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What do you do when you’ve fallen for your best friend? Funny and romantic, this effervescent story about family, friendship, and finding yourself is perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han.

Seventeen-year-old Abby Turner’s summer isn’t going the way she’d planned. She has a not-so-secret but definitely unrequited crush on her best friend, Cooper. She hasn’t been abl
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Hardcover, 374 pages
Published December 26th 2017 by HarperTeen
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Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
I’m torn between a 3.5 and a 4, so I guess it’s more of a 3.75 but this was so cute! I loved the whole concept of it and for once for a romance, I really wasn’t sure how it would end which was kind of refreshing! A great Valentine’s Day read!!
emi
I can barely manage to write a book review, how does Kasie West publish like 508 books a year????

While this book was better than her 507 other books, it still wasn't good.

Definitely not good enough for me to write a review for it.

🤷‍♀️
Cristina Monica
I have officially outgrown Kasie West.

If we’re completely honest with each other, I knew this day would come eventually. I didn’t think it would be so soon, but then again, Kasie West has published three books in 2017, so it’s normal that I have rapidly realized this author is just not for me anymore.

I will never hate her novels. I have never, and even if I do continue reading her books (which I doubt will happen), there is no chance of me wanting to burn any of her writings in the future. Bec
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emma
Kasie West, I am slowly giving up on you.

Agonizingly slowly. But giving up all the same.

As I have been on the record as saying before, in my own reviews and maybe in some newspapers (I don’t know I don’t read every newspaper it’s a possibility shut up), I really want to like Kasie West.

I read a lot of contemporaries. Kasie West writes a lot of contemporaries. That’s the kind of ideal YA-based symbiotic relationship I am looking for.

Unfortunately, all that cranking-out of romantic plotlines comes
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Heather
What an adorable, swoon worthy ride!!!
I think this might be my new favorite Kasie West book!!!!

4.75/ 5
Korrina  (OwlCrate)
Well that was just soooo dang cute. Just what I needed to get me out of this reading slump.
Jaime Arkin
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Hi… Have we met? I’m a Kasie West junkie. Whatever she’s writing, I’m reading. Her writing, her characters, her stories… everything just works perfectly for me, and her latest, Love, Life & The List was such a wonderful read.

Abby and Cooper are best friends and have been for ages. The catch? Abby has some very strong, unrequited feelings for Cooper, and when she approached him about them and he didn’t react as expected she very quickly made a joke and pretended she didn’t mean a word. So now
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may ❀
it was good, cute, and fluffy but also cliche and kinda boring

RTC
2.5 stars!!

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time to keep up with tradition and immediately read anything kasie west has touched with slump
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Maureen
3.5/5 stars

I really liked this book for the most part! It features one of my favorite tropes that was, for the most part, well done - but then it got really frustrating. I ended up close to not wanting the main character and the love interest together because I really don’t think he deserved her. He was great at first but then really did some stuff I didn’t like that was addressed but then dismissed so quickly that it almost didn’t feel like it was addressed at all. I originally had this star r
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Jasmine from How Useful It Is
About: Love, Life, and the List is a young adult fiction written by Kasie West. It will be published on 12/26/17 by Harper Teen, an imprint of HarperCollins, 384 pages. The genres are contemporary, fiction, romance, and young adult.

My Experience: I started reading Love, Life, and the List on 10/20/17 and finished it on 10/25/17. This book is another fun read from Kasie West. It’s full of sarcastic humor, challenges, friendship, and family. I love the easy to read pace and the go-getter characte
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Aj the Ravenous Reader

One of the most different Kasie West books I’ve read in the sense that it has more depth in terms of plot and themes. I appreciate how it gave a refreshing twist to the best friend-to-lovers trope. It’s supposedly predictable but at the same time, it’s not. How the story managed to achieve that is impressive.

One of my favorite things about the novel is the main character herself. I adore her strength. In the story, she was rejected several times in different ways by different people and yet she
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Yesy (The Book Vagrant)
Is this now my favorite Kasie West book????

I THINK IT MAY WELL BE DANGIT!
Jen Ryland
I loved Kasie West's pararnomals but have had mixed results with her contemporaries. Sad to say that overall I thought this was just okay and that some aspects of it really bothered me.

Abby is secretly in love with her best friend Cooper. A year ago she told him this, but when he didn't seem to return her feelings, she quickly claimed she'd been joking. Now she hangs around him all the time, silently pining.

Abby's also an artist who's hoping to get her work included in an upcoming art show. Wh
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Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
Happy Valentine’s Day, Lovelies!



I really don't know that I counted this as a romance...and if you go into it expecting a grand one, it will be painful. Like it was for me. Oh yes, you heard me correctly. Yeah, this is labeled a contemporary romance, but it really was, I don’t know, more about finding out who you are as a person and learning to love yourself enough to do what’s best for YOU. Learning that life isn’t always perfect. That there’s so much more to learn than what you realize. It’s a
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Jiana
Feb 19, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
That was so cute! But also boring.
Also, I love Cooper Wells.
Aaaand this book did not cure my slump. How sad.

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Kasie West cures slumps. I am in a slump. Therefore Kasie West will cure me from said slump.

Buddy read with Critical Reader.
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Rachel Reads Ravenously
4 stars!

That was so dang cute! Kasie West is the queen of YA romances, I always enjoy her books. This is the perfect escapist novel! Be sure to read it if you want a break from reality (like meh!)


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Beatrice Masaluñga
If I haven't been distracted by other books, I would have finished this last month. I'm desperate for a fluffy read after finishing two consecutive emotional books. Anyways, I haven't kept up with Kasie West's books and you all know I adore her books so much.

Love, Life and the List is by far the chunkiest book she has ever written. It's a good contemporary book but I had issues with it. I wasn't a fan of the protagonist, Abby Turner. She's immature and sarcastic. She's quite annoying but I guess
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Scrill
Feb 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, contemporary, ya
“No matter how much we wish we could twist and bend someone’s will to ours, they have to want it too.”

The summer before senior year Abby is left by two of her quartet of best friends to spend it with Cooper. Cooper, the boy she professed her love to the summer prior but then brushed it off as a joke to save embarrassment at his daunted face. To make matters worse she has been told that her paintings lack heart. In an effort to add more life to her art, she compiles a to do list to help inspi
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Stacee
This was exactly what I wanted to read.

Love love love the BFF to more trope and Abby and Cooper are adorable together. I love their snark and banter and her art and his goofiness. I really enjoyed being on Abby’s head while she figured everything. There’s a great set of characters here and I can’t wait to see who gets a story.

Plot wise, it was slow enough for me to savor and quick enough to satisfy. I loved the idea of the list and how everyone in her family wants to help. Her grandpa is espec
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Alyssa
Nov 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Love, List, and the List by Kasie West
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: December 26, 2017
Rating: 4 stars
Source: ARC sent by the publisher

Summary (from Goodreads):

Everyone knows Abby Turner is in love with her best friend, Cooper Wells. Including Cooper Wells. But despite what people tell her, it doesn’t affect their friendship. And she’s practically over it, anyway. What she really can’t get over is when her boss at the local museum tells her t
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Elizabeth
May 31, 2018 rated it liked it
This was rlly fluffy n cute n sweet. Like almost too much. Almost. It's about summer and teenagers and best friends and art! It was fun.

Abby was a cool chick! She actually had a personality and hobbies! And best of all she acted like a real seventeen year-old. They all did! I will give props to Kasie West for writing authentic teens characters. And she and Cooper had a lovely friendship. She also was really passionate about art and created a summer to-do list to help her gain experience and new
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✧ k a t i e ✧
Jan 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
“We can only control ourselves. No matter how much we wish we could twist and bend someone’s will to ours, they have to want it too.”

I DID IT! I ACTUALLY FINISHED A BOOK THAT I ORIGINALLY DNF'D!! AND I ENJOYED IT!!!

Kasie West is literally my kryptonite. No matter what she writes or how she writes it, I will read it. And I will enjoy it. I don't think it's physically possible for me to hate a Kasie West novel.

Abby and Cooper were so adorable. I loved them both individual and together. They we
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destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
This was my first ever Kasie West book, and I picked it up when I was in probably my worst reading slump all year. I have to give Kasie kudos for the fact that I read the entire thing in one sitting and it managed to pull me out of my slump! It was a really cute, fast, and fun read, which is all I expected when I went into it, honestly.

what i liked
• Abby’s family is pretty precious. We see some surprising anxiety and agoraphobia rep in her mother, but the star of this book for me was her
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Vernie♡
*I Received an advanced copy of this book from Harpercollins in exchange for an honest review.*

I'm really trying to figure out how to review this because I, of course, I enjoyed it. It's Kasie West, obviously, it was good. But that's basically all it was for me. This is the first time I haven't REALLY shipped a couple in one of her books, I just wasn't feeling it.

I will literally read anything and everything Kasie West writes.


Gimme now.
Sarah Elizabeth
(I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

This was a YA contemporary romance story about an artist and a quad bike rider.

I liked Abby and Cooper in this, and I liked their friendship. I felt sorry for Abby that Cooper didn’t want more, and I also felt sorry for her when it came to trying to get her art in a show.

The storyline in this was about Abby being told by her employer that her art didn’t have enough heart, and making a list of things to do w
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Inge
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
This had everything I love in a book: a to-do list, a sarcastic main character, and the best-friends-to-lovers trope. Therefore, I should have loved this book. Yet I'm left with two main thoughts.

1. These two were way too needy. Tracking each other's phone, interrupting their quality time with someone else because you can't stand the idea of them having other friends, sending hundreds of texts when the other doesn't reply. This was definitely on the unhealthy side of the clingy scale.

2. Agorapho
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Gabby
This book was so cute. I've read a few Kasie West novels now, and I think this one is my favorite. This is a light and fluffy YA contemporary novel that follows this girl named Abby who is a painter, and she desperately wants her paintings displayed in this art show, but she is sad when she shows her boss her paintings and he rejects her and says her paintings need "more heart". So Abby creates a list of experiences she feels like she needs to have in order to become a better painter. She's also ...more
Kat
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-2
Super cute friends to lovers romance where Abbie has had a crush on her best friend Cooper for years, but when she tried to tell him last summer, he didn’t feel the same. So they’ve stayed best friends, but when Cooper starts dating someone else even while hanging out with her 7 days a week, Abbie knows she has to tell him how she really feels, even if it means risking their friendship. I also enjoyed the family relationships in this one. Abbie’s mom suffers from agoraphobia, her dad is deployed ...more
Sharon
I simultaneously love and hate reading this book. There are so many things that irked me, mainly how Abby pined over her best friend whom she confessed to a year ago and he pretended to think it was a joke. I was def not shipping him with her, although he seemed an all right friend at times. However, despite my huge irritation and dislike that she loved him while he was dating another girl – I felt like it was all part of the journey. She was on a rollercoaster of emotions, and I was on it with ...more
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Absolutely LOVED! Full review to come closer to release date.

*EDITED TO ADD REVIEW*
I have always loved Kasie West's stories. From her endearing characters to the heartfelt story line that always leaves you with a smile on your face by the end. But there are some, that just resonate with me and Love, Life and The List was one such story.

I connected so much with Abby in a deeper emotional level than I thought I would. In some areas she spoke to me in ways that I haven't had happen in a YA story in
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