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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 chichi b ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by HarperTeen
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Jennifer
Aug 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: signed
4:30 am and now I can finally sleep. Don't bother starting this unless you can finish it all in one sitting. So good! I laughed, I cried, I swooned! I am so jealous of lucky girls that have had boys next door. I have seriously always wanted one. I feel totally gipped that I never had a Braden!

Charlie grew up with all boys so she is one of the guys. But you can be a tomboy and be a girly girl and have both guy friends and girl friends. She has some trouble finding herself. She realizes she wants
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Zoë
May 03, 2015 rated it liked it
This was really cute! I loved the family dynamic and how Charlie evolved as a character throughout the book. I also loved her and Braden's late night fence talks and how their romance bloomed. However, I felt like most of the characters, especially the brothers, weren't fleshed out and the story ended a little too hastily (which is understandable as it is under 300 pages). Charlie also really irked me in the beginning as she was a tad insensitive and a little too generic YA tomboy (judging peopl ...more
Lola  Reviewer
Charlie is a sixteen-year-old teen who likes playing sports, especially soccer, watching sport games and hanging out with her three brothers.

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She’s not your typical teenage girl since she prefers watching a soccer game (or playing it) than go shopping or reading or going to the cinema, etc.

That’s why she and I couldn't quite ever be best friends but she’s a nice girl so, sure, we could at least get along. But, see, I’m the kind of the girl who will exclusively cheer for players and not be one my
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Aj the Ravenous Reader

I don’t remember the underlying deeper themes in the novel. All I remember when I read it then was the fluff and it being a summer breezy read. I didn't realize Skye from The Distance Between Us is a character here and Caymen is mentioned at least once because their shops are practically beside Charlie's workplace. I couldn’t even remember the things Braden and Charlie talked about and how it started with them trying to prove which one knows the other better. Clearly their feelings for each othe
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Rachel E. Carter
May 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: have-paperback
THIS BOOK. THIS AUTHOR. ANOTHER YA CONTEMPORARY FAVORITE <3

For fans of Kelly Oram's Serial Hottie, minus the serial killer mystery.

Yes. I cheated and read this book between the two books I'm actually supposed to be reading last night. I couldn't help it, so many people have done reviews for Kasie West on my feed and I was in the mood for contemporary feel good YA and decided to see what all the hype was about.

I am so glad I finally caved in. This is the type of contemporary I love. Not doing
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Ashwood (애쉬 우드).
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Okay... can’t say I got much sleep last night/early this morning, because this beauty didn’t let me😅 I can easily say this book was so worth my sleep deprivation.
This story was beautiful, funny, heartwarming, soo sad, relatable, addicting and a really easy read.

Charlie reminded me so much of my little sister it was astonishing! She could beat all the guys in almost everything, she was hilarious, didn’t have any girl friends who didn’t play sports and was so strong emotionally it was amazing!
H
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Ariana
That's it, I found a book I want to live in.



For me this book was perfect: perfectly-awesome dynamics, perfectly-sweet romance and just a perfectly-bit of sadness to make up for the perfectly-amazing ‘giggleness’.
Yes, I am a also a ‘perfect’ dork in love with romantic stories, but what can I say? I just loved this story so very much!

And you shouldn’t simply take my words for it, so I will give you the reasons why those items on the list were so great to begin with:
1. fantastic family dynamics -
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Melanie
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4.5 stars

PROPER REVIEW. FANGIRLING AND INITIAL REACTIONS IS BELOW.


It has been almost half a year since I picked up On The Fence and fell in love with it. During this span of time I have reread it 3 times; recommended this author to my friends multiple times and have thought about this book more than I'd like to admit. In my experience, no one has written better cute and fluffy reads than Kasie West. This woman knows exactly how to catch our hearts, pull the r
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Rashika (is tired)
I am a party-pooper. Although a sad one since I am somewhat sad I didn’t enjoy this. There is quite a bit of hype surrounding this book and all my friends who have read it so far have loved it so I feel like a complete buzz kill with my ‘hating’.

On the Fence, quite frankly, sucked. I went in expecting a friends-to-more romance and got something else.

For starters, I did NOT like the main character. I was cringing the whole time I was reading this book and was not the least bit amused. I think w
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Maureen
Apr 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Will a best friends to lovers trope ever not make me emotional? The answer is 100% no.

This one was a bit harder to get into, at first I couldn't relate to Charlie since I have neVER had brothers, and her persona was so different. Her development was *mostly* based around a guy so that was pretty frustrating, but she at least had other things she had to deal with, even though they were tied up a little faster than expected. There were also a few jokes that were not great & i didn't particular
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Fafa's Book Corner
Nov 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Beware spoilers ahead!

This book was recommended to me by my GR friend Alyssa ! Click on her name to read her review.

I had originally added this book back in February. I was going through a chick lit phase and thought that all of Kasie West's books would be excellent additions. But because I thought they would turn out to be shallow I took them all off. It wasn't until I stumbled upon Alyssa's review that I decided to read all her boo
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Giselle (Book Nerd Canada)
Kasie West is the reason why I don't write off contemporary straight out of my to-be-read list. It's because she writes such cute stories with a lot of characters who are always set on doing the right thing.

Charlie is the easily relatable character that I understood. Sure she hardly had any self-esteem, but when you're a teenager, you certainly don't know any better. Honestly if there was no back and fourth, the book would probably get super boring. Self-deprecating characters aren't always the
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Jasmine from How Useful It Is
About: On the Fence is a young adult fiction written by Kasie West. It was published on 7/1/14 by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins, 304 pages. The genres are young adult, fiction, contemporary, and romance.

My Experience: I started reading On the Fence on 6/13/17 and finished it on 6/19/17. This book is a fantastic read! I love the humor and the family dynamic! I love Charlie’s three brothers and how protective they are of her. I love the easy going between the siblings. I like the differe
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Rachel Maniacup
Mar 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Rachel by: Neil (or bleed)
As I've said,I'm going to read more of Kasie West's novels and this is just the perfect day to read my 2nd book of Kasie,as I am reminded of my friend's birthday today. According to my sister,this friend of ours is a fan of this author(thanks to you,Aj!) So,NEIL my awesome buddy,HAPPY,HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!^^

My Review:
Now,I understand why this buddy of mine love Kasie West..it's because this author has a thing in creating her characters.And in this novel,it is the awesome characters that made me
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Anja
Jun 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
*4.5 TOMBOYISH STARS*

"Sometimes we expect more than people are capable of giving at the moment."

When I first started this, I thought I wasn't going to like this one. I changed my mind pretty quickly though, because I totally love it now!
This novel is about Charlotte/Charlie, who is a total tomboy who grew up with 3 brothers and no mother, only a father. She's really close with her neighbor Braden, who's more like her 4th brother. Then she gets a job at a clothing store and discovers the girly
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Elena Salvatore
Let's just ignore the cover for this book shall we?
It has nothing to do with either Charlie, Braden or the story.

Anyway... Charlie, is your classic tomboy.
Her mother died when she was young so she grew up with her father and her three older brother and her neighbour Braden who is basically like her fourth brother.
She loves sports, has only guy friends, dresses athleticaly and doesn't wear make up.
She is just one of the boys.

That is all until one day her father wants her to take responsibilitieso
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Norah Una Sumner
4.5 stars

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I've read this baby some time ago and totally forgot to review it! I really enjoyed reading this book and I definitely liked it more than The Distance Between Us. I liked the characters, the story, the awesome sister-brothers relationship and, of course, those "on the fence" talks. This is a really sweet and interesting contemporary book perfect for all YA readers looking for something light, but still not too light. Kasie West has a special place in my heart for sure. I love her writin
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Rachel Reads Ravenously
3 teen stars

“Sometimes we expect more than people are capable of giving at the moment.”

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On the Fence is about a girl named Charlie, who grew up motherless and as the only girl in a family with three boys. Charlie's the true tomboy, only interested in sports, no interest at all in girly things. When she wracks up some fines in speeding tickets her dad makes an ultimatum, she has to get a job and pay for the tickets herself.

The only place Charlie ends up being able to get a job at is a clo
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Steph Sinclair
Believe me. No one feels more sad about this rating than me.

On the Fence was one of my most highly anticipated books of 2014. I love everything about Kasie West. Her books are usually ridiculously cute, have snarky characters and just speak to my soul. But not this one. This one was pretty un-Kasie West. The romance felt very unrealistic in a sense that it took the main character forever to figure out the love interest liked her. There’s only so much of that I can tolerate when it’s so complete
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Rose
Nov 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
kasie west never lets me down <3
aria [dear darling reader]
Jul 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing


RATING:   a-


I haven't been reading a lot of contemporaries recently because I had pretty bad luck with the ones I have tried to read. So when our group read of the month ended up being a contemporary, I was a bit worried.

 

But surprise! This book wasn't bad. In fact, it was great.

 

Amazing.

 

Sweet.

 

Touching.

 

Perfect.

 

It was such a cute and heartwarming read that I did not expect. I did not expect to like this book at all, but I did. I did not only like it, I loved it!

 

Gist

 

 
"Why are we doing this?” I
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Jiana
Jul 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Hmm I don't know if this book is my least favorite Kasie West book or The Fill-In Boyfriend. I wasn't really enjoying this at first but then it turned quite enjoyable! Regardless, it was still a very light read and perfect for those wanting an easy book to read.

“Sometimes we expect more that people are capable of giving at the moment.”


I don't have much to say about this book except it's a typical Kasie West book, not that it bothered me. I quite like her style, except how her MCs always get to
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Hirdesh
Mar 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“I looked up recurring dreams.

Dreams are messages, things our minds want us to learn. Recurring dreams can be really important messages. The often come in the form of nightmares. Recurring dreams could represent real-life problem that hasn't been dealt with or resolved. Overcoming or resolving that problem could help one move past the recurring dream.”

West as reckoned for Romantic stories, But I've found too juvenile with the centralized character.
Writing is as usual exceptional as West- Best o
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Beth
So I think I was being a bit of a grouch yesterday, I can't knock it down that much when I did enjoy it and I only had one issue so I'm going to tweak this review slightly...
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CONFLICTING VIEWS!

I knew what I was getting myself in for. I wanted a nice and easy contemporary read, we all have those moments right? I mean I really enjoyed P.S. I Like You. It was one of those books you couldn't help but smile at. This? I mean it definitely had those moments. HOWEVER it had a big pet
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Angela
Aug 10, 2013 marked it as to-read
Two books for 2014??
Jillian (bookishandnerdy)
Ok here's the thing...if you write a fluffy contemporary. You gotta put some cute moments into the book. In my opinion, there were none. I just didn't enjoy this at all. The only reason i kept reading was because i was reading for the #rainbowthon and it's not very long or hard to read. I feel like the main character was so boring and blah. And Charlie, the MC, and Braden had zero chemistry. It all just felt very forced. The reason I didn't give it 1 star was because it wasn't absolutely horribl ...more
beth
Apr 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rating - 4 stars?

I'm having an issue with the rating here. I really enjoyed it and it was just what I needed but Kasie West's books are pretty basic. There isn't a lot of plot in them, they're the trashy romance books that you need once in a while. That is not an insult. I've read a lot of fantasy books lately but now an again I have needed a easy contemporary to read.

I really liked the characters. I really liked Charlie, it was refreshing to see a main character who is such a tomboy. I reall
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Muse-ic ♬
Buddy read with awesome Alethea!! Go read her review because it's fabulous:D

SO this book! Cutesie cuteness! I loved it! It wasn't crazy amazing, hence the not-five-star rating, but I still thoroughly enjoyed it!

This is my first Kasie West book, and I will say that I am very pleased! I can also predict that there will be more Kasie West books in my future.

I know I've mentioned this before, but I'll discuss it again: romance in books.

We all know that it's nearly impossible to avoid romantic situat
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Simona Bartolotta
Read three Kasie West novels in three days - check ✔

“Maybe there was more to me than I realized.”

Way, way better than By Your Side and P.S. I Like You; I liked it a little more than The Distance Between Us, and definitely less than The Fill-In Boyfriend (because now it's clear my heart refuses to let go of that one).

(This little roundup made me realize I've now read all of Kasie West's novels presently available. I want to cry. I need Lucky in Love yesterday.)

All the stars to Charlie's f
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Amber Robertson
On The Fence was a fun read. It was light, fluffy and exactly what I needed. It made me smile stupidly and it make me cringe in some parts. I found it a bit harder to relate to the characters bring that they're 16 - but I just aged them up in my mind and all was well.

It was a quick read, and I will definitely be reading more books by this author in the future for a light and fun read. The seemly low rating of 3 stars didn't mean I didn't enjoy this book, it just meant that I didn't rate it as h
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