Book Review: “The Distance Between Us” by Kasie West | Spoiler-Free

Hello! So today we will briefly be discussing this amazing contemporary. This was just what I needed. I am sure you all have been made aware of my terrible reading slump. And I am nearly over it by now. This book significantly improved my chances of completely getting over the slump. What I wanted to read was a nice, easy to read contemporary and that is exactly what this was. I finished it in like one sitting. But let’s get into the review!

Synopsis:

“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:

I really enjoyed this book. It was cute and funny, but also very heartbreaking at moments. It took a common story cliche (rich guy falls for poor girl) and made it original, which I really appreciated. I loved the various themes we saw throughout the story, like friendship and lies and trust. They all really worked well with the story. I loved how we got to see where her mom really comes from and there was a meeting, which I am so glad happened. I am hugely glad that this was not under any circumstances instalove. The relationship developed at a reasonable pace and it really seemed realistic. There were highs and lows, as there are with every relationship, and I really appreciated that “real” factor. Overall, this book was fantastic and it was just what I needed. I really needed to take a break from fantasy and this satisfied that need. I highly, highly recommend this book and I am excited to read more from Kasie West.

9
5/5 hearts

And that is going to be it for this review today. You all should tell me down in the comments whether you liked or had problems with this book if you have read it. I would love to know. Thank you all so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time.

Love You All to Luna and Back,

Allie

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