Waiting On: The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event brought to you by Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming books we can’t wait to read.
The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
Publication Date: July 2, HarperTeen
Synopsis 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.
I was looking for a book cover with a romantic feel to it for valentine’s week, and isn’t this a pretty one? The synopsis reminds me a little of Pretty in Pink. And isn’t it unusual that the mom wants the daughter to go after the rocker dude? Wonder who else Caymen should be worried about besides Xander?
I really like the eye-catching type treatment, and the way the sun breaks through the cover. Looks like a perfect summer read to me.
What book are you waiting on this week?
Posted on February 12, 2013, in Waiting on Wednesday, Young Adult and tagged Books, HarperTeen, Kasie West, Summer reads, The Distance Between Us, waiting on wednesday, YA Contemporary, Young-adult fiction. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.