if he whisks you away from the drudgery of high school and takes you to Taco Bell."
"We're not going to Taco Bell."
"Uh-oh. Only one chapter in and it's not looking good for you."
Isabel's dark eyes glinted. "Joke all you want, but I think it's romantic."
I grabbed her hand and squeezed. "I know. It's adorable." ~ within Chapter 1

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20 comments :

  1. This sounds like an amazing read and adding to my read list now! Thanks for the suggestion!

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    1. You're very welcome! If you picked it up I really hope you'll enjoyed it.

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  2. This book seems very intriguing and interesting! Will definitely add to my to read list.

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    1. It is definitely a cute young adult contemporary read. I hope you'll enjoy it if you grab yourself a copy.

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  3. Thanks for suggesting, I will definitely add this to my book list, I'm always on the hunt for something new to read. I'm a fast reader.. ��

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  4. sounds like a very nice read. I'll add it to my 'to read' list

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  5. The cover looks so cute and interesting to read! and the audio book is pretty good too.

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  6. Thanks for the ideas..! I will definitely share these to my friends, it's nice to display something artistic and related to you.

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  7. Sounds like a great read.. Thanks! I will definitely try to read this as soon as possible. ��

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  8. I love reading books that are well written but that also have well-rounded characters that I can empathise with. This book seems to have both and I would love to read it.

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    1. It is a really entertaining novel that I highly recommend ... if you pick it up I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did.

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  9. This one will be added on my read list. This is look so interesting. and the book teaser made me more excited to read this and the book cover is simple but cute.

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    1. It definitely is an adorable read. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did. =0)

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  10. This looks like a nice romance read. Gotta check it out this weekend!

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  11. I love reading your reviews. I do not have time to read all the books I see. Wish I could.

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