The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

official blurb
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.

my blurb!
Girl low on money and high on wit, meets VERY rich boy that she tries super hard not to like.

5 out of 5

 

So I’ve been doing some Kasie West rereads and reminding myself why I somehow had a crazy insta love with her as an author.  I do love how much she interacts with her fans on goodreads – I’ve never seen an author interact as often as she does! And that could be why I’ve kept reading her books after the insta love has tapered off for me.  But when I reread this book in ONE night AGAIN… well she cemented a spot as an “always read” author for me.

what i liked
First of all, let me state that this is my THIRD time reading this book. Every time I’ve read it, I have read it one sitting. Last night, I read it until 130am.  Why would I do that? I have two kids 3 and under. What was I thinking?! I wasn’t! I was just reading and loving every moment so much that I couldn’t stop reading!!
I LOVE Caymen.  She is the snarky high schooler I was, with the wit I always hoped I had.  She reacts very realistically to me, early in the book. Any main character who minimally annoys me- if at all- is a HUGE win for me.  (Am I the only one who finds a lot of main characters whiney and annoying??)
I love Xander. Though I don’t adore his name – she at least tells us how to pronounce it very early on in the book.
I love Mrs. Dalton. If i can be her when I’m old, I would be. (Well, except for collecting dolls.  Let me go ahead and set that record straight right now. Creepy dolls are not my thing).
I enjoyed Skye. She’s Caymen’s best friend and also has enjoyable wit and isn’t always out of the loop with what’s going on in Caymen’s life like a lot of YA friends are.

what i didn't like
The anticipation of waiting for the other shoe to drop.  You know Caymen is going to get something totally misconstrued and you can’t help but keep reading. The suspense of getting to the moment is brutal!

when to read
Your junior or senior year of high school. Oh wait, I’m 30.  Okay, then anytime.

while reading you should
Shop at: Savers, or your favorite local thrift store.
Listen to: a random local band playing at a bar/ coffee shop near you
Drink: Hot chocolate
Eat: blueberry muffins (or if you’re like me and don’t like blueberries, lemon poppy seed. In my opinion, they are equally addicting).

if you would like to buy
Click here. (A friendly reminder, that this link is an affiliate link. It doesn’t cost you more for the book but it does give me a kickback!)

Ps. I’ve mentioned before that Kasie regularly interacts with fans on goodreads. Well, I finally sent her a question and she responded! Enjoy!
the distance between us kasie west

 

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