Title: The Distance Between Us
Author: Kasie West
Release Date/Publisher: July 2nd 2013 by Harper Teen
Finished: July 3rd 2015
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.
So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she’s beginning to enjoy his company.
She knows her mom can’t find out—she wouldn’t approve. She’d much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn’t been raised by money. But just when Xander’s attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn’t a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she’d ever realized. And that Xander’s not the only one she should’ve been worried about.
What I Thought:
I wanted to read something by this author, since she’s new to me, so I chose this book from the library. And I loved it!!
Caymen has the best sense of humour throughout the book. I think you would call it dry? She loves her sarcasm and sometimes people can’t even tell if she’s being honest and I just could not stop laughing. I love sarcasm too, but I’m nowhere near her level. The relationship between her and her mom was also nice to see. They seemed close but things weren’t being said and they went through some rough patches. I liked that they were still there for each other though.
Xander was the love interest and I really liked him too. Caymen kept telling herself she couldn’t be with him because he was rich and she was poor. I really liked him though, he got her and her humour and the two of them just got along really well. I loved their interactions throughout the book, even when they had their moments of confusion due to lack of communication and things went wrong.
This book looks small but it is seriously packed with awesomeness. I finished it in 24 hours and I wish there was more at the end because I never actually wanted it to end, but I was totally satisfied with everything that happened. I am definitely going to read more by this author.