Awww this was such a cute book!!! I haven’t read a book in a day in such a long time, so that tells you there how much I loved this book.
Let’s start off with Lily. I absolutely loved her. I could relate so much to her because she was the awkward girl that no one really knew what to say to her. Like her, I always felt like the odd ball growing up in high school. I couldn’t quite talk normally to most girls my age because I was way too self conscious on myself. I know that was my fault but that is why I loved Lily so much. She was awkward and cool and dressed her style in her own way, but she didn’t even know that was uniquely her own person. I think she and I could have been great friends.
Second, I loved the witty banter between Lily and her secret pen pal. The connection they made really showed in the story. They were each themselves with out having to put up a façade. I think that is why they clicked so well together once they found out who they really were in person. Yes, I may have not liked the love interest at first because he comes off as an obnoxious jerk in the beginning. Once you find out his back story though, it explains a lot of why he is the way that he is. After that he really grew on me, and I couldn’t help but love him in the end.
I also liked that Lily’s family was active in the story! They were a fun, quirky and huge family that was a huge plus in the story. They had Thanksgiving together as a family, and it was just adorable. You don’t see that much in YA books and because of that it was a nice surprise.
This was my first contemporary read by Kasie West, and it will certainly not be my last book to read by her. I can’t wait to check out her other romance novels because she writes the swoony-est, cutest guys ever. Definitely check out this book if you’re in the mood for a light hearted, fun chick lit.