Friday, July 12, 2013

Review: The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

Summary: 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.

Characters: Oh man, Caymen is one sarcastic girl!! I appreciate this, but I didn't like that she doubted that Xander liked her due to social status.  Frankly, judging someone because he is well off is just as bad as judging because she has financial troubles.  Other than that, she is pretty cool because she works hard, but is able to discover that she can be anything she wants to be...but nothing without the help of Xander. Fangirling over this guy! He's super sweet and can keep up with Caymen's biting comments.  And he's super rich and looks like a Ken doll.  What's not to love?

Plot: Rachel said this was predictable, but honestly I didn't see those plot twists coming at the end! Hello, drama! But yeah, the plot where the girl and guy fall in love though they shouldn't because he's from the "wrong side of the track," then break up, and get back together its original. 

Would I recommend it to a friend? Yeah, I thought this was a really cute book with some awesome characters.  It'll definitely make you laugh too :)

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