21 Mar 2016


Book Review / The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

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.

Published:     2nd July 2013
Publisher:  Harper Teen
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Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand Alone
Source:  Owned Copy


What I liked about this story...     This was such a fun story to follow, I really didn't want it to end!  I picked this up as a audio book, having recently discovered I like reading books that way to and an excellent way to cram in more reading time without having to actually sit down and pick up a book! OK so this book does have the usual cliches of rich man poor girl falling in love type situations but what made this story stand out to me was the main character Caymen and her sense of humour.  She is so snarky and funny it made me laugh out loud several times throughout the story.  For me that was the best part of it.  You also have a couple of other characters that were equally as funny like Caymen's best friend and her new musician boyfriend.   The interactions between the characters were highly entertaining.

What I was not fond of with this story...    If I had to pick something to say here it would have to be that the story was very predictable, no surprises.  I would have loved to have come across a few twists and turns in the story that I didn't see coming.  

In summary... A great easy to to read story for when you want to read by the beach in the summer or down by the river at the park in the Spring.  It will make you laugh out loud in places with nothing too complicated to figure out.  It was certainly what I was looking for when picking this up!