By your Side

By your Side

Book - 2017
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An irresistible story from Kasie West that explores the timeless question What do you do when you fall for the person you least expect?

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 at 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?

Publisher: HarperCollins Canada Ltd. 2017
ISBN: 9780062455864
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER 2016

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heba_sajid35467
Apr 14, 2017

I dont intend to read this book, but I read the summary and let me tell you this, the summary of this book reminds me of the one episode in Arthur where Francine and Arthur get trapped in the library together. 

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Ldivergent_4_6
Apr 09, 2017

This book is a classic romance novel, where the main character thinks she will not ever fall in love with the other main character, whom she is stuck in the library with. the become friends and promise to become nothing more because the main character thinks she is supposed to date another guy, who she soon realizes is not for her. I will not say anything more about this wonderful book, because I would not want to spoil it. with that being said, my last and final words are this: This book is amazing, and you should read it. Pay no attention to the comment by the TEENREVIEWBOARD. It is not true.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Mar 16, 2017

Getting trapped in the library is a childhood dream come true for some people. Imagine the days spent in a building full of books, with no responsibilities, without your parents nagging you to finish your homework or chores. This situation is exactly what the main character, Autumn, went through. For some stupid idiotic reason, she managed to get herself trapped in a library. The author, Kasie West, managed to take an idea like this and spin it into some tedious, cliché filled novel. Everything about this book is so unrealistic and predictable, it was clear at the beginning who Autumn would fall for. To make matters worse, Autumn is such an irritating brat, I couldn’t even finish this book because she made me sooo ANGRY. Seriously, who’s stupid enough to get trapped in the library? Rating 1/5 Stars
- @Vaseline of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Autumn is locked in the local library for the long weekend, with her is none other than the school troublemaker Dax. Not exactly her first choice when she could have been at a bonfire with her crush who has finally been showing her some interest. Autumn thinks it's going to be a long and awkward weekend until she finds out that Dax isn't as bad as everyone has made him out to be.
I only got through a couple chapters before deciding not to finish this book because the concept just didn't interest me, although I’ve loved all of the other books that Kasie has written. Just the idea of being locked in a public building with no way out for a whole weekend just seemed really unrealistic. Might try it again at another time but not for now.
- @Fallenangelhushhush of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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whdn
Feb 19, 2017

Loved it, my new favorite Kasie West book.

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