Apr 4, 2014

Review -- The Distance Between Us

15283043The Distance Between Us
Author: Kasie West
Release Date: July 2nd, 2013
Publisher: Harper Teen
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Pages: 312
Format: Paperback, Bought

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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.

My Review:
Caymen is a girl who is helping her mom run a store selling porcelain dolls. The business isn't doing the greatest, so her and her mom are doing all they can to at least pay the bills. Then one fine day in walks Xander. The last guy she ever expected to see walk into her store. She finds that the more he comes around, the more she has to fight to try to keep him out of her mind. She knows that poor girls just don't work with rich guys, but can they be the exception??

This is seriously one of the cutest stories I have read in a long time. I have been on a big reading kick recently, but its been months since a book has sucked me into it so much when it came to just the whole romance aspect of it. I held my breath most of the time wishing for them to just get it together.

Caymen is very very sarcastic, or as she says, exceptionally sarcastic. Everything out of her mouth is something sarcastic. Sometimes she even uses that to change the subject from things she doesn't want to talk about. She is very stressed out trying to figure out what she wants to do with her future when she feels that she has no choice but to help her mom run the store. She struggles throughout the whole book just trying to figure out who she really is and what she wants out her life. As well as who she wants to be in her life.

Xander seems like a wonderful guy. He comes across as arrogant at first, but money can make that impression. What I like about Xander is he uses his family's money to help others that are less fortunate. He has a really kind heart and doesn't care whether someone has money or not. He likes people for who they are. It makes him very likable. Even when you are not sure what is going on, you still have this feeling in your gut that he hasn't done anything wrong.

The story follows Caymen throughout it, and it lets you know what is going on within her head. She is so stubborn and instead of facing things straight on she tends to try to run from them. She has to learn the hard way that things will turn out alright no matter what, so just do what you can to make yourself happy.

I like how it shows that even people with money and those that don't can always find a way. Not everyone has to be rich to find someone they care about. And not all rich people are trying to find someone that is poor for sympathy. I loved the message within the book.

The romance in this book is adorable. Not just for Caymen and Xander, but her best friend Skye and Henry as well. You get to follow them quite a bit throughout the story. It is so cute.

I think anyone out there could like this book, even those that aren't big fans of contemporary. This book has a good message behind it and the romance was so sweet within it. Definitely worth a read for anyone. I loved it!!

Couldn't Put It Down!!


  1. Totally agree about how adorable this book was! It actually one of the few books I've re-read, because it's just so sweet and Xander really is the most wonderful guy. Their banter was amazing, and I loved everything about their relationship; from the pre-sipped drinks, to the career days!

  2. This book sounds so good! I loved your review! :)


  3. ive heard really good things about this book and kasie west ! might give it a try soon :D

  4. I LOVED this book so much! I was reluctant to read it at first (I've read a few mixed reviews for it), but I'm so glad I did! Xander was simply amazing, loved every scene with him in it!

  5. I literally cant wait to read , thank you so much for the review xx


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