For sixteen-year-old Charlotte Reynolds, aka Charlie, being raised by a single dad and three older brothers has its perks. She can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows—including her longtime neighbor and honorary fourth brother, Braden. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn't know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world of makeup, lacy skirts, and BeDazzlers. Even stranger, she's spending time with a boy who has never seen her tear it up in a pickup game.
To cope with the stress of faking her way through this new reality, Charlie seeks late-night refuge in her backyard, talking out her problems with Braden by the fence that separates them. But their Fence Chats can't solve Charlie's biggest problem: she's falling for Braden. Hard. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high.
This was a really fantastic book! I enjoyed reading about Charlie, the lone girl, a tomboy, the youngest child with a ton of older brothers. And a close friend who's a boy of the family living right next door. Yeah.
This book was about Charlie going into life that isn't quite like the one that she's lived. She goes into the world of makeup, girl friends and boys. And that was really fun to read, because that wasn't her world, she didn't understand it-but she learned about it, and made it a part of her!
I enjoyed the relationships that she had with her brothers. They were protective, and they were a bit clueless about the girl stuff, and that was really cute! And her relationship with Braden! It was meaningful, plus their competition to see who knew the other better!
There was the thing with her mom, and it turned out to be something of a mystery, connected to her nightmares. And as it turns out, her mom didn't have an accident, she committed suicide-not knowing that Charlie was in the backseat. So yeah, that kinda sucked! But she got to learn-and keep that knowledge.
Yeah, this was a really, really great book, and I enjoyed it so much!
Author: Kasie West
Read: October 30th, 2015
Reason Why: Another great book that I just had to read! And it's a SAC 2015 Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: July 1st 2014