By Kasie West
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Point (July 26, 2016)
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up
What if the person you were falling for was a total mystery?
While Lily is spacing out in Chemistry one day, she picks up her pencil and scribbles a line from one of her favorite songs on the desk. The next day, someone else has written back to her on the desk! Soon enough Lily and the mystery student are exchanging notes, and lyrics, and even sharing secrets. When Lily finds out that her anonymous pen pal is a guy, she's flustered -- and kind of feels like she's falling for him. She and her best friend set out to unravel the identity of the letter writer -- but when the truth is revealed, the guy is the LAST person Lily could have ever imagined it to be. Now that Lily knows the truth, can she untangle her feelings and gather the courage to listen to her heart?
From beloved author Kasie West (The Distance Between Us) comes an utterly charming story about mixed messages, missed connections, and the magic of good old-fashioned secret admirer notes.
Top 10 guys you'd like to find out were writing you lyrics on your desk
This is a fun question. I’m going to do a half and half answer here. Half will be stars my teenage self would have liked to have writing to me and the other half will be stars my now adult self adores.
1. Johnny Depp. If you think Johnny Depp is hot now (which I do) imagine him as a teen heartthrob, all big bodied hair and intense dark eyes. I had a poster of him on my wall in my tweens (okay, I had a poster of the first 5 guys on my list on my wall. Not the second five, that would be weird.) ‘21 Jump Street’ was the show that made me fall in love with Johnny. It was a show about undercover youn- looking officers that were solving teen crime. I was hooked. I think I need to go back and watch this show. So if he had been writing me lyrics on my desk, I would have died.
2. River Phoenix. Oh River, your name alone ensured that my teen self would love you. He was the James Dean of my teenager hood—troubled and broody and hot. Sadly, his life ended too soon, but not before millions of girls pledged their undying affection to him. The movie that hooked me to River and his chops was ‘Stand By Me’—a coming of age story about some boys who go on an epic journey.
3. Luke Perry. ‘90210’ was The Show of my high school years. Everyone I knew watched it. And you were either a Jason Priestly lover or a Luke Perry lover. I was Luke Perry all the way. This was a show about teens growing up in Beverly Hills.
4. Kirk Cameron. You might not guess it now but he was big when I was a teen. He was on a show called ‘Growing Pains’ that I watched religiously. Loved him.
5. Corey Haim. ‘The Lost Boys’ was the first vampire movie I ever saw. It was epic. As a teen I wasn’t allowed to watch R rated movies and this movie was one I snuck to watch. So maybe it was the danger of the rebellious act or the dangerous nature of the movie, but I fell in love with Corey Haim after watching it. He was a kind of dorky cute that I found endearing. So yes, I would’ve been happy as a teen to find out he was my letter writer.
On to adulthood. These are my boys now:
6. Tom Hiddleston. That smile and that accent. Enough said.
7. Hugh Jackman. Those biceps. That accent. And I love Wolverine. He’s one of my favs.
8. Nico Tortorella. This boy is adorable. He’s on a show called ‘Younger’ and he is hot hot hot. I have a thing for guys with amazing smiles and he has one of the best.
9. Jordan Rodrigues. If you haven’t watched ‘Dance Academy’ yet, you should. And if you don’t know who Jordan is, you should. He’s an amazing dancer (all the actors/actresses on the show are) and adorable as well. An excellent combo.
10. Chris Pratt. I have a thing for funny guys and he seems to always play them and play them well. I liked him in Parks and Rec as well as the more chiseled version of him in Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World. Either version works for me as long as he keeps me laughing.
These are the boys I went with that you would recognize, but in all honesty, I would just want to discover my letter writer was a guy who was thoughtful and kind, with a great smile, and who shared the same humor I did. Everything else would be bonus.
ABOUT KASIE WEST:
I write YA. I eat Junior Mints. Sometimes I go crazy and do both at the same time. My novels are: PIVOT POINT and its sequel SPLIT SECOND. And my contemporary novels: THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, ON THE FENCE, THE FILL-IN BOYFRIEND, PS I LIKE YOU, and BY YOUR SIDE. My agent is the talented and funny Michelle Wolfson.
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