Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

The Distance Between Us
Good Reads Summary
The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

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 Thoughts
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Girl. HAS Sarcasm down to an art. As is, said fact was enough to have me more than like the girl. There’s more though like her being loyal and an all around good girl though not too goody-goody to have her seeming stick in the mud.

The Guy. IS the definition of cool. And smooth. What with the perceived beckoning and all, yes? (Have I mentioned smooth?)

Between them. IS gap made wider then wider still by a number of things like (a) mothers and their secrets, (b) these kids and their assumptions  PLUS a whole lot of one or the other jumping the gun because of the same!  (c) Some of the interesting ‘others’ complicate matters further though those really ought not be so complicated.

It’s all these complications that have me thinking adorbs (see if you can count how many times I use this word in reference to Cayen, Cayen and Alex or ayone in this book for that matter.) But by golly! This book is the definition of CUTE:

-See me grin as I recall his moment at the end.
-See me grin as I recall how perfect each exchange between them went. Each moment made better because the guy ‘got’ her and she, him. Theirs is a sweet connection that had me excited at the possibilities of ‘them;’ then frustrated at all those things that got in the way of the same.

-And yet again, witness how I’m still grinning over how their not so different set up has yielded such an utterly likeable pair. It’s not original: this rich boy/poorer girl divide, but the two of them take that trope and make something else out of it… and make me love them more for doing so! Her with her wit and him all suave, are not too obsessed over that bit.

But things got even cuter with each thing they’d do for the other. It’s obvious that theirs is more than instant attraction (though there’s that too) because there’s a building of something more between them with the both of them seeing the other in some way the object didn’t even consider. They bring out the new in each other and were adorable while at it!

(Seriously, make me stop grinning.)

Readers of all things cute and contemporary, this book's for you

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