Harper Teen | Paperback, 296 pages
Publication Date: July 1st, 2014
Young Adult | Romance
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Having been raised in a house full of boys, Charlie wouldn’t know the first thing about a concealer or a foundation. So when her latest traffic violation forced her to get a job, working as a cosmetics model in a clothing store made her feel like a bull in a ceramics shop.
She is more comfortable hanging out with her brothers and their next door neighbour, Braden. She would rather win a disgusting dare than be called a chicken; and the idea of dating any boys would be close to impossible considering the list of boys she couldn’t date is a mile-long. At least she can depend on her nighttime chat over the fence with Braden. In him, she could confide about things she can’t talk about in broad daylight. And certainly not in front of her brothers – who will not be happy knowing that lately, her feelings for Braden have become less than brotherly.
Short and sweet, On the Fence is the type of book that you should read in the middle of your zombies or vampires reading romp. But I suggest you don’t start this book at night, because I can almost guarantee that you would not sleep a wink. Scary, it is not. However, you would not be able to put this down. Kasie is terrible for that.
There is nothing else to say about this book, really. Because if you’ve read one contemporary romance from this author, you know that she’s money. It’s a shot of syrupy goodness with a side order of cute, fluffy puppies.
It is with a heartfelt apologies that I could not find anything remarkably good about this book. It was mind and heart numbing. I believe that when a book couldn’t incite any semblance of emotions from its readers, then it goes without saying that the book failed. It is unfortunate, because I adore Lisa. She’s the lady who got me reading verse novels. I’ve always felt such a connection with her characters when I read her novels regardless of the sparse words. This one, however, is an exception.
To be honest, Lauren and Colby lacked any emotional substance. Even when they were in the grips of their angst, I couldn’t empathize. My general impression is it’s reminiscent of reading a Christian fiction: very clean, and unfortunately, very bland.
This book, at the least, is meant to make you feel good and hopeful that you’ll get through whatever difficulties that may come your way.