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The Distance Between Us

by Kasie West

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | June 24, 2013 | Trade Paperback

The Distance Between Us is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 3.

Seventeen year old Caymen Meyers learned early that the rich are not to be trusted. And after years of studying them from behind the cash register of her mom''s porcelain doll shop, she has seen nothing to prove otherwise. Enter Xander Spence-he''s tall, handsome, and oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and the fact he seems to be 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 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. With so many obstacles standing in their way, can they close the distance to each other?

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 8 × 5.38 × 0.79 in

Published: June 24, 2013

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062235656

ISBN - 13: 9780062235657

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Review from Swept Away By Books The Distance Between Us was an absolutely adorable book. It was a slightly cliched topic but it was so perfectly executed that it totally didn't feel done before. I am currently reading Kasie's other book Pivot Point and I am totally falling in love with her writing style. It's light and fun, but capable of heavier topics. Her characters are so incredibly likable. Caymen, the leading lady of The Distance Between Us is sarcastic and quick witted and I loved reading about her bizarre life working in her mother's china doll shop. The setting is what totally separated this book from other contemporaries for me. Having Caymen work and live above the family Doll shop was totally weird and out of the norm. And I really think that's what contributed to what made Caymen so quirky. Xander too was an awesome character. He was totally swoon worthy and he broke the mold on what Caymen thought the rich were like. He was exactly what she needed. The relationships in The Distance Between Us, from Caymen and her mom, to Caymen and Xander, to Caymen and her best friend Skye were so well fleshed out. I read this book in about 6 hours but that's just because I simply couldn't put it down. It was fun and completely sucked me in. Reading it while lying in the sun was the best way to spend my day!
Date published: 2013-11-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect summer read! Xander Spence lives in a mansion, heir to a massive fortune and has a private jet at his beck and call. Caymen lives in a tiny apartment above their equally tiny doll store. Xander has four luxury sports cars in his disposal. Caymen couldn't even bear to part with her measly $40 for a vintage dress she found at a thrift store. Let me tell you, the great divide between social classes couldn't be more glaring than if the sign hit you in the face. Throw in some haughty socialites and a wealthy family willing to disown an unwed pregnant child and you'll see exactly how both sides live. I've read a book where the writer was very successful in painting the demarkation line between the rich and the poor. It's not only a money thing but it's in the attitude as well. Caymen kept a steady dislike for the rich, but when it comes right down to it, she was more prejudiced against the wealthy than the wealthy ever was. She would explain later that there was a rich but absent father - or a sperm donor, if you will, and how his family bought her mom off in exchange for her silence. There was also a sudden appearance of rich grandparents toward the end that I thought was not so much ill placed but had happened so conveniently that it was almost artificial. Caymen had spend much of her life trying to be the one person her mom could count on. She's a good kid who never gets in trouble. She does well in school, she helps out in their store and she'd do anything her mom asks her to do. She's the perfect kid who's happy on the surface but a mess of wanting and never getting on the inside. She gets by with sarcasm and dry humour for most of her young life. And yet, with all her clever spontaneity she wouldn't say exactly what she was thinking. This is the root of my frustration. She perpetually avoids confrontation and discussion, therefore prolonging and dragging the drama. The philosophy that nothing good could ever come in associating with the rich had been ingrained in her for as long as she could remember. So when Xander walks in to her life, she had to hide him like a dirty secret. This is my other frustration with the book. I understand why she refused to give her mother an added stress but I wanted her to stand up to her. It took forever for her to finally tell her mother that her fear of Caymen turning out to be exactly how she did was unfounded. So why give it a four star rating if all I could do was complain about all the ways Caymen frustrated me? Simple. I enjoyed this book for the most part. It was romantic and funny and the kids here are clever and smart. It's exactly how I like my contemporary read. The romance didn't happen instantaneous but instead in a slow but sweet progression. I love seeing the attraction between characters grow into something deeper than a shallow magnetism. So regardless of a couple of things that bugged me, this book is a perfect summer read. Besides, what could be more swoon-worthy than a boy who can whisk his girl in a private jet?
Date published: 2013-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute and Charmingly Sweet! It was love at first sight when I saw the cover for Kasie West's The Distance Between Us, and after reading the novel, it couldn't be any more perfect. The sun setting in the distance as Caymen and Xander hold hands while leaning against the car creates such a pretty picture. The Distance Between Us is a cute and romantic read that will have you rooting for Caymen and Xander to be together from the very beginning! Caymen may be the unofficial Queen of Sarcasm, but her dry sense of humour is really just a shield to protect herself from getting hurt. For years, Caymen's mother has warned her to stay away from the rich, that they'll only use her until their interest wanes, but Xander Spence slips past all her defenses the day he enters her mother's struggling porcelain-doll shop. Xander is not just wealthy, but outrageously so, as his family owns a very successful hotel empire. He may come from another world, but he's also the only person who has ever really understood her, and it's a feeling that scares her. Despite Caymen's initial impression that Xander was a self-entitled, arrogant person, the more time she spends around him, the more she realizes she couldn't be any more wrong. Yes, he has a very confident personality, but he's also very kind and down-to-earth. Caymen may have been afraid to get too close to him because of their very different backgrounds, but Xander never hesitated to close the distance between them. I really admired his determination to show the sincerity of his feelings and how he tried to help Caymen understand for herself that her life could mean more than constantly working at the doll store. The only fault I found with The Distance Between Us was that the conclusion felt rather abrupt and wrapped up too quickly... but maybe that's because I simply didn't want the book to end! Kasie West has written a charmingly sweet novel I'll be reading again and again in the future. If you're a fan of the contemporary YA genre, I'd highly recommend Kasie West's The Distance Between Us as your next book pick! You can also read this review at: http://midnightbloomreads.blogspot.ca/2013/08/the-distance-between-us-by-kasie-west.html
Date published: 2013-08-03

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The Distance Between Us

by Kasie West

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 8 × 5.38 × 0.79 in

Published: June 24, 2013

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062235656

ISBN - 13: 9780062235657

About the Book

Caymen Meyers learned early not to trust the rich. Enter Xander SpenceNhe's tall, handsome, and wealthy. Despite his charm and the fact that he's one of the first people who actually gets her, she knows his interest won't last. But soon she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she'd ever realized.

From the Publisher

Seventeen year old Caymen Meyers learned early that the rich are not to be trusted. And after years of studying them from behind the cash register of her mom''s porcelain doll shop, she has seen nothing to prove otherwise. Enter Xander Spence-he''s tall, handsome, and oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and the fact he seems to be 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 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. With so many obstacles standing in their way, can they close the distance to each other?

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