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

P.S. I Like You

byKasie West

Hardcover | July 26, 2016

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What if the person you were falling for was a total mystery?

While Lily is spacing out in Chemistry one day, she picks up her pencil and scribbles a line from one of her favorite songs on the desk. The next day, someone else has written back to her on the desk! Soon enough Lily and the mystery student are exchanging notes, lyrics, and even sharing secrets. When Lily finds out that her anonymous pen pal is a guy, she's flustered - and kind of feels like she's falling for him. She and her best friend set out to unravel the identity of the letter-writer - but when the truth is revealed, the guy is the LAST person Lily could have ever imagined it to be. Now that Lily knows the truth, can she untangle her feelings and gather the courage to listen to her heart?

From beloved author Kasie West (The Distance Between Us) comes an utterly charming story about mixed messages, missed connections, and the magic of good old fashioned secret admirer notes.

Kasie West is the author of several YA novels, including The Distance Between Us, On the Fence, and The Fill-in Boyfriend. Her books have received numerous awards and accolades including an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers selection, a YALSA Best Books for Young Adults selection, and a number of Whitney and Goodreads Choice Awards ...
Title:P.S. I Like YouFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.57 × 5.78 × 1.12 inPublished:July 26, 2016Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545850975

ISBN - 13:9780545850971


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Liked it This is probably my least favourite Kasie West book, I couldn't connect with any of the characters. I also already knew who the guy was writing notes with Lily. The story was pretty predictable, but it was still enjoyable! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from She does it again! Another Kasie West that does it all. Now I haven't read all her books, infact I'm not sure I'll be reading them all, but this one is again just amazing and I flew threw it!
Date published: 2018-06-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from P.S. I Like You Miss Kasie does it again :D I think I'm a having a major crush on Kasie West because she is one of the rare authors that makes me feel so much the characters she writes .. ’m glad for Lily’s big, loud family. A four children family and general messiness? It was my playground. Anyone who grew up in a family of six and who looks blank when confronted with the concept of a one child room will easily understand what she goes through. Her family is weird, crazy, annoying, roll-eyes worthy, yet so lovable, with a special award for Bugs Rabbit XD They made me smile. And that darling rabbit, much love directed its way. LOVE LOVE LOVE .. I recommend this to anyone who likes nice fluffy high school romance with a nice twist :)
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cute This was cute The problem I had with it is that the love interest is somewhat of an ass and even though it's just a front, it's not ok to treat people badly
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must-read! I love Kasie West books and this one does not disappoint. Super easy summer read with a bit of a twist to keep you on your toes. A love story with well-developed characters and a deeper story than expected. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Five-Star Contemporary Every once in a while, I get the urge to relax and spoil myself with a fluffy, mindless contemporary novel. Usually, I (unfortunately) don't expect anything too deep or emotionally impacting from books like this, given the fluff and cliché happily-ever-after type of endings, but I've come to expect three-dimensional characters and enchanting storylines from Kasie West. This is the second novel I've read with her name on the cover, the first being By Your Side (which I also loved), and I know for certain it won't be the last. Kasie West has taken her place as one of my favorite authors in the YA genre.
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Have Hope for Love! Kasie West has just stunned us all with P.S. I Like You. Just like everything else she has written, this is a contemporary romance that is so cute, impressive and addicting. I am in love with the concept solely because it focuses on romance in a different way than your usual author. IT'S A CUTESY SCHOOL SETTING. Sure, we normally find ourselves reading about characters in a school setting, but this was different. This went away from your typical school cliques, and dove deep into the world of pen pals and anonymous messages. Although it was predictable, THAT WASN'T THE POINT. The way West spun the story out was the most important thing that I took from this whole book, and that's what I found the most impressive. To this day, I am unable to identify how this concept came to life. Can we please make a movie out of every book that West writes? Pretty please with a cherry on top? This book wasn't just about love. It was mostly about a teenage girl named Lily and her high school life. She was battling so many issues throughout the whole book concerning her family, friends and crushes - and it just seemed so real. Some authors are unable to create a contemporary romance chick-lit novel that seems real or valid, but Kasie West always seems to do that, and I just can't help but wondering... how? Every book doesn't follow the same formula of bookish magic, which is what confuses me. Every time, we are introduced to new characters, issues, settings, ways of falling in love. Although I cannot relate to the love part, her writing gives me hope for love. AND SOMEHOW THERE'S ALWAYS SOME KIND OF SUSPENSE ATTACHED. The suspense was the best part of the novel. I read this going on a road trip, and I found that the pacing of the book progressed at the same rate as my trip did. I felt like I was a fly on the wall when reading this... Lily's life was so realistic that I'm silently hoping that I could be best friends with her. She just seems to be my kind of person. At this moment, I wish that I could talk about the love interest. HE IS MY DREAM BOOK BOYFRIEND. I'd like to keep this spoiler-free, so let's just say that the relationship West created between Lily and this mystery guy is unbelievable. Opposites do attract... somehow, and I wish I could understand the mechanisms as to why. P.S. I Like You is a memorable, adorable story that will just make you smile. It is easy to read, mostly because it is laid out in an interesting fashion with a fun setting. It makes a dream that school is not only about homework, assignments and friend drama. It could definitely be a setting for a true (not cheesy) love story like this. PLEASE GRAB THIS while I grab Kasie's new books. I need them all!
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good! Warm and fluffy and completely predictable...but still a fun read!
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so cute. P.S. I Like You has become my favorite Kasie West book, as simple as that. I have read almost all of her work but this book seemed different that the others, to me. It tells the story of Lily, artist in her soul, who has a habit of spacing out and not listening in her chemistry class. When her teacher threatens to take away the notebook in which she tries to write songs, Lily ends up scribbling on her desk. Someone answers and then begins an anonymous friendship through letters. It was pretty obvious from the beginning who the secret person is, it’s definitely not a plot twist. It’s interesting though, to witness the characters getting to know each other differently. I kind of recognize myself in the story with how much place someone can take in your life without you realizing it. (internet friendships for the win) The characters were well-developed. The plot, though predictable, was very cute and light. Being a big YA contemporary reader, this one did not disappoint me. The wits and sarcasm in the characters is really delightful and refreshing. Good job Kasie West, you’ve done it again.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Adorable This is a cute story. It's a great light read that just makes you feel happy. From the beginning it's obvious who the mystery guy is but it was fun to read. I've enjoyed every book that I've read by Kasie West. Her books never disappoint me. I definitely recommend her books if you're looking for an adorable contemporary YA romance.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So cute yes, this story was a bit unrealistic, but I didn't care because it was very well written. And it was pretty obvious who the anonymous guy is, but I didn't care .. again, because I already liked him from the start
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is Fantastic I got this book and read it in one weekend. The characters are so cool and different and the plot keeps it really interesting and there is mystery and a lot of character development, and overall I just thought it was so interesting and cute and addictive! I will definitely get more books by this author.
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it I love this book! It changed the way I felt about romance novels
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great YA Contemporary Fix Why do I cry [ugly-cry, tears n' snot running down face] when reading contemporary?? I think it's because contemporary really focuses on "the feels" and relationships, whereas sci-fi/ fantasy can get caught up in the world building, etc. But, like, this is our WORLD, man! And I'm happy and feel-y with tears, not sad, really. Basically I cry at anything with emotion. Anything well-written that is! I also think that Kasie West and I are about the same age (Generation X [?]/ pre-millennial) and she totally wrote from her 16 year-old heart. And no matter how old we get (apparently!) that age, especially, sticks with you. I raise my lighter to you in silent homage, Ms. West, mainly because I can't hear you over the band. :)
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not my favorite Kasie West book I absolutely love Kasie West but this is not one of my favorites. I read it fairly quickly and it was a nice summer read, but I knew exactly how it was going to end after the first 10 pages. Usually summer reads are quite cheezy and predictable, but I found this one to be almost painfully predictable. I knew how every conversation was going to go before I read it and there were no surprised or anything I wasn't expecting. It was a super cute story and everyone I've talked to who has read it absolutely loved it but for some reason I didn't. Maybe my expectations were too high. I definitely still recommend this book as it seems I'm the weird one who didn't love it. I just like her other books more.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Summer Read And another amazing book by Kasie West. Love it, love it, love it! This book was just so interesting and so fun to read. It is also really exciting too. I was sitting at the edge of my seat most of the book waiting for the moment she finds out who he is, and later on, waiting for the moment he finds out who she is. And let me just tell you, it was definitely NOT disappointing. In fact, it was amazing! Love it! I also really liked the song lyrics through out the book too. It makes the book even more interesting. Her lyrics was just so fabulous and beautiful, and makes me like this book even more. Especially at the end of the book, when she sang to him her song "Left Behind", which, in fact, is a song she was working on through the entire book, I was just so amazed. Love it. Recommend all to read this book. IT, IS, AMAZING!
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I had my doubts but I loved this! I admit I had some doubts going into this book and I feel guilty for those dumb doubts and even more guilty because I really enjoyed this and from the very start! Isabel and Lily's friendship was heartwarming and amusing. And I found their friendship relatable to me with some of my friends; Lily was also a very relatable character to me and I absolutely loved Isabel and her sparkling personality. I was a little annoyed at Lily for how quick she was to get into fights and arguments with Cade and how adamant she was to keep up the notion that they hated each other and couldn't ever get along. I suspected that there was more to the story and Cade's behaviour and that if Lily wouldn't have been so stubborn she could have avoided a lot of issues. Even though Cade did deserve a bit of Lily's disdain but certainly not a lot of it. I loved the built-up romance and all the little parts and subplots that made up this cute and special story. Despite it being a little predictable I still loved it. It was cute and romantic and the plot was so well-executed.
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really enjoyed this one P.S. I Like You is a cute, funny and touching story. I really enjoyed reading this book. It's the kind of book that makes you smile, makes you laugh, makes you cry and touches your heart. <i><b>Stretch out your wilting petals and let the light in.</b></i> Plot: While daydreaming in Chemistry class one day, Lily writes down the lyrics to one of her favorite songs on her desk. The next day, someone had written the next line of the song. She was impressed someone at school knew the lyrics of her favorite indie band. Soon, a hastily written lyric becomes notes that evolve in full letters. Lily and her pen pal start opening up to each other, recommending bands and revealing intimate details of their lives. What was meant to be a creative release for Lily, turns into something completely unexpected. She discovers her pen pal is a guy and the more they write one another, the more she feels like she's falling for her mystery writer. But who could he be? Between juggling school, her charming but hectic family, and crushes, she begins to understand some things are not as straightforward as they seem. <i><b>Words brought us together though they almost kept us apart. You trusted me with your secrets and then you stole my heart.</b></i> The pace of this story is well done. It felt like the relationships of the characters formed naturally opposed to feeling like they are forced, rushed or fake. And West did a remarkable job with her characters. They were authentic, and wonderfully flawed. I could see myself relating to some of the characters and their struggles. The identity of Lily's pen pal was very predictable since there are only so many candidates it could be. I had guessed who he was fairly early into the story but I don't feel like it ruined it. I found myself wanting to know how this was going to unfold and I wasn't rushing to read through to the end to discover who the mystery guy was. Would Lily discover who he was? Would she still feel the same as she did about him on paper? Would he feel the same about her? #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always Cute and Fun! P.S. I Like You was such an irresistible read! Kasie West books never fail to put me in a good mood. I was very happily turning each of those pages. Sometimes I was nervous for the characters but mostly I laughed and smiled a lot~ I really enjoyed the pacing in P.S. I Like You. The timing of events was near perfection. Each happened naturally and brought Lily a step closer to the identity of her mystery letter writer. Thank you Ms. West for not making us wait till the very end to know. About half way through the book Lily figures out who she's been writing to. We get to see the aftereffects. How Lily reacts to the guy in reality and what it took for her to reveal herself and for him to realize she's the one. The story progression was excellent. Despite her busy home life (having to help take care of her younger brothers) Lily still manages to find time for her to be herself. She's set on her song-writing future and the letters helped her move forward and learn a few things (about herself and those around her). I loved seeing her go through an array of emotions. Starting with her excitement and anticipation of her secret letter writer. Then the conflict and hesitation after figuring out his identity. The impulse and desire at wanting to be with him. Finally the trepidation and elation for them as something more. Lily was real and relatable. The identity of Lily's mystery guy was predictable. The thing is, I don't think it's suppose to be a big mystery. There are only so many candidates to make the story plausible. I didn't mind when I figured it out within a few pages of the story. On the contrary, I very much looked forward to seeing the build up to their relationship. Their letters were sincere but it was also obvious they had quite a few things to work out outside of those letters. I loved seeing it happen. The lyrics Lily end up writing, inspired by their letter conversations, were heartfelt. I especially enjoyed the hateful one. It was actually pretty adorable ;) The book brings out a very human aspect of things. Sometimes actions with the best of intentions in mind may be taken the wrong way. Every person interprets a situation differently and that leads to misunderstandings. In P.S. I Like You, those misunderstandings were fundamental to the conflict the characters felt. I like that they were logical and not angst-y or overdone. The fact that the characters didn't let the feelings go over their heads made me love this book even more. By now you should all know Kasie West is a must-read author for me. She writes the darn cutest and most addictive contemporary novels. Her paranormal duology is hella awesome too ;) So run and get yourselves some Kasie West now!
Date published: 2016-07-22

Read from the Book

From P.S. I Like You I was excited to read the letter. The letter that I had retrieved from beneath my desk in Chemistry and was now unfolded on top of my desk. Track 8 on Blackout's Blue Album? I haven't listened to that one yet. I only have their first album. And even though it goes against my reverse psychology theory of how I handle life, if you think it's good, I'll try it out. Any other bands I should add to my 'shutting out the world' playlist? I could use some of that to deal with my life right now. Does that make me sound pathetic? I'm not, most of the time. I'm actually a pretty fun guy when not at home. Guy? He's a he? My eyes went back to the desktop -- to the line that had made me think he was a girl. It was still there. His claim that he wanted to be Blackout when he grew up. So it had been a joke? He liked to joke. He was a guy. A guy who liked the same music as me and was bored in Chemistry and had a sense of humor. We were soul mates. I smiled a little then shook my head. The guy was bored and was writing me letters to pass time. He wasn't asking me out or anything. I realized my brain had stopped mid-letter. I read the rest. So what should we chat about that's not so depressing? I'm open for suggestions. Perhaps one of the following topics: Death, cancer, global warming (or is it climate change now?), animal cruelty ... I turned over the page, but that was the end. We'd filled up an entire page with our back and forth communication. Which meant I got to keep this page. I folded it nicely and stuck it in my bag. I stared at the new clean sheet in front of me then wrote: How about we discuss the fact that you're a guy. Let's get married and have cute Indie Rock babies. I bit the inside of my cheek to keep from laughing and dropped that sheet of paper in my backpack by my feet. I wasn't even going to mention the fact that he was a he. I was going to pretend I knew all along. Because it changed nothing.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for P.S. I Like You:"Lily is one of the funniest heroines I've met in a long time. This is my favorite Kasie West book yet!" -- Miranda Kenneally, author of Catching Jordan"Clever and heartwarming. P.S. I love this book, and you will too!" -- Lisa Schroeder, author of The Bridge from Me to You"The perfect romantic comedy." -- VOYA"Pride and Prejudice lite. Readers after an enjoyable beach romance won't go wrong with this." -- Kirkus Reviews"Once again, West pens an adorably cute romance that will leave you with a smile on your face and a huge case of the warm fuzzies.... a sweet, swoony love story." -- RT Book Reviews"Kasie West books always make us fall in love with love! And this sweet-and-salty, opposites-attract romance has more than a pinch of Pride & Prejudice tucked inside. Prepare for adorable." -- Justine Magazine