BOOK REVIEW: On The Fence By Kasie West

On the fence

ISBN: 9780062235671

Publisher: Harper Teen

Publication Date: 31 July 2014

Pages: 304

Format: Paperback

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

SYNOPSIS:

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 a 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 spending time with a boy who has never seen her tear it up in a pick up 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 sole Charlie’s 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 from Book)

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I heard a lot of good comments/reviews about the books of Kasie West. I have been eyeing ON THE FENCE since last year. And viola! I love it. Yes, I know I will love it.

This book is so refreshing and entertaining after reading lots of fantasy stories past weeks. I finished this 304-page book in 10 hours…my fastest so far because I’m a slow reader. The story is light and easy-read. I don’t have any issues about the writing style. Understandable and it is not boring. I won’t easily forget this story.

I love how realistic the story and the characters were. I like Charlie’s family – especially her brothers because they are so protective… and my new boyfie – Braden. He’s the type of guy that I wanted to fell in love with when I was in high school. Haha!

Overall, I REALLY LOVE IT and good job Kasie!

Automatically added to my favorite female authors. I can’t wait to complete my collection and read all her books.

Next read from this author, The Distance Between Us.

Recommended!

Rating:

3-2

About The Author:

Kasie West lives with her family in central California. She graduated from Fresno State University with a BA degree that has nothing to do with writing.

P.S. Thank you Bebe KL for this wonderful birthday gift! 🙂

Happy reading!

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BOOK REVIEW: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

And Then There Were None

ISBN: 9780007136834

Publisher: Harper

Publication Date: 3 March 2003

Pages: 224

Format: Paperback

Genre: Crime / Mystery Thriller

SYNOPSIS:

“Ten…” Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious ‘U.N.Owen’.

‘Nine…’ At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead.

‘Eight…’ Stranded by violent storm, and haunted by an ancient nursery rhyme counting down one by one… as one by one… they begin to die.

‘Seven…’ Which amongst them is the killer and will any of them survive? (synopsis from the book)

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Crimes and mystery-thrillers aren’t my genre but Agatha Christie is one of the best, so why not give a try. This is my first crime/mystery-thriller book. I read it with my buddy Ate Kathleen…. And I really really really like it!

I was so excited to start this but at the same time I was afraid that maybe, I won’t like it and leave it unfinished. I don’t know what to expect and how to react.

The book is well-written. It’s easy to read and full of interesting happenings. There are some scenes that frightened me and gave me goosebumps. Honestly, I got confused in the beginning  because there’s a lot of characters. I kept on guessing who is the responsible until the epilogue. Did my guess right? NO, I did not. All of my guess are wrong. While reading, I’m so eager to finish it… So that I can have the answers for all my questions. The author is so clever that she made keep me on turning the pages until the end.

My expectation is so high and she didn’t fail me up to the last page of this book. I’m so excited to read her other books.

Recommended!

About The Author:

Agatha Christie is known throughout the world  as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in English with another billion in 100 foreign countries. She is the most widely published author of all time and in any language, outsold only by Bible and Shakespeare. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 19 plays, and six novels written under the name of Mary Westmacott.

Rating:

5-4

 

Happy reading!

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