Summary from GoodReads:
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.
You guys, I have been so excited for The Distance Between Us to be released! From the moment I heard about it, I knew that I would like this book. And I was right. This is such a cute, perfect summer read.
First off, the main character, Caymen (seriously ridiculous name) is awesome. I love her humor, and she always has a witty comeback at the tip of her tongue. But besides her wittiness, I could relate to her responsible nature being an extremely responsible person myself. I was a little nervous that she would be really stuck in her ways about the wealthier people she meets, because her mom has constantly been harsh on the haves. But she wasn’t, and I loved that. I mean, she was a little more wary, certainly, but she didn’t automatically assume they were all jerkwads.
And although Xander is into preppy clothes (seriously, he wears loafs sans socks at seventeen years of age), I kind of liked him. He’s very sweet, and I like his perserverance in persuing Caymen. Xander also was able to understand Caymen, and understand when she was really upset with things, even if she didn’t say anything. And the whole pre-sipped beverage (although I would be really grossed out if someone did that to me – I won’t even share a drink with my mother) was totally adorable.
This is a quick read, and it was paced really well. I wasn’t bored at all, and thought the book just the right length. I practically read it in one sitting. I do wish that we got a little more information at the end. There were a few things left unresolved, and I want to know what happened in regards to a few things. But those are my only complaints.
The Distance Between Us was exactly what I was looking for, and it met all my expectations! I highly recommend this if you are looking for something lighter, sweeter, and adorable for Summer.