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…
I have absolutely adored every Kasie West novel I have read and this one was no exception. It was absolutely the perfect book for a really nice, end of summer day. I enjoyed all the characters, the chaos of Lily’s family, her passion to music, and even though I was able to guess the mystery lyric writer early on, it was so enjoyable that I didn’t care that I’d figured it out. I just wanted to keep reading and keep smiling.
Lily was such an easy character to relate to. She was awkward, had no clue how to talk to boys, had no privacy at home due to her big family, and she had this great sense of humour that had me grinning many times, thinking her remarks would be something that would have easily come out of my mouth in that situation. She could also be quick to make assumptions about how she perceived other people’s actions and quick to anger.
Her family was a huge favourite of mine through the whole book. They reminded me so much of my own family, completely crazy and busy but totally supportive of each other. They added something to every scene they appeared in and I loved it.
I did enjoy the mystery of the lyric writer and Lily’s pen pal even though it was predictable. It didn’t feel predictable to Lily, like she should have obviously known who it was all along. If it had been me, in real like, I never would have guessed so it made sense for her not to figure it out in the book. I don’t want to say too much about who he was because I don’t want to give it away.
It was a quick read and I loved every second of it.