Review: ‘The Distance Between Us’ by Kasie West

Review: ‘The Distance Between Us’ by Kasie WestThe Distance Between Us by Kasie West
Published by HarperTeen on July 2nd, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 312
Format: Paperback
Source: gift
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.

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Sam is your average teenage girl who works for her mother in their little doll shop. When a rich boy comes in and they start to get to know one another, Sam starts to question herself whether or not he’s the best fit for her. But trying to keep away from someone you’re attracted to is easier said than done.


The personalities of the main two characters were the starring roles in the book. They made it all the more memorable than I could ever hope for. Sam is one of the most sarcastic and wittiest characters around. I could not stop laughing at some of the things she would say. She is your classic teenager with a normal job but she has the dry sense of humour you find in sitcom TV shows. And even though Xander starts out as your typical rich boy, there’s always something more profound and deep about his personality than what you first see. But the story? The story is your typical rom com movie plot, but it works so well that you don’t even mind. It’s one of the cutest stories about different lifestyles I’ve read this year.


Pick this one up if you’re looking for a cute romance with a side of witty! Kasie West has me gobbling up all her contemporary romances.



I’m guessing tonight you’re going to be madly in love with him because he’s about to go all rock star on you. (47)
Feelings can be the most costly thing in the universe. (78)
Maybe you should let yourself fail at something. Fail hard. Then you won’t be scared anymore. (118)

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  1. The Cover Contessa

    December 16, 2015 at 7:54 AM

    I really enjoyed this one. Out of all the books in this “series” this is the one I like the most. Great review!
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    • giselle

      January 4, 2016 at 2:13 PM

      I loved it too! Haven’t read her other contemporary reads except ON THE FENCE. Didn’t like it as much as this one though

  2. Priscilla

    December 14, 2015 at 8:41 PM

    This book sounds so cute! I’m in a bit of reading slump and The Distance Between Us sounds perfect 🙂

  3. Ashley @ Ashleyz Wonderland

    December 14, 2015 at 4:54 PM

    Sounds like a really cute story. I’ll have to add it to my TBR.
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  4. Sophia Rose

    December 14, 2015 at 2:50 PM

    Oh good! I’m glad it was cute. I’ve got it on my list.
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  5. Carina Olsen

    December 14, 2015 at 1:31 PM

    I’m so curious about this book. Yet not my genre, so probably never reading it, lol 🙂 But ah, I’m so glad that you liked it so much sweetie 😀 Yay! Your review is awesome. Thank you for sharing. <3
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