Mini-Review Monday – THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US by Kasie West

February 17, 2014 2 Star Reviews, General, Mini-Review Monday, Reviews 2 ★★

Mini-Review Monday – THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US by Kasie WestThe Distance Between Us by Kasie West
Published by Harper Teen on July 2, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Pages: 320
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Money can't buy a good first impression.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 that 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 loyalty and attentiveness 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 she close the distance between them?



Yet another YA contemporary that isn’t quite me.  While I’ve enjoyed stepping out of my reading comfort zone, this wasn’t one of those instances.  I read some good reviews (and some lackluster ones) about THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US and I decided to give it a go.  My verdict?  Meh.  The plot is typical rich boy and poor girl, the typical unbelievable triangle where one person is the obvious love interest and the other one is thrown in for false conflict and misunderstanding, and right when you think it can’t work, there’s a twist that makes the story feel more Cinderella than anything that will happen in real life.  My overall feeling for this book is that it was superficial.  Was I entertained?  Yes, but not in a lasting, memorable way.  Meh.  2 Howls!



About Kasie West

I write YA. I eat Junior Mints. Sometimes I go crazy and do both at the same time. My novels, published through Harper Teen are: PIVOT POINT, its sequel SPLIT SECOND (Feb 2014), and THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US (a contemporary novel). I also have two more contemporaries, ON THE FENCE coming out July 1, 2014, and THE FILL-IN BOYFRIEND coming out the summer of 2015. My agent is the talented and funny Michelle Wolfson.

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