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Review: By Your Side by Kasie West

Collaborative feature with Alexa. We read ARCs together and post our reviews on the same date.

By Your Side by Kasie West
pub 1/31/17 by HarperTeen
Young Adult - Contemporary
Received e-ARC via Edelweiss
Plot • Autumn Collins gets accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend with fellow classmate and "bad boy" Dax Miller. I thought the entire plot would take place over the course said weekend but it's only a short portion of it. The story is mostly about what comes after for these two.

Characters • Autumn and Dax are both very difficult people so it made their grudging friendship turned romance both frustrating and worth it. In fact, that actually sums up how I feel about them as individuals too. There were moments when I wanted to reach into the book and shake them but at the same time, the author provides a back story that explains why they're the way they are.

Writing • I really enjoy Kasie West's writing. It's just fun, light and engaging. I find myself always breezing through her books.

Overall feelings • I liked it! It wasn't my favorite of hers (it's still P.S. I Like You and Pivot Point) but it was good for a quick, one-sitting read.

Favorite library • The main branch of New York Public Library! I went for the first time recently and it's just beautiful. If you're in NYC and haven't seen it or the Main Rose Reading Room yet, go go go.

2 comments

  1. We definitely felt similarly about BY YOUR SIDE. It was cute, and there were certainly aspects of it I liked, but it's also not my favorite of her stories!

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  2. It sounds really cute! I can see that I probably won't like it as much as I loved P.S. I Like You, but I'll still read it since I definitely want to read all of her books!
    ~Sara

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