Title: On the Fence
Author: Kasie West
Publication Date: July 1st 2014
[I’m pretty conflicted about the rating of this book. It’s definitely not a 3.5 star read but 4 is too much?? So I guess 3.75? But since I don’t have a 3.75 stars rating, I decided to round it up.]
Contemporaries are my go-to genre when I need a little pick me up and I’m so happy I decided to read this one. It’s a very cute read and I was lying in bed, at 2 am, curled under a thick blanket, grinning and giggling like a crazy person.
I liked Charlie. MCs make or break a contemporary for me and Charlie rocked in that department. I found that I could relate to her in a lot of things, mainly that she wasn’t sure that people would like the real her so she faked it. Sure, she annoyed me with her lying but what’s sad is that I would have done the exact same were I in her place.
Some people had issues with how Charlie started wearing makeup and cute clothes throughout the story and how she was a-tomboy-turns-girly but I didn’t see it that way at all. Charlie didn’t suddenly do a 180 transition. All that happened was that she met people who helped her see that she actually liked wearing clothes that looked good and putting makeup occasionally. She still played sports with her brothers and was her usual self.
Braden was pretty cool too. He was seriously swoony at a lot of points but he also spent a huge part of the book fighting with Charlie that it started to seriously annoy me. I’m not a fan of plots where misunderstandings/jumping to conclusions happen and this was my main issue with the book. But I liked Braden as a person and he and Charlie really suit so YAY. Also Braden has hazel eyes and I have a weakness for guys with hazel eyes so I might be a bit biased. 😀