Review: On The Fence

May •  23 •  2014

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: On The FenceOn The Fence by Kasie West
Series: Stand Alone
Published by HarperTeen on July 1st 2014
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary/Romance
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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he'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.

Can I just take some time right now to tell you how much I LOVE THIS STORY! It’s soooooooooo good!

Plot: So this is about a guy and girl who have been friends for like ever. Of course, she is surrounded by brothers who protect her. She is also a tomboy who is finally discovering who she is. I really adored this plot. I think the way the past played out and what is going on in the present really  put Charlie into perspective. I mean, I totally got her. She struggled to find who she was yet she made it on her own.

Growing up: The biggest part of this book is Charlie making it on her own. All her life she has had her brothers and dad care for her. She is a tomboy and not really use to girl stuff. Charlie’s growth through the story is slow and able to let the reader grow with Charlie. I adore watching her become a girl and learn girl stuff. Most parts are funny but you can see Charlie growing and becoming a young woman.

Romance: I’m sucker for romance. And I love it even more when they have been friends forever and suddenly feel different for each other. I like that their love isn’t instant but something that has grown overtime.

Ending: I love it. I loved the way it ended and it made me sigh with happiness.

This is an awesome book. If you love romances and great friendships, then you will definitely love this one. I adore it and can not wait to read what the author writes next.

I give it 5 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. Mary @ BookSwarm
    May 23, 2014

    As fun as it would be to have older brothers, it would be exceptionally hard to date with them all over said date. This book sounds adorable, and I want to meet Charlie!

  2. Jen @ YA Romantics
    May 23, 2014

    Can’t wait to read this one! It sounds amazing.

  3. I just read another great review of this book. Now that I know you loved it, it is so going on the wishlist! Great review!

  4. Kate @ Ex Libris
    May 23, 2014

    I liked the first book in this series and this one sounds really fun, as well!

  5. Lisa (Fic Talk)
    May 26, 2014

    I LOVE that it made you sigh with happiness at the end! That’s a sign of a great book!

  6. Candace
    May 27, 2014

    I’ve been wanting to read her books! This sounds so good and exactly like the kind of summer read I’ve been craving lately!