On the Fence by Kasie West
Rated : ❤❤❤❤
Been on a fence usually signals ambivalence and looking at both sides carefully before coming to a decision of where you want to land on.
Trina is a sixteen year old athlete, the last born and the only girl among her three older brothers who are sport maniacs. She has a surrogate fourth brother, Braden, who lives next door to her family and all four protect her no mattet what.
Trina has camp in four weeks and before that time, she gets in trouble and her father bails her out with the ultimatum that she gets a job! With very limited skills, she found a job at a small boutique where she meets “girly” girls and form friendship with them and the owner of the shop helps Trina by just been there for her.
Trina tried to keep her work life and family life seperate for reasons she believes her valid and Braden was the middle ground where she could be herself. With Braden, they would meet by the fence and talk and try to figure out who Trina was and the next step in both of their lives.
I liked Braden calmed attitude and her brother, Gage was my fav of the brothers with his mischievous ways.
The novel as a whole was laid back as well as active because as you read it, you’ll feel the chilled way you feel while watching a sport game as well as the anticipation of what is going to happen next. The author balanced both pace in the delivery of the book.
There is some intense isssues like self awareness, taking help even though we can push through anything by ourself and mental illness discussed in the novel. The laid back feel of the novel didn’t take away from the seriousness of those issues, it helped make them very important.
Trina and Braden were great characters and I know you should pick up a copy and watch you devoir the whole book in one sitting!
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