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. Read Common Sense Media’s On the Fence review, age rating, and parents Author Kasie West not only breaks down this outdated assumption, she also. On The Fence by Kasie West. On The Fence is a poignant coming-of-age story about a girl growing into womanhood who struggles to.
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So when her police officer dad demands she get a summer job to pay for the latest in a long line of speeding tickets, she’s more than a little surprised to find herself working at a chichi boutique and going out with a boy who has never seen her tear it up in a pickup game. Charlie seeks late-night refuge in her backyard, talking out her problems with her neighbor and honorary fourth brother, Braden, sitting back-to-back against the fence that separates them.
Braden may know her better than anyone. But there’s a secret Charlie’s keeping that even he hasn’t figured out-she’s fallen for him. 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. On the Fence is a sweet and satisfying read about finding yourself and finding love where you least expect it.
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On the Fence by Kasie West
Back cover copy 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 a 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: This book is rich with sparkling dialogue, clever wit and sweet romance. West’s novel is sweet and captivating. It’s a truly remarkable debut. What truly makes West’s story memorable, however, is Addie’s wry humor About Kasie West Kasie West lives with her family in central California, where the heat tries to kill her with its degree stretches. Visit her online at www.
Our customer reviews I am completely in love with Kasie West and her ability to write the most adorable stories. So far I have loved every single one of the books she has ever put out.
So I was beyond curious to see if she would do it again, and she totally did! On The Fence delivered. It was a cute story that went beyond fluffy, summery writing but still didn’t take itself too seriously.
It featured West’s now signature style of amazing, relatable heroines and fencw supporting cast that was more than just added secondary characters, to the point that you learned everyone’s name and cared for their individual stories. She was the strongest of the whole book to me, just so easy to like and her point of view made the book completely captivating and hilarious. I loved the dynamics between her and her brothers. They tbe one of the cutest sibling relationships I have ever read. And I love that Charlie was oh through a lot of self doubt but she was still confident in what she loved, like sports and hanging out with the guys and not one of those insecure, whiny girls that wonder why the world doesn’t love them.
She definitely strung at my heart cords because I fencee also felt kaeie about how I look, much like her I am tall and even though I am no jock I hit the kxsie often and I sometimes feel so big standing beside all my petite friends; and all this only made me feel more connected to her and her story.
And I loved each of her brothers and fehce different personalities too. And of course her dad was a sweetheart so I loved each time he awkwardly tried to teach Charlie any girl stuff, it was hysterical. And don’t get me started on Braden, who was just so perfect with how he wanted Charlie to be with someone who appreciated who she really was.
The story with Charlie’s mom was an unexpected depth that added a lot to an otherwise cute story, I really liked that. But don’t think this book isn’t hilarious too, it is! It has been reaffirmed that West has joined my list of Contemporary queens. The engine whined against my attempt to go faster.
On the Fence
She is such an amazing writer, captures emotions so well. Charlie is a tomboy, there is no denying it. It was different, but nice. I loved the writing style of Kasie West. It was interesting and it intrigued me to keep on reading. The book started off with a bang and just kept on getting better and better as it went on.
I thought it was be a sappy contemporary romance instead novel, but it wdst so much more. It turned into a wesr novel somehow, it was so good. Yes, there were still those snappy romance moments, but it made them so much more glorious. Yes, they may have been over protective, no, once you find out why, you kind of understand why they were protective.
Each one of them were from the other, but they all related to Charlie in some way. So it was nice seeing good sibling relationships.
Review – On the Fence by Kasie West | Love, Literature, Art, and Reason
She wwest had a pretty okay relationship with her father. Yes, he was a little strict, but I can again understand why. Branden, he is just amazing and not to mention the boy next door. Just everything all at once.
On the Fence was funny and cute as well as very moving. Which intrigued me a lot. I laughed, I cried and I swooned. On the Fence was simply just gorgeous. It was entertaining and the banter between Charlie and her brothers and Charlie and Braden just added so much to the book.
The heart-warming family moments also added so much thhe to the book. The romance between Charlie and Braden was simply beautiful–the true nature te friends becoming more. They were totally adorable together and the scenes on the fence were just so brilliant. Over all On the Fence is a book of self-discovery, love, friendship and family.
On the Fence is mesmerizing, moving and funny show more. I wanted to read On The Fence because I was in the need for a summery read plus the fact that I have liked Kasie West’s characters and writing style from her paranormal books. The dynamic between Charlie, our tomboy main fnce and her brothers is so endearing. They are like an amoeba, where one is, you’ll find the rest. kasiie
They have folded into their circle of boyhood, wrestling with her, playing sports no holds barred with her, kssie letting her be with them all tne time. Part of this group of guys is next door neighbor Braden, who is an only child and loves the inclusion. Wwst has a dad who he dubs jerk and him getting out of the house when dear dad comes home drunk is what leads him to be out so late at night to begin the fence talks with Charlie.
And yes, we can all see where this is going. But I liked how they had a friendship first, and they were aware that if things changed, it would effect more than herself. But I like that as they have the deep conversations at night, she kasiie working out things about herself and her mom who died when she was little.
They have this deeper connection and it makes me smile. Charlie’s dad was also present. He was awkward a lot dence the time, but he was at least trying. Red in the face talking about conditioner and bras, doing what men shouldn’t have to do. I also like that he was in on some of the nerf action. Speaking of, I love the playful nature of the house.
That and how the dares kept things adventurous and deepened their bonds. Through her job she is also getting in touch with parts of herself that she didn’t before.
That she could be a little girly and it wouldn’t be the end of the world. What I think the most important message was though is how she learned to be herself. That she could be girly or wear makeup if she wanted, but that she shouldn’t have to be fake or only show half of who she was in order to be liked. The light nature to the book was also good. Because even though it had some rough subject matter–drunk dads and dead moms–it was dealt with and still managed to focus on the now.
Being able to push through, showing your strength and at the same time vulnerability ffence open kasiw to someone else and share feelings, to lean on them and to get through. The ending was sweet and nice, but I couldn’t help wesst down the book and wanting to get more time in their chemistry, in the sureity of their westt, with others knowing, with their hearts a little less confused. Fun, fast and light with slow romance that was sweet.