The Distance Between Us (Anglais) Broché – 2 juillet 2013
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“An antidote to dystopian and post–apocalyptic fiction, this Cinderella story is sweet and hopeful.” (Kirkus Reviews)
The charming story is beautifully written, and the characters are well developed.…West’s novel is sweet and captivating. (School Library Journal)
Praise for PIVOT POINT “An expertly plotted, deliciously clever story.” (Kiersten White, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of PARANORMALCY)
Praise for PIVOT POINT: “West has created an intricately woven story of two possible futures. This debut novel…is a welcome change.” (School Library Journal)
Praise for PIVOT POINT: “PIVOT POINT is at once tense and romantic, challenging and engaging. It’s a truly remarkable debut.” (Robison Wells, author of VARIANT)
Praise for PIVOT POINT: “West’s debut showcases riveting storytelling.” (Kirkus Reviews)
Praise for PIVOT POINT: “With superb storytelling, a masterful blend of paranormal and normal, a helping of wit and humor, and a mouthwatering romance, PIVOT POINT is one of the most delicious books I’ve read.” (Elana Johnson, author of POSSESSION)
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Money can't buy a good first impression.
Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers learned early that the rich are not to be trusted. And after years of studying them from behind the cash register of her mom's porcelain-doll shop, she has seen nothing to prove otherwise. Enter Xander Spence—he's tall, handsome, and oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and the fact that he seems to be 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 just when Xander's loyalty and attentiveness 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. With so many obstacles standing in their way, can she close the distance between them?
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Bref, une histoire pas si légère que ça mais écrite d'une belle manière, des personnages attachants (tous autant qu'ils sont) et un humour dévastateur. La recette parfaite.
Il se lit très facilement en anglais, n'hésitez pas si c'est le facteur qui vous retient ! :)
Quand à ce libre...c'est un vrai petit bijoux! Une histoire adorable, mignonne, légère, facile à lire, on se perd dans l'histoire mais dans le bon sens du terme!
Caymen (l'héroïne), est facile à aimer et on comprend ses motivations, ses craintes, ses espoirs. ..
Ce livre est fait pour l'été, a lire au bord dune piscine ou même dans son canapé avec fenêtre ouverte et air frais. Ça vous colle un sourire aux lèvres, et vous réchauffe le coeur. On ne veut pas quitter les personnages et on en veut plus! La romance est douce et prenante et on ne s'ennuie jamais! Je le recommande à ceux qui aiment les histoires romantiques, fraîches et avec des happy end!
Et je suis tombée amoureuse de la couverture !!!
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To figure out if you would enjoy The Distance Between Us, ask yourself if you like the following things: Pretty in Pink and The Gilmore Girls. If you answered yes to one or both, then you should probably make reading this book a priority. If you haven't seen them, then you should probably rectify that AND THEN read this book. If you don't like either one, well, GOOD DAY SIR.
Caymen, whose name is never explained, which is to me the biggest flaw of the book, is my girl. Seriously, she is acerbic and sarcastic like you would not even believe. I imagine that some readers will be rubbed the wrong way by her attitude, but it was like coming home. People never know if she's serious or joking, because she always says things with a straight face. Also, she cannot resist answering a stupid question with an especially sarcastic response, and, oh, how I love her for it.
Here's where things get quirky. Caymen works in a doll store, owned by her mother. Dolls and More barely pays the bills, and Caymen has been raised to hate the privileged, like the man who left her mother. As such, Caymen is disgusted when this obviously rich guy comes into the store and beckons to her, as he talks on the phone. His outfit alone would probably pay expenses for her and her mom for a month. He also happens to be kind of cute, but, ugh, so stuch up and rich.
Of course, that's not all there is to it, because cute, rich boy (Xander) comes back. The relationship between these two is super sweet, especially because all of their problems coming together are really internal aside from her mom being iffy on her dating a rich boy. However, otherwise, the only obstacle really is Caymen's trust issues, which are pretty mighty. Xander definitely becomes a candidate for best book boyfriends, because he is so considerate, doesn't overreact, and apologizes when he's been out of line. There's a lot of bonding and banter here, and, though they do get serious, it feels real and not like forever love; maybe it will last and maybe it won't.
Social classes and economic disparity are central to The Distance Between Us, which is pretty great. Caymen's poor, like shops at thrift stores because she has to poor. There's an incredibly adorable moment where Caymen takes Xander there because his clothes are too nice for a particular outing. The treatment of some of it's a bit idealized, since most of the discomfort about her economic status comes from her. However, Caymen does have some insulting friends, like the ones that show up in Pretty in Pink. Anyway, I really appreciate that West chose a heroine who's not in the upper or middle classes.
On top of that, West, like in Pivot Point, does a fantastic job building out the supporting cast. There's a healthy female best friendship depicted between Caymen and Skye, who couldn't be more different, but love and support each other endlessly. Skye's boyfriend, Henry, who initially is kind of weird and didn't mesh with Caymen or me, turns out to be a sweetie and hilarious. Xander and Caymen's families both are well built as well. I love that West doesn't skimp out on the supporting cast. I love it so much.
When you find yourself in need of a fluffy, happy-making read, look no further than The Distance Between Us. With well-developed characters, snappy dialogue and abundant humor, Kasie West's novels are must reads for me.
This is seriously one of the cutest stories I have read in a long time. I have been on a big reading kick recently, but its been months since a book has sucked me into it so much when it came to just the whole romance aspect of it. I held my breath most of the time wishing for them to just get it together.
Caymen is very very sarcastic, or as she says, exceptionally sarcastic. Everything out of her mouth is something sarcastic. Sometimes she even uses that to change the subject from things she doesn't want to talk about. She is very stressed out trying to figure out what she wants to do with her future when she feels that she has no choice but to help her mom run the store. She struggles throughout the whole book just trying to figure out who she really is and what she wants out her life. As well as who she wants to be in her life.
Xander seems like a wonderful guy. He comes across as arrogant at first, but money can make that impression. What I like about Xander is he uses his family's money to help others that are less fortunate. He has a really kind heart and doesn't care whether someone has money or not. He likes people for who they are. It makes him very likable. Even when you are not sure what is going on, you still have this feeling in your gut that he hasn't done anything wrong.
The story follows Caymen throughout it, and it lets you know what is going on within her head. She is so stubborn and instead of facing things straight on she tends to try to run from them. She has to learn the hard way that things will turn out alright no matter what, so just do what you can to make yourself happy.
I like how it shows that even people with money and those that don't can always find a way. Not everyone has to be rich to find someone they care about. And not all rich people are trying to find someone that is poor for sympathy. I loved the message within the book.
The romance in this book is adorable. Not just for Caymen and Xander, but her best friend Skye and Henry as well. You get to follow them quite a bit throughout the story. It is so cute.
I think anyone out there could like this book, even those that aren't big fans of contemporary. This book has a good message behind it and the romance was so sweet within it. Definitely worth a read for anyone. I loved it!!
Caymen and her mother barely skimp by, running a tourist shop in their town. Xander is a wealthy teen, new to the area, who is set to inherit the family business and is frequently on the front page of magazines. Due to past circumstances, Caymen and her mother are wary of getting involved with anyone with money, but that doesn't Caymen's feelings from doing what they will.
This book wasn't quite as cute and mushy as P.S. I Like You, but that didn't stop me from finishing the book in a day. It was a good fluff read, if predictable.
I would give this book a 3 out of 5. It was a good fluffy romance. There are better, but this one wasn't half bad.
I loved the voice of the main character Cayman. She has a dry wit and uses sarcasm and humor as her shield and defense mechanisms. She has been raised by her single mom who was abandoned by a wealthy guy the minute she found out she was pregnant. This mom was "disowned" by her parents and left very bitter, especially towards anyone with money. Cayman was raised around this class bias her entire life. She even agrees by default until a guy named Xander enters her life. Now she has to decide if there really is more to him than what she has always been led to expect from someone from money or if he is just playing around with her. On top of all of this she is trying to decide whether to follow her own heart into a a career she loves or loyalty to her Mom in helping out with her mom's flailing business.
Xander is a very interesting character. We see him through Cayman's eyes so it is hard to always know his intentions though there are things that are much more apparent to the reader than to Cayman. I enjoyed his character a lot. He is not written as a "perfect" boy. He could be quite ignorant of the way other people live due to his life of privilege. I found him to be very realistic to a guy who was raised the way he was. He also is feeling suffocated by his father's expectations to replace him in his family's business and is at the point in his life where he pushes back against this. It was done in a way that a boy of 17 really would do- with all the attitude you'd expect out of a teenager. Especially one that actually was a lot like the dad he was trying to rebel against being like.
**warning**- slight spoilers here. Skip to paragraph below if you want to avoid it- Ultimately I fell for Xander right alongside Cayman. He wasn't perfect but he was pretty darn awesome. He wanted to grow. I loved how Cayman would call him on stuff and he'd let her. I don't think anyone else but she could have opened his eyes that way. Xander would also call Cayman out on things which is part of what I think made them work as a couple. Together they were both able to grow as people to became something much more than either was on their own. I also was glad to see the growth in Cayman, including her making her own assessments of people based on who they were rather than what/where they came from.
I also enjoyed some of the side characters. Side characters are really hard to write in a way where they have enough presence to feel 3 dimensional while not overtaking the story. The side characters were well done here and there are several I'd enjoy reading more about.
There are some issues lightly touched on such as class biases, pride, stubbornness and prejudices. All of this wrapped up with the romantic story that I really enjoyed. All in all it made for a great read. This author is definitely on my radar now and I am looking forward to reading more by her