Series: Stand Alone
Published by HarperTeen
Published on July 2nd 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Family Life, Romance, Young Adult
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.
For days, I was stuck in a reading slump. I was in search for a book that will get me off this bug, and a lot of books have been tossed, including The Winner’s Curse, The 5th Wave, Dorothy Must Die, Looking for Alibrandi, and Dreams of Gods and Monsters – but none of them did the trick. As per Melanie of YA Midnight Reads‘ suggestion, I should try Kasie West, and I am so grateful that I did!
The Distance Between Us is not a special book. It was simple, and easy to read. It’s not what you expected, but it was exactly that. The plot isn’t something special, but there’s a charm to it. And I love Caymen’s dry humor. It’s just like mine!