Published by Scholastic Press on July 26, 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Realistic
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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…
Two archenemies learn they have more in common in this sweet high school romance. Let the review commence!
Ever have those toe curling moments when something just feels so good? A cup of hot cocoa on a winter’s day or puppy kisses in the morning? Well, this book gave me some nice toe curling moments. It’s just one of those quick reads which make you smile and say “ahhh.” The characters are quirky and fun, while the romance is sweet and dreamy. Additionally, I enjoyed the complicated yet loving friendship between Lily and Isabel. I want to see more interesting friendships between young women in young adult books.
Gushing aside, this book is not going to work for everyone. It contains several high school tropes. The villain – if you can even call her that – is one-dimensional. And the setting is non-existent. Don’t pick this book up expecting to read something profound.
tl;dr A quick, cute read about first love between enemies.