The Distance Between Us by Kasie West: REVIEW


The Details:

Book: The Distance Between Us

Author: Kasie West

Published: HarperTeen

Pages: 312

Read: September 28th, 2015

Rating: 5/5 Stars


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.


This book was amazing, I can’t believe how quickly I devoured it! If you thought you liked ‘On the fence’ by Kasie West, then you are going to absolutely love this one!

The characters in this novel are what sells you before anything else. Caymen Meyers is our protagonist, the sarcastic, humorous, and freakishly relatable 17 year old that I just loved! I completely fell into the world/mind of Caymen from the very first sentence.

Our love interest, Xander Spence is the perfect mix of everything I could want in a male character! The relationship between the two characters was just so alluring and had some of the best dialogue I’ve ever read, mainly due to the hilarity, sarcastic comments, and little ‘inside jokes’ that we kept coming back to throughout the novel.

Kasie West simply blew me away with her incredible skills in writing and the way she weaves words and sentences to make one big beautiful story. The writing was one of the best parts of this book, West created such vivid and interesting characters each with a story of their own that had me enthralled.

I was sucked in the entire time just needing to know what would happen next, which can be rare for a contemporary. This book gives you a serious case of the ‘just one more chapter’ problem, but I have no regrets whatsoever!

I’d recommend this book to everyone, it was beautiful, hilarious, gave you all the feels and was simply just a feel good, laugh out loud book with some deep meaning. Do yourselves a favour and read this book!

Yeah that’s it,

Kate 🙂


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