Contemporary, Review, Romance, Young Adult

The Distance Between Us | Kasie West

Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: 02/07/2013
Genre: Young Adult. Contemporary. Romance.
Format: Paperback.
Pages: 312
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Synopsis (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.

I read this while I was going through a bit of a Contemporary binge and, while I didn’t enjoy it as much as her other books, I still devoured The Distance Between Us in one sitting. I really do enjoy West’s writing style and I know that her characters and plot are always going to be different in each book that she publishes.

With this book, for some reason, I just didn’t click with the characters and, while I would recommend this to anyone looking for a quick, summer read, I will admit that I probably won’t be re-reading.


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