Book: The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
Genre: YA Contemporary
From: Bought at LTUE a few months ago
Short Synopsis: There's a girl who works in a doll shop with her mom. One day a boy comes in to buy a doll for his grandma. They meet. The girl is attracted, but she can tell the boy is rich. This does not sit well with her because she and her mom have decided to have nothing to do with the rich people in the area. But the boy starts coming around and he is irresistible. And then, of course, things get complicated, as they always do and the girl has to decide how important he really is to her.
My Response: This book is a perfect example of the kind of YA contemporary story that I love. And as is always the case, it's hard to articulate why. There's lots of banter, which as we know, is always fun. There's real believable problems that aren't so over the top as to make me roll my eyes. And for me as I try to learn this writing thing, watching how she created such fun, vulnerable and awesome character was especially rewarding. Basically, this is the sort of book I want to write some day.
Bottom Line: I loved it!
Let's Talk About It: What do you think of the stereotypes of rich people? Are rich people generally that bad? Are they always spoiled and snotty and unfeeling? You know, I seriously hope not!
The Distance Between Us is a cute quickie book that was JUST what I needed to end a reading slump. From Anna Reads
GUYS! I have found that Kasie West is a master of romance and relationships and writing. At least that is the highly scientific conclusion I have come to as a result of reading all her books in like 3 days. From Good Books and Good Wine
Once I started this story, I knew it was over for me. It was exactly what I needed. From Books With Bite
It's a light, romantic read with a appealingly snarky MC (who works and lives in a CREEPY DOLL SHOP) and a swoon-worthy boy - exactly what I needed as a respite from all my doom and gloom reading. From Presenting Lenore