by Kasie West
Lily has always dreaded going to chemistry everyday since the beginning of the year. The only way she can get through it is by writing lyrics in her notebook. But that was all before Mr. Ortega took away her notebook and she had to resort to actually taking notes and scribbling on the table. When someone starts to write back to her scribbles on the desk, Lily begins to enjoy chemistry, starts writing more lyrics and starts falling for whoever is writing back to her.
“Kasie West's P.S. I LIKE YOU is an amazing contemporary novel with awesome characters and a fun plot. Lily is a hilarious main character….”
Kasie West's P.S. I LIKE YOU is an amazing contemporary novel with awesome characters and a fun plot. Lily is a hilarious main character who literally made me laugh out loud multiple times. Throughout the entire book I was really interested in Lily's endeavors with her friends and family because everything was so unpredictable and original. She struggles with finding her place in a large family and expressing herself with the students at school. To see her evolve throughout the book was both inspirational and hilarious. This emotional aspect of the book was really well-displayed, especially through the song lyrics that Lily was writing. The lyrics were really well done, and I would love it if an actual song was written for the book.
West wrote a contemporary plot that never seemed to slow or disappoint the reader which has always been a problem for contemporary authors. They are either unable to provide a satisfying ending or the book loses the attention of the reader halfway through. West is able to both keep the reader's attention and provide an ending that leaves the reader smiling. The combination of hilarious characters with a fast-paced plot made the read quick and fun, but there were times where the author seemed to lose certain aspects of the book. For example, I felt like Lily and Isabel's relationship was a little undermined in order to make more room for Lily's relationship with whoever her mysterious desk writer was, even though the friendship aspect had started off as a major factor in the book. Yet, the book still kept a contemporary feel the entire way through that made it very enjoyable.
Overall, I would definitely recommend P.S. I LIKE YOU to everyone who has read any of West's previous books or is looking for a contemporary to read this summer. The book is an easy, fun read that will make you laugh and smile the entire way through.
Reviewed by Harleen K., Teen Board Member on July 20, 2016
- Publication Date: July 26, 2016
- Genre: Romance
- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Point
- ISBN-10: 0545850975
- ISBN-13: 9780545850971