By Your Side Review

Publication: January 31st 201730256248.jpg

Genres: Young Adult

Reading from: I bought it

Publisher: Harperteen

Pages: 352 pages

Series or Standalone: Standalone

Recommend: YES!! Absolutely Fun read

Summary from Goodreads: 

When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with her. Autumn doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble. Between the rumors about the fight he was in (and that brief stint in juvie that followed it) and his reputation as a loner, he’s not exactly the ideal person to be stuck with. Still, she just keeps reminding herself that it is only a matter of time before Jeff, her almost-boyfriend, realizes he left her in the library and comes to rescue her.Only he doesn’t come. No one does. Instead it becomes clear that Autumn is going to have to spend the next couple of days living off vending-machine food and making conversation with a boy who clearly wants nothing to do with her. Except there is more to Dax than meets the eye. As he and Autumn first grudgingly, and then not so grudgingly, open up to each other, Autumn is struck by their surprising connection. But can their feelings for each other survive once the weekend is over and Autumn’s old life, and old love interest, threaten to pull her from Dax’s side?


So t his book is a bit different from the rest of Kasie’s West books, it has a deeper meaning and deals it has much heavier themes. I think it may be one of my favorites by her. This book covers child neglect, loneliness, anxiety issues, and drug abuse.

Kasie West takes the romance a bit slower and it seems more realistic than the other romances. Its kinda of a love hate relationship, and its not at insta love, it seems much more realistic.

You will find a bit of humor yet it has a touch of sincerity and just truth to it. The main character is much more relatable than any other book, she’s ever written. The book is super adorable, filled with cute scenes.

Although there is two love interests both of them are super sweet and understandable. However it didn’t feel like a love triangle whole mess of things.

If you’ve read the blurb above you know she gets trapped in a library and she trapped a weekend with books. LIKE OMG TRAPPED IN A LIBRARY I’M INSANELY JEALOUS. INSANELY. I SWEAR ITS MY DREAM OF MY LIFE.

I really enjoyed this book I might go as far to say that it might be one of my favorite contempoary books ever.

Overall Rating: 4.5/5 stars



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