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On the Fence

By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Sweet romance takes sporty teen out of her comfort zone.

Book Kasie West Romance 2014
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The story line about Charlie's mother seems straight out of a soap opera, but readers will find the narrator a likable character with a relatable problem. She thinks that because she's a tough, athletic girl, Braden can see her only as "his buddy," not as girlfriend material. Author Kasie West not only breaks down this outdated assumption, she also allows Charlie to grow new facets of her identity -- and accept herself -- without having to throw any of the girly girls who befriend her under the bus.

Charlie's growing feeling for her neighbor Braden -- built on years of hanging out and lots of recent intimate late-night conversations -- is sweet and provides a positive model for young teen romance readers.

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