Rating: 5 Stars
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
A 16yo girl with three overprotective brothers and the boy next door. There in itself, is a story that grabbed my interest. Not to mention the great cover. I do love YA covers. Cover designers create works of art.
Reading the story, I got to thinking about going for runs at the field. You see, Charlie’s a super athlete and she runs every evening, mostly to tire herself out completely so she won’t dream at night. And it made me yearn to run.
I loved running so much when I was in high school. There’s a sense of freedom when you’re running on a track. I never should have given it up. So I began to think about trying to wake up early in the morning to go for runs. Even if there’s gonna be people around.
Oh, I loved this story so much I didn’t wanna stop reading. My heart went out to Charlie for growing up without a mother and not being able to talk to her brothers and her father about her.
I wanted to hug her and make things better for her. Her emotional and family issues tug at the heartstrings. The changes she has to go through in her relationship with Braden as she dealt with those issues, with growing up—Kasie West did a great job of expressing them with excellent writing.
ON THE FENCE’s my favorite of Kasie West’s books so far and definitely a must-read for readers of YA.