Spencer’s Corner~The Distance Between Us

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The Distance Between US
Synopsis: 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.

Review: I have really been enjoying the contemporary romance genre recently so I thought this would be perfect. This book follows Caymen as she meets a strange teenage boy who comes into her mom’s doll shop. She soon begins to try and imagine her life as something more than what it is. I really enjoyed this book, I did however find the character Mason to be super irritating. He has probably been added to my list of most annoying book characters. I thought the story was a bit farfetched but in this genre who cares, it is all about just young adult romance. I will be reading her other series and stand-alone novels. I am very excited to start her Pivot Point series. I loved her writing style and how Caymen was very sarcastic and had dry humor. That is usually the humor I like better. The characters in this book very incredibly likeable, which is always a good thing, I will most likely read this book again if I am ever in a reading slump and I need something fast and enjoyable to get me out of it. I will be reading the rest of this author’s novels to see how they compare to this one. This is a great book to read while you are just looking for something fast or something that you don’t have to think intensely about. I need these kind of books every once in a while to give myself a little bit of a break. I would recommend this book to people who like contemporary romance and young adult novels. I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

About the Author: I write YA. I eat Junior Mints. Sometimes I go crazy and do both at the same time. My novels, published through Harper Teen are: PIVOT POINT, its sequel SPLIT SECOND (Feb 2014), and THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US (a contemporary novel). I also have two more contemporaries, ON THE FENCE coming out July 1, 2014, and THE FILL-IN BOYFRIEND coming out the summer of 2015. My agent is the talented and funny Michelle Wolfson.


  1. Maryann D. says

    I do like fast reading and interesting books like this. It would be nice reading for the summer

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