P.S. I Like You by Kasie West (Book Review)

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Publisher: Point
Page Count
: 330

For all of you who don’t know, P.S. I Like You was included in the August OwlCrate box. You can find my full unboxing post here. A couple years back, regular contemporaries were all I ever seemed to pick up, but nowadays Fantasy mostly rules my shelves This in no way should mean that I don’t still enjoy the genre. In fact, I like reading it very much, I just don’t seem to buy them as often. However, after my massive reading slump the past weeks, this was the PERFECT book to read.

P.S. I Like You is pretty much what you would expect it to be: fluff-galore, laugh-out-loud-funny, relatable and super fast-paced. This was my first Kasie West book, but I regret absolutely nothing. At first the anonymous-note-writing reminded me a little of Simon vs. the Homo-Sapiens Agenda, but it definitely is a story all of its own. In the beginning you try to figure out who Lily, the main character, is exchanging letters with and I think it’s not that difficult to figure out. At least I wasn’t surprised, because it is never the person the main character wants it to be … that’s like a universal law to not make it that easy.

Generally I really liked Lily, even though she could have a tendency to get annoying when she doubted herself to much. Quite frankly I thought what she called “awkwardness” was a brilliant sense of humour … but then again I am also more on the awkward-spectrum of human beings. I sort of expected there to be more conflict between her and her best friend at some point, but then again I am also very glad that wasn’t the case. I feel like there are often very toxic friendships in books, where things never get talked through and it slowly sours the relationship, which is probably why I expected some sort of explosion at one point or another here. As I said, they are super cute though and it never happened, which is a nice change.

Lastly, I enjoyed how much of a focus there was on family. As we have all discussed numerous times in the past, there is a real lack of involved parents in YA, but not here. The parents were present, annoying and did not let their children do whatever they pleased at whatever time of night they wanted – which seems realistic to me. There was also the opposite spectrum of parenting. So, I liked how they showed all kinds of relationships a kid could have with their parents and siblings and other relatives.

So, the plot might have been a tad predictable, but it was still done in such an enjoyable way. The characters were very likable and fun to be on the journey with.

Fazit: 5/5 stars! It was exactly what I needed when I needed it, so no complaints from me.

5starsI am really happy that all my OwlCrate-books were 5-star-reads so far! Keep it up! Did you read this one as well? Do you have a favourite Kasie West book?

31 thoughts on “P.S. I Like You by Kasie West (Book Review)

  1. Great review! I’ve been meaning to pick this up because I am just so utterly in love with Kasie West books! I’ve read The Distance Between Us and On the Fence and they’re two of my favourite books purely from their lightness and fluffiness and my adoration for the characters! This one sounds so great and I’m glad it seems to be exactly what I would love it to be! I’m always a fan of books that have really healthy and relevant relationships because I agree there’s not enough of them! And the friend relationship sounds like a great one too! I can’t wait to pick this one up and I definitely recommend you check out some of her other books! (I heard that next year there’s a book about getting stuck in a library with a cute boy 😉 ) Wonderful review!

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  2. Ahhhh I’m so glad you love this book Kat! ❤ Congrats on making it to the groupie (of Kasie West) 😛 I absolutely agree that it is so predictable but it doesn't change the fact that it is just sooo adorable! I love the friendship between Lily and Isabelle and just like you, I'm sick of toxic friendship in YA. This one is so refreshing yet realistic. I have read all of Kasie West's book but this is my favorite so far! ❤ The Distance Between Us and Split Second would be a close second and third though haha great review 😀

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  3. I keep hearing that Kasie West writes adorable, fluffy, totally addicting books (I hear her compared to Stephanie Perkins a lot?), but I can’t really speak to that since i haven’t actually read anything by her.

    Although I know I definetely will at some point, because I think I just won this book through my library, PLUS she’s writing one about two kids trapped in a library and so that instantly sold me on it.

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  4. I’m so, so happy you enjoyed this book! I only read The Distance Between Us from this author so far, but you know me, I love contemporaries so I will probably read that one as well. I can’t wait, it sounds SO adorable and just, everything I love ❤ Great review! And it's so awesome your Owlcrate experience, bookish-wise, has been so great so far 🙂

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    • I absolutely loved my little excursion into contemporaries. I still have a couple more, but generally I think I will stick to my beloved Fantasy hahaha that feels more true to myself at the moment.
      Also, I already know the OwlCrate book for September and I CANNOT wait to read it. However, October will be my first month wihtout a book box :O because it sounded like OwlCrate would have the book that Fairyloot has in September and I am getting that one already. So, instead I went on a book buying spree at my local shop xD

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  5. I need to read this book. I love Kasie West’s books so I know I’ll love this one too. And I’m so happy she keeps focusing in the family aspect. Family is also really important on On the Fence and I loved that.

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      • I NEED THAT NOW!! My favorite so far was The Distance Between Us so you could try that one. It was super cute. The other two I read were also cute but I don’t know how you would feel about Gia from The Fill-In Boyfriend. I still loved it. On the Fence focus not only on the romance but also on family so you would probably like it if you liked the family aspect in this one.

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  6. Awkward is good 😀 I’ve been reading so much praise about Kasie West that I really need to get her books. Great review! I’m so happy it helped you with the slump! Take those 330 pages in the face, you bad slump!! 😀

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