Book Review: P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

I don’t know what it is lately, but I have been in such a pen pal mood. Last month, I started a pen pal project called Written Connections with Alexandra from Twirling Pages and Breana from Milky Boos, and it’s finally kicking off! 💌 There’s something so special and sentimental about putting your time and love into a letter and receiving one back. 

In the past, I’ve always had to look towards my favorite, Lara Jean Song Covey, for these sweet and idealistic thoughts, but this month, I reread one of my favorite soft contemporaries by the contemporary-writing queen Kasie West. P.S. I Like You was a heartwarming, lovable story that I simply could not put down. 💖

P.S. I LIKE YOU by Kasie West

PUBLISHED BY Point (Scholastic) on July 26th 2016

GENRES: Contemporary

PAGES: 330

ADD TO GOODREADS // BOOK DEPOSITORY

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…

Content/Trigger Warnings: divorced parents, bullying

P.S. I Like You follows the perspective of Lily, a girl in high school who loves song-writing, daydreaming, and avoiding paying attention in her Chemistry class. One day, when she absentmindedly writes a song lyric on her desk, she’s surprised to find that someone else has written back! ✏️

If Mr. Ortega catches me writing you this letter, I am committed to shoving it in my mouth and swallowing. I hope I can count on the same commitment from you.

The romance in this book was just so incredibly cute to watch unfold! If you’re a fan of the enemies-to-lovers trope, I promise you will not be disappointed. 💞 We get to see two stubborn yet strong individuals open up to one another. Although Lily and the love interest are hesitant to know each other at first, they learn to become real friends who encourage one another. 

In terms of writing, I would say that this book was predictable in the best way. Filled in cheesy cliches that make you smile and tooth ache, I loved all the classic storybook moments. 🥺❤️ This is a book you pick up when you’re feeling down and want something soft and cute to cheer you up. 

“You’re my favorite way to pass the time. But time stands still when you’re on my mind.”

This is probably my favorite Kasie West book, and for a queen of contemporary-writing, this one just knocks it out of the park. 🌸 If you’re feeling down and need something to cheer you up, this is the book to read! If you’re feeling cutesy and want a book that matches your mood, I’d definitely recommend this one!  

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11 thoughts on “Book Review: P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

  1. I actually read this book a while back! I distinctly remember that I wasn’t feeling well and I needed something light and fluffy to read. I had read previous Kasie West books before and they all fit that mold so I picked up P.S. I Like You. I thought is was really cute! Like you said, it’s pretty predictable and cliche, but I didn’t mind because I was having too much fun!

    I really enjoy You’ve Got Mail retellings, which is funny, because I only watched the movie itself last year!

    Great review!

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    1. That’s exactly why I picked this up!! I really needed something lighthearted and soft, and this was honestly the perfect pick. 💖 You should also check out Alex, Approximately!! It’s another You’ve Got Mail retelling (ironic that I know the retellings but I’ve never watched the original), but it’s super cute~~

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      1. I’ve read Alex, Approximately! I love Jenn Bennett’s books so much! Another great You’ve Got Mail retelling that I adore is Letters to the Lost! If you haven’t read that one yet, I’d definitely recommend it! And I thought the movie is cute! It was interesting to see such an iconic movie, having already read so many retellings beforehand. I still had a really fun time watching though!

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  2. Ahh I forgot about this book! 😍 I adore books where the characters are writing to each other and don’t know their real identities. A couple more I liked was Tell Me Three Things and Letters to the Lost.

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    1. Ooo I should check out those books!! If you like this trope, you should read Alex, Approximately!!

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    1. OMG you should!! It was just what I needed during this time, and it was just as cute and lovely as I remembered. 😍

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  3. ahhh this sounds like such a lovely contemporary read, I really need to get to it! I only read one book by Kasie West so far, I think it was The Distance Between Us (not even sure I remember the title correctly haha), but I’m really eager to read more of them 😀
    Wonderful review! ❤

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    1. ooo that is a title!! you should definitely check this one out 🥰 i have a good feeling that you’ll like it because it’s just full of cuteness~!

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