All Things Fiction


As it’s going to be quite some time before I post a review for Kasie West’s ON THE FENCE, I thought I’d share a favorite quote for today’s “My Favorite Quote from…” post. Okay, I’m actually dying to share a quote from this amazing book.

And while there were all sorts of passages that tied me up in knots, one of which I plan to include with my review, there was one very specific quote that was just so perfect and gorgeous and awesome.

By way of introduction (a recap)…

The point of this feature is to share my favorite quote (or one of the many favorite quotes I have) from a recent read and share why it is a favorite, which will give me the chance to ramble just a bit about a book that I may not get the chance to review. And even if I opt to review a title, I still might create a “My Favorite Quote from…” post because, while most of my reviews do include a favorite quote it’s only just one of many and I don’t typically get to talk about the many reasons why it is a favorite.


My Favorite Quote

I thought about his question, wondered why I couldn’t talk about this during the day with him. “Because this is like a dream. It doesn’t have to be real. It almost feels like we’re floating just outside of consciousness and we can say whatever we want, and in the morning, like with dreams, it just slowly melts away. It’s like you’re up in your bed sleeping and I’m in mine and our subconscious minds are talking.” – Charlie Reynolds

Just typing it and reading it all over again makes me sigh. Isn’t it gorgeous? It so perfectly describes these moments between the characters. It paints this wonderful picture.

Some of my favorite scenes in this book were those when Charlie and Braden would have their late night talks on opposite sides of the fence. Sometimes they were sweet. Sometimes sad. Sometimes angst-filled. Sometimes heartbreaking. But all of them were so very memorable.

Which is another reason why I chose this quote as a favorite. Though there were a number of other quotes I loved, any one of which I could have chosen. Tear-your-heart-out quotes from Braden. Or grin-worthy quotes from him and Charlie’s brother Gage… specifically those that involve certain attributes or characteristics of boys Charlie should not date.

But I stand by my choice to go with the perfect quote.

What about you?

If you’ve read ON THE FENCE, did you love this quote as much as I did? Or did you prefer the Braden quote, the one that made your heart break for Charlie?

Or maybe you liked those quotes that made you smile, or laugh, or cry just a little?

If you haven’t yet read ON THE FENCE, what do you think of the quote I chose? Does it make you want to read it to find out just what Charlie and Braden were talking about that was so much easier to do at night?

Or would you have loved to read something heartbreaking, humorous or swoon-worthy?


About the Book

On the FenceTitle: ON THE FENCE
Author: Kasie West
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: July 1, 2014
Pages: 304
Formats: Paperback, eBook



She’s a tomboy. He’s the boy next door…

Charlie Reynolds can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows. 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. To cope with the stress of her new reality, Charlie takes to spending nights chatting with her neighbor Braden through the fence between their yards. As she grows to depend on their nightly Fence Chats, she realizes she’s got a bigger problem than speeding tickets-she’s falling for Braden. 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.

Fun, original, and endearing, On the Fence is a romantic comedy about finding yourself and finding love where you least expect.