By Your Side by Kasie West | Book Review

by your side, kasie west

Title: By Your Side
Author: Kasie West
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: 31 January 2017
Genre; Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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In this irresistible story, Kasie West explores the timeless question of what to do when you fall for the person you least expect. Witty and romantic, this paperback original from a fan favorite is perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins and Morgan Matson.

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?

Stuck in a library? Well, I guess that is wonderful incidents - for me, of course. Having books by my side is huge gifts but to add that wonderful incident by having a handsome guy from your school stuck together in a library, I guess it will be fun, right? To have someone to talk with instead of reading without a phone with you for three days. I guess it's acceptable.

The story begins when Autumn is being locked at the library and no one notice that she has been locked up in there even her friends. What unexpected events. To add more miserable things happened to her, all her belongings are not with her, it is in the car! That really frustrated her even more. Being lock up in a library one thing, not having a phone with her is another thing but the worst of all the library will close for three days!!! To stay there with a bad guy, Dax Miller has made it worse.

It's an okay reading for me nothing really 'wow' me but it's still enjoyable reading. Well, it's really weird to lock in a library without anyone notice? Don't they have any guards around the place the next day? It's weird for me in that sense and even her friends? Don't they want to communicate with each other before depart to the camping place? I guess there are all excited and forget about that one thing. Let's just be positive about it, right?

Anyway, I still love the story where the two protagonists have to develop a relationship from a stranger who never communicates with each other in school to something beyond her imagination - a lover, I mean. 

Autumn having a panic issue but her family is there to support her and always check on her, that's amazing! Also, Dax Miller is also being supported of what Autumn is having. He's been there to help her and encourage her to be strong.

Well, it's enjoyable but this is not one of my favourite contemporary novel. This is my first Kasie West's novel I read hence, I need to read more of her writing! Since, contemporary genre is my thing but not this one.


nadiah izzaty said…
Siqah pun baca buku nie . =)
Hi! I found your blog today; It's always nice to find other active local book bloggers. Anyway, I saw that you read this book so I thought I'd tell you, Kinokuniya KL (where I work) will be having an event that includes a skype Q&A with Kasie West this Saturday! Hoping that she will share her thoughts on writing and publishing :)
Hi! OMG! Is it you the one using Monstergrrrl on instagram?? :D OMG! That's so exciting, I would love to go there! If there is no open house invitation, I'm definitely would love to join :) You working in Kinokuniya? Wow! It is one my dream :)
oh, you know me from instagram? what's your username there? Well, I do hope you'll make it - it's from 10:30-11:30am :D
Yes yes! I've been following your instagram :D my instagram has not update for quite awhile but here is my username @theinfinity_words :D