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She's a tomboy. He's the boy next door.

With three older brothers, Charlotte Reynolds, aka Charlie, has always been more comfortable calling the shots on a basketball court than flirting with the opposite sex. So when her police officer dad demands she get a summer job to pay for the latest in a long line of speeding tickets, she's more than a little surprised to find herself working at a chichi boutique and going out with a boy who has never seen her tear it up in a pickup game. Charlie seeks late-night refuge in her backyard, talking out her problems with her neighbor and honorary fourth brother, Braden, sitting back-to-back against the fence that separates them. Braden may know her better than anyone. But there's a secret Charlie's keeping that even he hasn't figured out—she's fallen for him. 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.

On the Fence is a sweet and satisfying read about finding yourself and finding love where you least expect it.

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Critical Praise

“An antidote to dystopian and post–apocalyptic fiction, this Cinderella story is sweet and hopeful.” (Kirkus Reviews) —

Praise for THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US: “THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US shines! This book is rich with sparkling dialogue, clever wit and sweet romance.” —Daisy Whitney, author of THE MOCKINGBIRDS and WHEN YOU WERE HERE

“An antidote to dystopian and post–apocalyptic fiction, this Cinderella story is sweet and hopeful.” —Kirkus Reviews

The charming story is beautifully written, and the characters are well developed. West’s novel is sweet and captivating. —School Library Journal

Praise for PIVOT POINT “An expertly plotted, deliciously clever story.” —Kiersten White, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of PARANORMALCY

“PIVOT POINT is at once tense and romantic, challenging and engaging. It’s a truly remarkable debut.” —Robison Wells, author of VARIANT

“West’s premise is a winner, and Addie is the kind of heroine readers would want as a best friend—loyal, unpretentious, and thoughtful.…What truly makes West’s story memorable, however, is Addie’s wry humor…and the book’s fascinating exploration of how life can change with one simple choice.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“West’s debut showcases riveting storytelling.” —Kirkus Reviews

“With superb storytelling, a masterful blend of paranormal and normal, a helping of wit and humor, and a mouthwatering romance, PIVOT POINT is one of the most delicious books I’ve read.” —Elana Johnson, author of POSSESSION

“West has created an intricately woven story of two possible futures. This debut novel…is a welcome change.” —School Library Journal

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062235671
  • ISBN 10: 0062235672
  • Imprint: HarperTeen
  • On Sale: 07/01/2014
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price: 12.50 CAD
  • BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Dating & Sex
  • BISAC2: JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Adolescence

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