The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

The Distance Between Us

 

 

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 Thoughts

 

Ladies and gentlemen, Kasie West has done it again!

 

So here’s how this goes: girl lives above doll store and works in said store. Girl’s wit is exceptional. Rich boy holds his own with girl. Boy seeks out girl. Boy and girl’s “friendship” blooms. Oblivious adorableness ensues. Girl is confused. Misconceptions abound–can Caymen and Xander figure it all out?

 

Let me just say this right now: Caymen is hands down one of THE coolest characters I have ever read about.

 

I WANT TO BE YOUR BEST FRIEND.

 

She has the driest sarcasm and sharpest wit, I was laughing out loud through every page! And her name is Caymen–so. cool.  Throw in Xander, hot rich boy who can’t seem to stay away from Caymen and who can hold his own against her smart mouth and you’ve got a recipe for brilliance. Their banter and his thoughtfulness and her softening heart–SWOONING, I am suh-wooooning!

 

There’s the whole poor vs rich prejudices that have to be worked through, because on both ends there were instances of snobbery against the opposing perspective–hypocrisy seemed a theme and kept me thinking about how at times each point of view was understandable yet also completely ridiculous.

 

This was one of those books I opened and never put down–I read it straight through! In fact, I was a bit late for work because I was so close to the end that I couldn’t stop reading until I finished . . .;)

 

If you haven’t read yourself some Kasie West yet, I implore you to please, pleasepleaseplease do yourself a favor and go pick up one of her books because you will NOT be disappointed;) And look at that adorable cover! This was a fun and light and lovable read!

 

5/5 stars;)

 

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