P.S. I Like You
Music occupies Lily Abbott’s mind most of the time–when she isn’t thinking about how nice it would be to have a boyfriend. And when she gets bored in chemistry class, she writes a line of lyrics on the desk. The next day she finds someone has written the next line of the lyric below hers. She doesn’t think anyone else listens to the alternative bands she likes, but that line of lyrics starts an anonymous pen-pal correspondence. Lily finds herself falling in love with the guy who is writing the letters, who opens himself up to her and she to him. But when she discovers who it is, someone she has hated forever, life becomes very complicated.
Author Kasie West has written a really funny and very sweet young adult novel. The writing is crisp, the dialogue is very real and snappy, and the characters are well-rounded, complex, and completely believable. There is no swearing, no violence, no sex, and a normal family with two parents present. This is a refreshing change from a lot of the YA novels of today. This terrific book deserves wide readership in the tween and YA community and beyond.