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On the Fence | Review

Cutest romance ever!

On the Fence by Kasie Westimages

Published by HarperTeen on June 1st, 2014

Pages: 320

Format: Paperback

Source: Purchased

Buy it here: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your local independent bookstore!


Summary from Goodreads:

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.

My review!

First off,


Okay, now that that’s done, I’ll get to the actual reviewing.

Charlie (short for Charlotte) Reynolds is the youngest in her family, with three older brothers. Her mother died in a car accident when she was six. There’s more to her mom’s death than meets the eye but it’s a spoiler to say say anything. Besides her mother’s death, I am kinda jealous of Charlie’s family because her brothers were all really funny and protective. Everyone in their family is very close.

Charlie is a tomboy, as one is if they have three older brothers and no mom. I could relate to Charlie because we both play many sports and wear no make up. Charlie seems to be fine with her tomboy personality, but she gets more insecure as she begins to hang out with more feminine girls.

Charlie has been friends with Braden for as long as she can remember. He is over at her house so much that he is practically a fourth brother. This mindset begins to change as they begin to have their nightly Fence Chats. Charlie and Braden have these talks in the middle of the night because they both have trouble sleeping.

Charlie finds that she can easily share anything with Braden, until, WHOOPS, she falls in love with him.

Charlie was a great main character! I could easily relate to her. She wasn’t too emotional (meaning she cried when I would have cried). At some times, I felt like she wasn’t emotional enough but it was completely understandable.



Braden was funny, protective, and cute. Sometimes he was frustrating, though. He avoided telling Charlie her feelings and it was…sooo…

FRUSTRATING! But, a good romance is always frustrating! Cough, Stephanie Perkins, cough.

This book is the perfect summer read. It is also a good read for any other time of the year! This book is definitely a romance novel so be prepared for that. It is totally clean save a little kissing so I would say ages 13+. 5/5 stars for sure!

I started this book at 12am and finished it at 4am. Straight through. I have never done that before!

So, basically READ THIS BOOK NOW!

Your favorite fangirl,



About Sarah Stevens

I am a teenage girl that reads lots of young adult books. I also watch Doctor Who, Sherlock, and Downton Abbey. I love YA realistic fiction and dystopian books.

2 responses »

  1. This sounds REALLY GOOD, especially after reading your review! I’ll definitely have to check this one out.



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