Review: The Distance Between Us

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.

The Distance Between Us is a classic tale of average (on the verge of struggling) meets rich when Caymen meets Xander in her mom’s doll shop.  Due to her mother’s disdain for the rich lifestyle, Caymen views the rich similarly, though there is something about Xander that she cannot let go of.  Soon the two begin hanging out and Caymen learns more about herself, and her past, and well… you can’t help who you fall in love with, can you?

This book is a very light and cute read.  For myself, it was easy to kind of relate to Caymen’s character and the relationship she has with her mom as well as the struggles her and her mom go through.  Though the only difference is that my mother is as sarcastic as I am… that’s where I got it from!

I think what I enjoyed most was the sarcastic banter between the characters.  It helped to lighten up parts of the story and just made it fun to read.  But overall, I would say this is more like a book that I’d read once, and that’s it.  It wasn’t anything that really sticks with me, but I definitely would recommend this book if you’re looking for a light read!

Rating: 4/5 stars

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