I've read a lot of Kasie West books (obviously) and On The Fence is my second favorite book by her (right behind PS I Like You). Yes, it is that good. Yes, it will require a re-read. Yes, the audiobook is worth buying.
On the fence is a story about a girl named Charlie, her three brothers, her brother's best friend Brayden, and her father. Charlie is a tomboy and a bit of a daredevil. I loved this about her. She was real, rough, and surprisingly very funny. At the same time that she's playing sports and pulling pranks with her brothers, Charlie is dealing with the death of her mother. This really softens the character and gives her depth, as well as showcases the insecurity that comes with a girl on the verge of womanhood losing the one person that is supposed to lead her through it. Charlie's father does a good job, but every girl needs a mother's touch, especially Charlie.
The characters were beautifully written. Charlie was hard baked but likable. Her brothers were realistic, funny, and genuinely cared for her. My favorite character was Brayden. He was a classic book Boyfriend. Dreamy, tough, a good listener, and willing to go after what he wanted.