Hits Stores Tomorrow Review: On the Fence

30 June, 2014 / 1 Comment

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On the Fence by Kasie West

My Copy: ARC ePub eBook, 184 pages
Publication Date: July 1, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss

She’s a tomboy. He’s the boy next door…

Charlie Reynolds can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn’t know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at a chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world. To cope with the stress of her new reality, Charlie takes to spending nights chatting with her neighbor Braden through the fence between their yards. As she grows to depend on their nightly Fence Chats, she realizes she’s got a bigger problem than speeding tickets-she’s falling for Braden. 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.
Fun, original, and endearing, On the Fence is a romantic comedy about finding yourself and finding love where you least expect.
**A big thank you to Tor Teen for providing me with this ARC!**
I was in no way compensated for this review. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

My Review

I’ve been a fan of Kasie West since reading (and loving) Pivot Point.  There is no denying that she is an excellent storyteller.  And this talent of hers shows in On the Fence as well.On the Fence is a cute little story about life, love, family, and emotion.  Charlie, the main character, lost her mom when she was only six years old.  She grew up with her father, three brothers, and her male neighbour who was always around.  So, she doesn’t really know how to be a girl.  Her life changes a lot throughout this book and in many different ways.  She learns things about herself, her family, and her late mother that she never realized before.

I loved the focus on family in this book.  Charlie’s relationship with her brothers is very strong and I loved reading about her ties to them.  The romance aspect was also good and quite cute.  You’ll definitely feel the feels in this story.  I really liked the ending too.
The characters were great.  All of them.  They were super easy to connect with and love, as was the story itself.
I love Kasie West and her books.  I am a big fan of hers and I can’t wait to read more of her stories!
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