She can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows—including her longtime neighbor and honorary fourth brother, Braden. 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. 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. 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. I love Kasie West books and her contemporary novel are perfect on a warm summer night.
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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? 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: 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.
She's a tomboy. He's the boy next door. With three older brothers, Charlotte Reynolds, aka Charlie, has always been more comfortable calling the shots on a basketball court than flirting with the opposite sex.
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. On the Fence is a sweet and satisfying read about finding yourself and finding love where you least expect it. Read more Read less. Frequently bought together. Add all three to Cart. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.
Show details. Ships from and sold by Amazon SG. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Previous page. The Distance Between Us. The Fill-In Boyfriend. By Your Side. I Like You. Love, Life, and the List. Lucky in Love. Next page. 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 This debut novel About the Author Kasie West lives with her family in central California, where the heat tries to kill her with its degree stretches.
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Review this product Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. It's about finding yourself and learning how to be real. Verified Purchase. An absolutely adorable tale of friends to more. Charlie is the only girl in a family of boys. Her police officer father and three older brothers have shaped her into a tough-talking athlete who is more comfortable hanging with the guys than with other girls.
Charlie learns more about herself and those around here through these new experiences, but most of all, her best friend and next door neighbor, Braden.
Braden and Charlie often meet by the fence that separates their two properties for middle of the night chats. Charlie is haunted by her mother's tragic death ten years earlier and Braden by the constant battles that rage within the walls of his home.
Plot This is more than a basic romance. Charlie and Braden both have a bucketload of baggage. But as their relationship evolves and Charlie realizes her feelings for him run deeper than just friendship, she fears the changes that come with that. At least until Braden lets her know he doesn't feel the same way about her.
Crush, Charlie works through her issues, a complex relationship with her dad and brothers, and her greater place in a world that worships femininity over athletic prowess. The Characters I love Charlie so much.
She's complex and deep and wounded. Watching her work through her issues is both painful and emotionally rewarding. Her family dynamics made me smile and laugh more than once. I come from a big family, so I could relate to the interactions she had with her siblings. I loved their competitiveness and the little bets they were always doing.
Even Charlie's dad, as the reluctant single father to a teen girl, is so well-developed, I couldn't help but sympathize with his attempts to relate to Charlie the best he knew how. Deep characters. There is nothing light and fluffy about the characters, even though the story itself is more lighthearted than not.
The romance aspect between Charlie and Braden was my favorite part of the story. I have a couple of my own and the bond between the boys and their baby sister was beautifully done. The relationship between Charlie and her father rang the truest of all. Charlie has many lessons to learn along the way, but foremost is figuring out how she fits into the broader world around her without losing who she is. This subplot is particularly well done.
I kept thinking about it. And from that point on the book was very good. Although I was disappointed with the reason for the big misunderstanding. Charlotte is 16 and 5'11". She never wears makeup. Her mother died when she was 6 so she has no female influence. After getting three speeding tickets, her father forces her to get a job to pay for them. She knows nothing about clothing and makeup but gets a job in a clothing store. One of the makeup vendors puts makeup on her and takes her to a bar with another girl.
Some cute guys talk to them. I loved that scene. This is a teen romance book. The characters are in high school. DATA: Narrative mode: 1st person. Story length: pages. Swearing language: none. Sexual content: none. Setting: current day northern California. Copyright: Genre: teen romance, YA. I bought this book when it first came out but it was sadly sitting on my shelf ever since.
I've just been so swamped with review books that I just wasn't able to get around to it yet. I was able to read all my review books before the year was over though so I could start the new year out on a clean slate. For Christmas my wonderful boyfriend went to the book store to pick me out some books, he came across this one and said it sounded just like us growing up.
On the Fence
Review – On the Fence by Kasie West
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