Genre: YA Contemporary
Page Length: 312 Pages
Publication Date: July 2nd, 2013
Publisher: Harper Teen
Source: Finished copy via library
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.
I had to overcome my fear of contemporaries, and I thought The Distance Between Us would be a great start! I ended up absolutely loving this book. Many thanks to the amazing Montana from The Book Belles who recommended this book to me!!
What made this book so great was the characters. They were all so descriptive and interesting and fun. I could relate to them, I respected them, I admired them. Even the secondary characters were enjoyable and had levels of depth.
The plot was simple yet sweet and cute at the same time. The writing was sincere and lovely. I ate this book up! I didn't want it to end. The pacing was great, never a down moment.
The romance was adorable. I can't count the number of times a grin spread across my face while reading this book. The Distance Between Us focuses on the romance, and it's done so well. I love how Xander and Caymen's relationship grows and develops. Perfectly timed, perfectly executed.
If you're in the mood for a cute read that will leave you in a happy-high then I highly recommend this for you!