Hey all, Dani here.
Okay, so for those of you who were around a couple months ago, Lucky in Love was my first novel by Kasie West and I enjoyed the cutesy contemporary. The one I’m talking about today had interested me for about a year, but I just now decided to give it a try. Again, another Kasie West novel I can say I enjoyed. So…for those of you who are fans of this author, what book should I check out next: The Fill-In Boyfriend, On the Fence, By Your Side, The Distance Between Us? I trust your opinions on this matter.
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…
Rating: 5 stars
This was such a cute book! Okay, so yes, I totally figured out who was going to be Lily’s letter writer pretty early on, but that did not reduce my enjoyment of the story at all. In fact, I may have enjoyed it more that way.
Lily’s family was also a high point for me, though I understood her frustration over a lack of solitude or privacy, and having family responsibilities and obligations somewhat control her life. But I’ve known people whose families are that way, so this rang so true for me. I loved the realism of it all.
So basically I read this book so quickly. If I put it down, it was not long before I picked it up again. I just needed to know what was going to happen next. I guess this is the kind of book I needed to get out of my slow reading period I’ve been stuck in the past couple weeks. I wouldn’t fully call it a slump, because I was reading, and I really wanted to be reading more…but, you all know what it’s like sometimes. Life can get in the way of what we want to do.
This book was the perfect little escape, and now hopefully I’m going to be reading a few more books this week. I wouldn’t call this book the most complex characters or complicated plot, but it is a solid (if a bit predictable) read, and it is perfect for something like a readathon or to help you out of a slump.