TITLE: The Distance Between Us
AUTHOR: Kasie West
GENRE: YA Contemporary
PUBLISHED: 2013, Harper Teen; Paperback – 312 pages
ALSO SEE: Pivot Point
Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation sheâs pretty sure theyâre only good for one thingâspending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her motherâs 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 heâs oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that heâs one of the first people who actually gets her, sheâs smart enough to know his interest wonât last. Because if thereâs one thing sheâs learned from her motherâs warnings, itâs 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. (From Goodreads)
Two things: (1) This book was adorable ajdjksfh and (2) Okay, Xander. I am thoroughly charmed. YOU CAN STOP IT NOW. Seriously! I really, really enjoyed The Distance Between Us. As someone who tends to shy away from contemporary, I feel like this is saying something. It’s both undeniably fun and terribly funny. And while the plot twists weren’t what I’d call earth-shattering, it didn’t really matter to me because I loved Caymen and Xander so much. It’s definitely the characters that define this one. And okay, I appreciated all the humor too. I can never resist a book that makes me laugh this hard.