The Distance Between Us

The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
Kasie West
Star Rating
Reviewer's Rating
Feb 27, 2023

This book is so sweet. I love how the main character’s perspective changes
throughout the book, and she’s got an amazing attitude. The characters are
great, the writing is great, everything is great!

This book follows main character Caymen Meyers, who works in her family’s
porcelain doll shop. All her life she’s observed the rich who walk in the
shop’s door, looking for an expensive doll. And if she’s learned anything, it’s
that the rich tend to have a short attention span.

“A lot of people don’t get my humor. My mom calls it dry humor. I think
that means “not funny,” but it also means I’m the only one who ever
knows it’s a joke.”
― Kasie West, The Distance Between Us

When Caymen meets Xander Spence, at first she’s suspicious. She assumes
his interest in her will soon vanish, but when it doesn’t, she starts to wonder
if she has been wrong. Xander actually cares, and he actually seems to get
her. Maybe being rich isn’t a person’s whole personality...

Xander and Caymen start to get to know each other more throughout the
book, going on many different adventures. They get a closer look at the other
person’s life, family, and interests. They overcome challenges, statuses, and
everything that tries to step between them.

“Is that your subtle way of saying you missed me last week?"
"I've missed my hot chocolate. I just think of you as the guy who brings it
to me. Sometimes I forget your name and call you hot chocolate guy.”
― Kasie West, The Distance Between Us

In The Distance Between Us, Caymen’s mom has influenced her opinion her
whole life. That the rich are careless, snobby people who want nothing to do
with people like them. They’re nice, but they have no intention of becoming
anything more than acquaintances. So when Caymen gets to know Xander, it
really opens her eyes to how narrow minded it was to assume that just
because someone has money means they’re bad people. And because her
mother believes this, she hides her relationship with Xander from her mother
for almost the whole book.

Overall, I definitely would recommend The Distance Between Us. One of my
favorite parts of the book is Caymen’s dry humor, it’s just an amazing touch.
So while I wouldn’t quite say this is one of my favorite books ever, it is
definitely very good! Enjoy!

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