Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Teaser Tuesday: P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker.
To play along just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West.

P.S.  Like You – Point

“When I was dating, my girlfriends and I used to say, ‘Don’t cry in front of him before date three.’”
“Cry?” I echoed, frowning.
“Yeah. Guys gets skittish when you cry.”
“I don’t think I have to worry about that one.”
“You don’t cry?”
“I don’t make it to date three.”
— Chapter 15

So had we called a truce or not? Sealing a truce with insults didn’t seem like a very promising start.
— Chapter 30


Show of hands: Who has ever doodled on their table during a boring lecture? I’m not going to rat you out, no worries. But now imagine that when you came back to that table someone else had replied to your thoughts to the void. As a minor queen of tragic passed notes romance (thanks for that random remembrance embarrassment) this idea of anonymous communication immediately appealed to me.
The endgame is maybe a little too obvious, but in my opinion for this kind of book it’s more of a journey rather than destiny kind of thing. And in this case the journey is quietly remarkable. Lily is at the same time the relatable heroine for the quiet, stuck in their own head book nerd, yet she can also be so frustratingly dense. I don’t know how often I wanted to shake her to get her act together and consider the wider picture ... but that’s also to beauty of it, because in reality who does that? Stepping back from our frog’s perspective on the situation that is our personal life. It’s possibly the hardest thing to do, if not quite impossible to accomplish completely. That’s what books are for and I enjoyed how this one explored and toyed with the experience.

This one firmly belongs on a Summer Reads list. Do you have any recent books to add? Share ideas and teasers in the comments!

5 comments:

Ms. M. said...

Sounds like a fun book. Here's my link for today's intro and teaser: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1yi

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I've been curious about this author for a while...now I have to read one of her books! Thanks for sharing. Here's mine: “THE CHILD”


Emma Littlefield said...

I love dating rules, which I never was able to follow...haven't heard the crying one.

Here's my teasers is Here

Laura Thomas said...

This does sound like fun. A perfect summer read:)

My TT from The House On Devil's Bar

Ms. M. said...

Sounds interesting. Love the Shakespeare reference. Here's the link to my intro and teaser for this Tuesday: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1yE

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