Chrissy’s Review: On the Fence by Kasie West

On the Fence
written by Kasie West
published by HarperTeen, 2014

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Did I enjoy this book: 
I really did. This was a fun YA read with some serious plotlines that I read every free chance I had. It was a quick read, too.

Charlotte Reynolds is your typical tomboy. She can hang with the guys with no problem, but when it comes to the girls, she not very comfortable. At least until she starts a new job and makes some new friends. I really liked Charlotte. She was fun, into sports, and just seemed like a great girl. I’d be friends with her. I really liked how oblivious she was to the guys around her who obviously liked her. Braden, the honorary brother and neighbor, was a great character. I liked that he looked out for her and that he opened up to her. Their fence chats were sweet and intense and showed their true friendship.

On the Fence was a quick read that had me turning pages. I loved the love story, but I also enjoyed the story about her family. It was interesting and heartbreaking to watch that story unfold.


Would I recommend it: I sure would! This is another great contemporary YA read from Ms. West.




About the book – from Goodreads: For sixteen-year-old Charlotte Reynolds, aka Charlie, being raised by a single dad and three older brothers has its perks. She can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows—including her longtime neighbor and honorary fourth brother, Braden. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn’t know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world of makeup, lacy skirts, and BeDazzlers. Even stranger, she’s spending time with a boy who has never seen her tear it up in a pickup game.

To cope with the stress of faking her way through this new reality, Charlie seeks late-night refuge in her backyard, talking out her problems with Braden by the fence that separates them. But their Fence Chats can’t solve Charlie’s biggest problem: she’s falling for Braden. Hard. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high.



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