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.
*Synopsis taken from Goodreads
Charlie is a Tom boy after being raised souly by her Father and having 4 older brothers she can tell you the baseball stats a lot easier than whats the difference between liquid and pencil eyeliner.
When she finds herself working at a boutique to pay off a speeding fine and being a modal for some make up products things start to change. She realises she likes the company of girls and looking pretty even if she’s out of her depth and prefers to be on the field playing mud football. She’s starting to notice boys and also grows up to realise not all is right at home, with all this craziness going on she starts talking to her neighbour and close friend Braden over the fence at night.
This story, from the Characters to the plot is just fantastic. After reading The Fill in Boyfriend I was expecting something fluffy like that but I was pleasantly surprised at the depth of this contemporary.
This book deals with grief, body issues, self consciousness, boy drama, and family problems everything we all go/went through as a teenager. I absolutely adored Charlie as a main character and loved watching her grow and change into an even amazing-er person.
The side characters! The side characters were fantastic and so well developed! Charlie’s 4 brothers were hilarious and brought so much humour to the story, they always play pranks and have nurf gun wars! The best amount of protective and fun.
The friendships made me all warm and fuzzy inside. Seeing Charlie finally make some girl-friends and realise that they could be just as fun as boys was wonderful #girlpower guys!
5 out of 5 stars!
Have you read this one? or anything else by Kasie West?
I think I’ve read all of Kasie Wests books besides P.S I like You and I’m going to read that now! I can’t wait for her next one! 2 people stuck in a library? BRING IT ON 😄