Publication Date: July 26, 2016
Lily dislikes Chemistry–really dislikes it so she tends to write words and lyrics in her notebook during class. Her Chemistry teacher, however, thinks she should be paying attention and worrying about her grade so he bans her notebook from attending class with her. So, what does she do? She writes a phrase from one of her favorite lyrics on the desk. The next Chemistry class someone has written the next phrase. Soon they start exchanging notes by hiding them on the underside of the desk. Lily is enjoying her anonymous pen pal so much that she even begins to look forward to Chemistry class.
Kasie West hits all of the right notes for me with this one. Lily is a funny, quirky character who you care about. If she becomes self-absorbed, she apologizes. Her conscience is always in action. She loves her loud crazy family and I found I did too. Her parents are odd, but loving and there never seems to be enough money, but you can tell that this is a household built on love and joy and not money.
Cade, her seeming adversary for years, is also complex and fits right in with her family.
While it seems like the story is predictable, I found that there were enough twists and turns that I frequently second-guessed what I thought I knew.
This is a heartwarming, feel good novel with the quality that I’ve grown to expect from Kasie West.
I received an ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
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