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Book Review – Alex, Approximately

Alex Approximately book coverAlex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Bailey “Mink” Rydell is pretty sure her soul mate is a fellow film geek she only knows online as “Alex.” When she moves across the country to live with her dad, it just happens to be the same town where Alex resides, but since they agreed to keep the personal stuff to a minimum, she doesn’t know how to find him. But, she does find the annoying, yet charming, Porter Roth. As Bailey and Porter grow closer, she begins to wonder if finding Alex is still a priority. She just doesn’t know she’s already found him. Jenn Bennett creates a delightful YA take on You’ve Got Mail with Bailey and Porter. Their quips back and forth create an undeniable chemistry as does the snippets of their online conversations that intertwine with the story. That chemistry is what pulls the whole story together and kept me reading when I should have been sleeping.

Book Review – P.S. I Like You

P.S. I Like YouP.S. I Like You by Kasie West

In a new young adult take on You’ve Got Mail and The Shop Around the Corner, Kasie West crafts a truly emotional story. Lily Abbott really hates chemistry class and in her boredom scrawls a lyric from one of her favorite esoteric bands onto her desk. She’s surprised to see that the next day, someone has written the next line from the song. So begins a correspondence through notes hidden in the desk with a mystery pen pal that seems to understand Lily like no one else. I read P.S. I Like You in one sitting, actually forgoing some sleep. I couldn’t put it down. While somewhat predictable, I still thoroughly enjoyed watching the story play out and listening to the two characters write their hearts out to each other. This novel was simply a feel-good read.