3. The ship
It is no secret that Kasie West ships are the bestest. This ship is no exception. As far as plot devices go, I am so okay with the ‘let’s make a game out of proving who knows who better’ thing. Its an unbearably cute way to get to know the characters and it shows us that they’ve both been paying a lot of attention to each other over the years. Naturally, I instashipped. There are few things I love more in a ship than the trust and love that comes from knowing the other person intimately.
Kasie: Many places. I have a website: . I’m also on and Instagram and (my handle is the same for all of those: Kasie West). I try to interact online as much as I can so sign on and say hi!
I really don’t have much to say here. I do think that Kasie West raises a number of questions/issues/points of interest about traditional gender roles and how subtly pervasive and damaging they can be and then never really says anything about it (she does a little, I guess, but I wasn’t fully satisfied on that front). I don’t really count this as an issue because when I pick up a Kasie West book, I’m not expecting it to be an advocate for social change. I’m looking for a shot of pure sweetness and in that aspect, On The Fence not only delivers, but the delivery is as pretty as a Pinterest picture.
I plan on catching up with Morgan Matson’s books this summer! I’ve only read SYBG but I LOVED it! I also adore Kasie West’s books; she does contemporary so well. And I adored Anna, Lola, and Isla. Such fun (and drama-filled) stories. Catching Jordan and My Life Next Door are both on my to-read list, and I’m really hoping to FINALLY read MLND this summer. So many great contemporaries on this list.