Genre: YA Contemporary
Publisher: Harper Teen
Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers learned early that the rich are not to be trusted. And after years of studying them from behind the cash register of her mom’s porcelain-doll shop, she has seen nothing to prove otherwise.
Enter Xander Spence: he’s tall, handsome, and oozing rich. Despite his charm and the fact that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, Caymen’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last.
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. With so many obstacles standing in their way, can she close the distance between them?
This book was a really cutesy read and Caymen made a great main character – funny/sarcastic, down to earth, slightly socially backward (my kind of girl!). I have to admit I kept waiting for the moment that would tear me apart, but in true YA style it was all alright on the night and so although I’m a fan of happy endings I’m giving this book a 4.
I did like Xander but his friend pool mystified me (they really didn’t seem very nice). His relationship with Caymen was pretty fun to read through – they got to know one another gradually and in very unique circumstances. (I shall say no more!) I liked how Caymen normalised Xander and he made her realise she had more options in her life than she knew. If you’re a parent reading this review, it was quite a clean read, so no worries there.
I thought this novel went a little bit deeper than the average YA Contemporary and I was impressed by the way that Kasie West represented the mother/daughter bond in The Distance Between Us.
Should you try this? Yes! Go forth and read… 🙂
19 thoughts on “Book Review: The Distance Between Us by Kasie West”
I have this one to read which I’m excited about 🙂 Great review!
Thanks. You should be excited, it’s really good! 🙂
This looks like such a cute book! Great review!
Awww that cover is so nice…
It is really pretty. And the spine’s a rainbow of sunset colours so it stands out on my shelf! 🙂
Pretty! This is why I like physical copies of books… You can display them! 🙂
I enjoy this type of YA from time to time so will have to look for this book.
I’m so glad you liked this one, the book looks so cute and is on my TBR list! Caymen sounds like a great main character. 🙂 Great review!
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I’ve wanted to read this one for a while. I’m glad you enjoyed it. sarcastic and slightly socially awkward? Sounds like a character I’d love. Great review 🙂
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This one has been on my radar for a long time now but I never got to reading it.
Awesome review, hon! <33
Sounds interesting– I’ll pick this up when in need of a light read.
I don’t read so many YA books, but I like to pick up one from time to time and this would be a possibility 🙂
I also like the cover very much!
I need a cute book like that from time to time!
I think we all do! 🙂
Great review. Sounds a bit like the movie, “Pretty in Pink,” which I loved, so I’ll definitely check this one out.
It sort of does doesn’t it?! I never thought of that! 🙂
Great review. I’ve had my eye on this book for a while, but something’s always held me back. Your review was very helpful and it helped me decide to give this book a try.
I’m glad! Hope you like it. 🙂