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Book Review: The Distance Between Us – Kasie West

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary


I was in a reading slump when I decided to read Kasie West’s THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US. Fellow bookworms, you know how reading slumps can be. Annoying as hell because you don’t feel like reading any book or even feel much of anything. Reading slumps suck.

But the only way to drag yourself out of it is to grab the next book and just read. If it’s a lousy book, you’ll fall back deeper in the slump (oh boy!). If it’s a good book, well, now, the first chapter will take care of getting you back in the groove again (Thank you, Lord. *falls down on knees and gives thanks*).

THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US falls in the good book category. It helped me get back to my love of reading. I liked Caymen’s snarkiness and I felt bad for her that she had to work so hard.

I tried to imagine me working in a doll shop. All those glassy eyes. *shudder* Dolls totally freak me out.

Xander was so cute. Their ideas for spending time together was unique and fun.

I loved Caymen’s grandfather. I can’t believe her mother kept Caymen’s grandparents away from her. Sometimes adults act like children when they’re the ones who are supposed to know better.

It was more or less a predictable story but it was well-written with twists that made it a lot more interesting in the end.

Synopsis: 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'm a die-hard bibliophile and I'm also an introvert. My blog's about books, books and more books. (yep, that was easy) I might, from time to time, write about life and its vagaries. I like taking pictures of books and doing origami.

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