Rating: 5 Bright and Shiny Stars out of 5
Book: On The Fence by Kasie West
Published by: HarperTeen on July 1, 2014
Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance, YA
Source: Bought on Kindle Fire E-Reader
Summary for 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.
Okay, I was true to my word. I waited basically four days before reviewing this book. Let me tell you, it didn’t help! This book was fantastic, jaw dropping.
This author has changed my views on contemporary novels. I literally, for the second time ever, had a perm-smile plastered on my face! The relationship between Charlie and Braden is so realistic and engaging. Kasie does a fantastic job slowly building the relationship between them. They start off as practically siblings, then best friends then lovers!
Kasie also makes me so jealous of Charlie’s family. They are big and loving and again, authentic. Reading this book, I was taken on an emotional roller coaster, laughing, crying, and rooting for Charlie.
This is literally the perfect summertime read and I can promise you all: I am going to read EVERY work by Kasie West. And you should too!
Until Next Time,