On the Fence
On the Fence is a novel written by Kasie West. It is a romantic comedy and there are several laugh-out-loud moments in this novel. Unlike The Distance Between Us [which is another novel by Kasie West] it gets kind of serious in the middle but, like almost every romance novel, it has a happily-ever-after ending.
Charlotte Reynolds [commonly know as Charlie] is a 16-year-old tomboy and is really into sports. She has three brothers and their best friend is Braden, their neighbor. She loves to drive really fast and that is what ends up starting the plot of the novel. She has landed herself into trouble by getting several tickets which add up to a big sum of $ 264. Her father has now ordered her to pay the price on her own [literally] by working. She then begins working at a clothing store and suddenly wonders if she actually is the tomboy that she has always been. She makes new friends, fights with old ones but in the end everything turns out to be perfect.
The title of the book may have you wondering why it was named so, but I cannot ruin that discovery, that ‘ohhh!!’ that you will let out when you realise why the book is named so. The title of the book is kind of like a pun and you will eventually discover how.
This novel is very sweet and I honestly enjoyed reading it quite a lot. The novel’s mood becomes rather melancholic towards the end but the last couple of chapters amend all of that. I could actually feel tears welling up in my eyes towards the end as I could feel what Charlie was going through.
While reading this novel, I was honestly wondering why I had never heard of Kasie West before. Her writing style is really good and she literally writes as the character. I think that while writing novels, she must roam around pretending to be the character [just like Trevor Noah pretends to be President Trump at least once in his videos :-)].
I read this book in three hours [maximum] and the novel is really addictive. I would recommend all romance novels lovers to go and read this book as soon as possible. I assure you, you will not regret reading this book.