The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
In The Distance between Us, we meet Caymen, a young girl who is helping her mom out in their doll store. They were barely meeting ends meet with the shop and things were not great. They served mostly the rich halves of the small beach town they lived in and did nor really like them. Caymen had an assumption of all the rich people based on some of the things she learned from her mom and relations with some of the customers through the years.
One day she met Xander who came into the store and they formed an awkward friendship. They both found out that they wanted to figure out what in life they really wanted apart from the expectations that their families have set. Both teens embark on this journey by spending time in different career fields, been teenagers and realizing how different yet intertwined their lives really was and just how small the distance between both of their lives was.
Caymen was a great character. She was “exceptionally sarcastic”, witty, and just a girl many can relate to. Xander was a fav with his quiet confident. I liked their characters a lot. The banter between the both of them was always smooth.
The Distance between Us was a great read. I read it within a few hours because it was fast paced and easy to read.
The subplot was not the best because it seemed just okay, with no real climax. Of course since this was a book to show class difference and limits, the rich lifestyle was over the top for me and I absolutely got Caymen attitude whenever it was in her face.
I enjoyed the writing and the characters made up for that.
If you haven’t checked out the book, pick up your copy or borrow it from the library like I did!
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