P.S. I Like You

P.S. I Like You

by Kasie West

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Overview


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...Kasie West brings irresistible wit, warmth, and sparkle to this swoon-worthy story of love showing up when you least expect it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781338160680
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 07/25/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 73,401
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author


Kasie West is the author of several YA novels, including The Distance Between Us, On the Fence, The Fill-in Boyfriend, P.S. I Like You, Lucky in Love, and By Your Side. Her books have been named as ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers and as YALSA Best Books for Young Adults. Kasie lives in Fresno, California, with her family, and you can visit her online at kasiewest.com.

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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.

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P.S. I Like You 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMYGOSHOMYGOSHOMYGOSHTHISBOOKISA M A Z I N G!!!! I decided to try a new genre of books that do NOT involve manhunts and extortion. This book was so amazing I read it in 3 hours. Then reread it. Which is saying something, because I hardly EVER do that. I love Kasie West's work and think it's amazing. If you liked this book, you'll like the rest of her works too!! I also recommend "Since You've Been Gone" by Morgan Matson. That's also an amazing book, and if you like Kasie West, you'll like Morgan Matson. These two books are now two of my favorites. I hope you read these, because the are some of the greatest books I've ever read. -ACCG
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read all of her books and have loved all of them to pieces, including this one. Agh! It makes you smile and giggle for joy. Definitely a must read. Kasie West never dissapoints with her new unique ideas, this one included. Such a cute story line. If you like comical/romantic/amazing/awesome/wonderful, I could go on forever, but the jist of this review is read it and you'll most likely love it! But the real question is what is their ship name? Cily? Liade? READ IT!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldnt put the book down at all thays how good it was!!!!! Still don't belive me? Well I loved this book so much it just hooked me from the start I had to contuine reading padge after padge chapter after chapter. Till I finished it as you could probily guess I read the whole book in one day. I might have spent my whole afternoom reading but I don't regret one single second of this book. If you don't like it that's ok because everyone has diffrent tastes, I just ask you give it a few chapters and you sure won't be dissapointed!!!
Jess_at_From_Me_to_You 22 hours ago
5 out of 5 stars!! Oh my goodness, you guys!! This novel!!! I don’t know where to begin with this review. *happy sigh* So here we go ... Lily is a shy girl who covers that with false confidence. Yet because of how she portrays herself to everyone else, it means she only has one friend. Her best friend Isabel. But even though she has a “hipster” eclectic sole and style, her goal in life is to be a song writer. And she is still on the brink of being great, IF she can get a “muse” to work for her. So, one day she was “working” on her lyrics during Chemistry class and using the desk as her paper. The following day she finds a response on her desk that someone else wrote. And so begins her exchanges with her secret pen pal. Who could it be? As time goes by she decides to find out who her pen pal actually is but will she be happy once she finally knows ... I had originally heard about this book from Julie @ Pages and Pens and I am so glad I did! I agree when Julie said that the “passing of notes felt nostalgic” I think it was that charm that sealed my love for it! But as I stated above I am just giddy for joy about this novel! Lily was a great, well-rounded character. I adored how Lily handled the situations presented to her (even her defense mechanisms ) as at her age, though I didn’t have her style, I completely had her personality … just trying to get by and make it through the best way she knew how. And that part where she decided on “taking sides” between who she thought was her secret admirer and Isabel just proved how loyal she was. Can I have her as a friend? But not just talking about Lily as a character, I enjoyed how this novel shapes its “main characters” and how you get to see all sides of them (the sweet, the good, the annoying, and the somewhat cruel). I’m not sure if this was accurate to high school in the now (as I was born in the 1980’s) BUT it was nice seeing my high school experiences(-ish) being displayed in the present-ish setting. In addition, I enjoyed how Ms. West made her characters feel believable because of the life situations they were thrown in and how we got to “see behind the mask” that some of the characters were showing throughout most of this novel. ⏬ BEWARE BOOK SPOILER(S) WITHIN THIS PARAGRAPH ⏬ Now I cannot complete this glowing recommendation without discussing Cade and eternal love for him too. I mean, reading about him through Lily’s eyes was simply perfect. I loved finding out all of his nuances right beside Lily. Then how they dealt with his family issues and how she overcame the stigma of her own family life … I was completely riveted! It doesn’t hurt that I am a total “seemingly opposites attract” troupe lover so yeah. For me they were a perfect pair. ⏬ BOOK SPOILER(S) OVER ⏬ I HIGHLY recommend this novel to those looking for an entertaining contemporary young adult romance! Review By: From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews -- read more of this review and a TEASER on my blog --
Hannah_Reynolds More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK WAS AMAZBALLS!!!!! Kasie West's book 'P.S. I like you' was about a low-key, vintage girl named Lily who discovers a anonymous pen pal in the hell that is Chemistry class. Throughout the novel, Lily and this mysterious writer become closer through their letters to each other: suggesting new bands, sharing their own personal conflicts, and even drawing horrible pictures of soup bowls. Everything is going smoothly until Lily finds the identity of her unknown crush; who is non other than ....(you thought I was actually going to tell you?). Lily must then navigate through her view of her pen pal not only through his words in his letters, but through his actions in real life too. This novel's realistic fiction view on the world has you searching for the likeliness of the characters in your own life. The main protagonist, Lily, is one of the most hilarious characters I have interacted with in a novel. At some points throughout the book, she left me utterly breathless with laughter in my room- I don't think even one chapter didn't make me at least chuckle. The conflicts both Lily and her nameless friend are both relatable and unimaginable. They create the characters that you see on the pages into people that you look for in yourself. One of the main conflicts in the book was Lily's thoughts one whether or not she wanted to find the identity of her unnamed friend. She struggles with her curiosity and how comfortable she felt with anonymous conversations. This book not only left me praying for more at the end of the pages, but it made me question sure figures in my own life. There are many moral lessons in this volume that are very compatible to situations you may be assaulted with . Depending on how much you take novels into consideration, this publication might effect how you look at the things around you. 'P.S. I like you' made me feel sadness, ultimate happiness and content, and altogether completeness. I wholly and completely recommend this novel for all ages and hope that next five star review on this page will be you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read at least a hundred books but this was one of the best I have ever read. I don't normally read romance books but I'm glad I did. I guessed the anonymous writer almost right away and yet I was still on edge trying to read the entire book in a matter of minutes. I couldn't stop reading this and I'm just really glad I found a book this Amazing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is good and it made me love school and love friends and people as well.
alyssayuri More than 1 year ago
With Lily's hate for her Chemistry class, and finding ways to entertain herself, she wrote a lyric by an indie band on her desk.To her surprise, someone else continued that lyric the next day. Thus the beginning of her communication with her musical soulmate. But who is this person? From the get go, it's one of those trope, the secret communication thing. And I thought it was cute! But as I started listening to the story, I thought that it was too cliche. From the get go, you kinda already know who the person Lily is communicating because of the heavy doses of shadowing. Which isn't too bad. But it eliminated the element of mystery and surprise. In general though, it was still an okay story. But if anything, I still have to commend Kasie West's writing. I'm an adult and she still makes me giddy in the way she wrote the sensitive and sweet moments in the book. And that definitely deserves an applause.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is probably the millionth time ive read this book. I just keep going back to it! This is definently a must read if you enjoy a more natural progression (meaning not some love at first sight) and adorably awkward girls who are easy to relate to
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It this one was definatley not my favourite
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: Aidyn Ross My book: “P.S I like you” Pages: 329 Rating: 3.5/5 Author: Kasie West The book, “ P.S I like you” seemed quite intriguing, and I thought that it would give me that, “ good book feeling.” However, it was a bit of a bore. The book has 329 pages, Personally, I don’t think it got as interesting as I wanted it to, until page 214. It did not meet my expectations. I think they could have used the next 50 pages to say who she met, or give it the boys point of perspective, and a little less character info, and less time thinking about the family and music. I mean, don’t get me wrong, it gets good, and gives you kinda that warm feeling, but it just… didn’t get to me like I wanted it to. I really like romance things, this… this is not what I would consider romance. It’s more music and fantasies. I just wish it would have touched me. Not bore me. I give this book a bad report. But if you are a kinda cheesy, clingy, happy person, I can suggest this for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good book.just enough fluff to sweeten but not to get a cavity.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't always gone for teen romance. Or super cheesy love stories. I prefered stories of fantasy and magic above all else. I recieved this book from a monthly book subscription site, and was hesitant to read it. It actually took me a while. However, I gave it a shot.... I'M IN LOVE! This book as sold me on these types of stories. I read the book in one sitting and was so hooked, I've read it three more times since. I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone.
TheCaramelFiles More than 1 year ago
Etchings on a desk, secret letters, and mysteries galore abound in West’s adorable P.S. I Like You, the third of her books I’ve read. P.S. I Like You fits right into the trio of my personally perused West tales, also including The Fill-In Boyfriend and On the Fence in that it is heartwarming, nail biting, and predictable, yet not at the same time. Lily Abbott is a quirky, musical, sort of loner at Morris High, with a group consisting primarily of her best friend, Isabel, and a super secret pen pal. Lily acquires said pen pal in chemistry class, which is, of course, mind numbingly boring, after jotting down a song lyric on her desk. Lo and behold, when she returns to her desk for the next class, Lily finds that someone, who shares her oddball taste in music, has completed the lyric she had begun. Intrigued, Lily writes back, thus beginning a mysterious friendship, which evolves into letter writing, with Lily and her secret pal leaving notes for each other in their shared desk during their respective classes with teacher Mr. Ortega. Through their messages, Lily and her new friend, whom Lily deduces is a boy, the duo discover they have a variety of things in common, not only musical taste, but a knack for keeping things close to their hearts, things more easily said in writing than aloud. I must admit that my favorite aspect of P.S. I Like You is the inclusion of the penultimate mean girl, Sasha, who seems to observe Lily’s every move, including her writing in class to her mysterious pen pal. Unwittingly, Sasha discovers the identity of Lily’s mystery friend before Lily and seeks to sabotage the cool girl’s newfound relationship. While I, and Lily, deduce who she is writing to prior to the ending, West still manages to cause me and Lily to second-guess ourselves as to the identity of the mystery writer until the big reveal proves us right. Honestly, the only thing that really aggravated me about this love story is the fact that all school subjects are capitalized – I was under the impression that only language classes were begun with capital letters, but, perhaps, I’m mistaken – it is, after all, only a trifling detail. Also, while I did like meeting Lily’s family, their near-constant presence kind of got on my nerves, but I am a cynic at heart. Overall, I really enjoyed this book; however, I did not find myself itching to read it every day, as I did with The Fill-In Boyfriend and On the Fence.
MyndiL More than 1 year ago
This book was SO cute! I've never read this author before, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but this story was adorably cute and I had trouble putting it down. Music has always been a huge part of my life, so I connected instantly with Lilly who feels music is her escape and the one thing that's hers in a chaotic family. The idea of finding your soulmate through lyrics and secret notes is so romantic and it brought me back to my teen years. I had a feeling about who the guy was from the beginning, but I love the way everything unfolded and how they each found out about each other. I like how they both had some misconceptions about each other that they found weren't entirely true after everything came out in the open. And above all, I love that he ended up pushing her to pursue her dreams and supported her so fully! Fans of Jenny Han, Sarah Dessen, Jennifer Echols and the like are sure to enjoy this story.
Crazybooknerd More than 1 year ago
P.S I Like You by Kasie West 4 Stars - Kasie West is a wonderful Young Adult author, and the premise of anonymous letter writing always appeals to me. This book did not disappoint. I would totally recommend it! ~Paragraphs and Petticoats~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put it down. Read it three times its that good .
BoundlessBookaholic More than 1 year ago
This was super cute. Listened to about half on Friday and half today. The narrator was relaxing to listen to, and the story while predictable like 99.99% of the time to me, it was cute. I wasn't really surprised by anything that happened. I figured things out way before they happened for pretty much all the major events. Regardless, it was a cute, fluffy romance that I could listen to over and over again.
HowUsefulItIs More than 1 year ago
About: P.S. I Like You is a young adult contemporary written by Kasie West. It was published on 7/26/16 by Point, an imprint of Scholastic Inc, hardcover, 336 pages. The genres are fiction, romance, young adult, and contemporary. This book is intended for readers ages 12 and up, grades 7 and up. My Experience: I started reading P.S. I Like You on 6/3/17 and finished it on 6/12/17. Though if time were in my favor, I would have read this book in two days! I love LOVE reading this book! It’s just so cute and right up my alley!! I love old fashioned letter writing. I love the mystery of the secret love admirer. I love books that makes me smile and the banter in this book is too irresistible not to laugh! I love unique characters with a passion. I especially admire how much Lily can do with little of what she has. She has less money, little quiet time, and more family obligations, yet, she able to self-taught herself to play the guitar and save up to buy the instrument on her own. In this book, readers will follow the point of view of Lily Abbott, a high school senior aspire to become a songwriter and a self-taught guitarist. She’s always jotting down words and phrases for potential songs in her notebook wherever she walks and especially in Chemistry class because who likes Chemistry anyway? When the teacher, Mr. Otega caught her not paying attention, he banned her from writing in her notebook. When her favorite song runs through her mind, she jots down a line of the lyric on her desk. To her surprise, the next day in Chemistry class, she finds someone else had written down the next verse right below hers. More notes exchanged that turned into letters tucked under the desk. Chemistry becomes a class Lily looks forward to, until she runs an errand during her student aid period for a teacher to Mr. Otega’s class and discovers who has been responding to her letters, she gets the shock of her life. “Are you stalking me now?” “I was just trying to be helpful. It’s who I am.” “You should reevaluate your definition of help.” “To assist, to save, to be handsome. I think I have them all.” “Pretty sure you only possess the one that doesn’t even fit the definition.” “I’m glad you think I’m handsome, Lily. I always knew you did.” p96 This book is beautifully written! I can’t get enough of Lily’s family. I love her parents’ voting requirement. I love their chaos at home and how they take care of each other. Lily is a great character and I like that she stays true to herself. She shops at the thrift store and modifies her clothes to how she likes them. She knows she’s different but she doesn’t change herself to look like others even when they make fun of her. I like her quick ways of getting to know David by asking him his 10 points. This book has so much humor and I can’t stop smiling when I read. I love the banter between Lily and Cade Jennings. I love Lily’s friendship with Isabel and their morning routine. The song Lily wrote, oh so cute!! I love reading a cute love story and this book has it all! I highly recommend everyone to read this book! You won’t be disappointed! ***Disclaimer: Many thanks to Scholastic for the opportunity to read and review. Please be assured that my opinions are honest. xoxo, Jasmine at howusefulitis dot wordpress dot com for a detailed review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely amazing an I could literally reread it over and over again.
Take_Me_AwayPH More than 1 year ago
When I saw that Kasie West had another contemp coming out, I KNEW I had to read it. I was super excited and I couldn't wait to get my grubby hands on it. As soon as it came in the mail, I cracked it open and immediately started reading it. Lily was doing what all students do in chemistry class... she spaces out. One day she starts drawing on the desk. And the next day finds that someone has answered her. Before long they have become pen pals and there seems to be more than friendship in the air. This one isn't my favorite by her, but it was still very cute. I think it wasn't my favorite by her only because I've read something like this before. I know it sucks to compare works, but I really did feel that way. But that doesn't stop it from being good. It also didn't make my favorite by her because there was little to no romance. Usually in Kasie West books I'm smiling from ear to ear and cheesing, and swooning, but this time it was missing it until the end. Like the very end. If I had went in thinking it was just a contemp, I maybe would have liked it more. What I did like was the characters she chose to put together. Although I realized who it was really early on, I like that she put those two together. It broke the norm and I appreciated that. (I don't want to say who for fear of spoilers!) But I really thought it would be interesting to see how they would be when they got together, but we didn't get that. Or a chance to see what would happen if she entered the "competition." I think that was what was missing for me. I felt like the ending wasn't answered enough. I also liked the way her family was and Lily's sense of humor and awkwardness. She literally reminded me of me lol I mean I carry a notebook around with me EVERYWHERE and now I've started a bullet journal, so I'm really carrying one around now lol I just thought that was pretty cool! This wasn't my favorite by her, but it was still definitely cute,fluffy, and good. She's still made it to my auto-buy author list and I can't wait to see what else will write.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BEST BOOK IVE EVER READ !!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
ReedsReadsReviews More than 1 year ago
My first thought I had upon finishing P.S I Like You was that this book reminds me why I love Young Adult Literature in the first place. It's happy. It's sweet. P.S I Like You pulls you out of your own reality and into one of the cutest contemporary novels I have ever had the pleasure of getting my hands on. Having a bad day? Read it. Someone spit in your coffee sort of deal? Read it. P.S I Love You, I have discovered, is the newest universal salve to anything remotely upsetting. I can honestly tell you that I don't think I have ever been this swept away by a contemporary romance. It's just so... normal. You know, every once in a while, I could use a good dose of normal - and this book does just that. There is nothing fancy. No super bad boy turned good, no witness protection, no extra curricular activities or trips around Europe. P.S I Like You is wonderful because it is simply the story of a girl falling in love with a boy through one of the most adorable, romantic cliches in history: writing secret, anonymous letters. Can I just say it was about a ten point squee on the D'aww scale? P.S I Like You is the perfect book to pull you out of a funk or brighten your day. It will make you smile, make you laugh, make you cry. Lily and her family will worm their way into your heart and you'll never want to let them go. If you're not smiling by the end of the book, I give full permission to come after me with pitchforks and torches. Read it. Love it. Cherish it, just like I will.
feather_lashes More than 1 year ago
Having read slim to none of the 2016 goodreads choice awards nominees, I figured I'd better get familiar with a few so I can at least participate in the voting process. P.S. I Like You is a nominee in the best young adult fiction category and the audio was available at my local library. Six hours of easy-peasy listening enjoyment... P.S. I Like You was an easy and simple read with a surprise depth in unexpected places. I found it to be very clean and cutsie YA with innocent high school characters appropriate for the genre. Unfortunately, I didn't have any emotional response to this story whatsoever and my rating reflects this. However, it should be noted that contemporary YA just doesn't do much for me anymore so this could be the issue and not the book. Many readers appear to have enjoyed this so if you are a fan of this genre, it's worth checking out. My favorite quote: “I folded the letter and carefully placed it back in its spot. Now I had to wait twenty-four hours for a response. This was so much less gratifying than texting.”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just bought this book from the book fair at my school and i havent read much of it but so far its a good book .