Title: The Distance Between Us
Author: Kasie West
Published: Harper Teen
Dolls, A future for Caymen looks very....porcelain.
Caymen is on her last year of high school and because of her mother's doll store she not only has no social life but she also doesn't really plan on going to college until a after she graduates. Even if she did go to college what would she study? Caymen know her mother wants her to take over the store but Caymen wants something more. Even though the doll store is her mother's dream it doesn't nothing but suck money from their already low income. Just keeping the bill collectors at bay is quickly becoming harder and harder to the point where Caymen wonders how long before they are actually homeless.
Xander Spence has it all, a large house,cars,designer clothing, both parents and grandparents that love him...Xander has a future...
Xander came to the doll store to pick up a gift for his cousin. A simple in and out job really, walk in get the doll and leave. He wasn't expecting to see a beautiful girl working the counter. Caymen is not only good looking but she has a great sense of humor that she isn't afraid of showing people with her witty sarcastic remarks. By the end of the errand that was only supposed to take a few minutes Xander can't get Caymen Meyers out of his head.
Caymen likes Xander more than she would like to admit but there is one thing that poses a problem, Xander is rich. If Caymen knows anything is that her mother hates rich people. Ever since her father left her mom to fend for herself while she was pregnant with Caymen she has hated the rich. Caymen's father's family was rich and even gave her mother hush money which was then used to start the doll store but surely all wealthy people can't be like that right? How is Caymen going to tell her mother that she is slowly falling for the guy she met in the doll store.
With so many obstacles standing in their way, can she close the distance between them?
Thoughts: I was a bit thrown off by the beginning of this book and I almost stopped reading it but I told myself that it couldn't be that bad so I continued to read and yes it got better! I almost stopped reading because in the beginning Caymen and her mother seemed EXTREMELY judgmental which upset me a bit and almost turned me away from the book. I was glad that I continued to read it though because slowly the judgmentalness became almost unnoticeable with the help from Caymen's sarcastic remarks which were so funny. In the end I liked how things played out and I kind of wish that there was more to the story because there were a lot of things left unsaid.
Quote: "Make this all a dream that I can wake up from tomorrow."
Songs That Remind Me Of The Book