P.S. I Like You
by Kasie West
Published by Point
Publication Date July 26th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Clean Romance
Main Character Ages: 15-18
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…
In a world of way too many angsty young adult books, Kasie West stands out in her ability to write in such a way that is appropriate for young adults, and yet doesn’t have stilted dialog or too much angst. Though Lily certainly had her share of troubles, the overall tone of the story was hopeful and light. The story was told in Lily’s perspective which was perfect. It didn’t give away who the mysterious note writer was and left room for speculation. The story was great and just right after a stressful day. Though it is written for a younger audience, this mature reader enjoyed it very much.
I would have no qualms about my young nieces reading this book at all.