The Distance Between Us

Finished The Distance Between Us by Kasie West.

Summary (from 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.”

This was a fun, interesting, sweet book—just what I’ve needed.  :)  I loved Caymen right away and Xander won me over as he did Caymen.

This book reminded me of a retelling of Pretty in Pink, which is a pretty awesome thing.  (Only while there was another potential suitor for Caymen, he was also pretty awesome.  There were no obnoxious characters in this book—I’m looking at you, Duckie.)

So maybe more like Some Kind of Wonderful, in reverse?  Yes, pretty darn awesome either way.

I loved Kasie West’s other release this year, Pivot Point.  I’m pretty sure she’s incapable of writing a bad book and I can’t wait to see what she does next.



2 thoughts on “The Distance Between Us

  1. I immediately thought of Pretty in Pink as I read the description of this book, although I’m glad that there was no Duckie (and OMG, how unexpected to find someone who found him as obnoxious as I did!) and that hopefully Xander wasn’t as, well, lame as Blane.

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