The Distance Between Us - Kasie West

I've been interested in this book for a while now, but I started it on a whim (out of all the other books I've been contemplating reading).  So far, I love it.


I loved Kasie West's Pivot Point a lot, so I've been paying special attention to other books she's written.  The Distance Between Us has been sitting firm on my radar for some time now, but with so many other books that keep drawing my attention, it's not easy to get around to everything.  If I could stop time so that I could catch up with all the books I've missed from the past few years, that would be awesome.


Only four chapters into this book and I already have a feeling I'm going to like what's to come.  Caymen is my type of girl: sarcastic, prickly, with enough stubborn pride in her to create those human flaws that we all relate with easily.  



My mom calls it dry humor.  I think that means "not funny," but it also means I'm the only one who ever knows it's a joke.


(Me:  I can totally relate.  At least with that last part where I'm the only one who ever gets my own stupid, corny humor.  It's a sad, sad life I lead, really.)



Also, I'm already picking up that "I must read the next chapter NOW" vibe.  I had to forcefully make myself turn OFF the Kindle and go to sleep.


I haven't pinned down Xander yet, but I hope he doesn't turn into a typical YA male.


And I'm getting strange vibes from Caymen's best friend's boyfriend.  I'm also getting strange vibes from Caymen's mom.  Yeah.  If anything, I'm sure the curiosity of the direction this story is taking is enough to hook me.


Finally, I'm a sucker for mother-daughter relationships:


"You know I appreciate you, right?"


I shrug.  "It's no big deal."


"It is to me.  I don't know what I'd do without you."


"I think you'd own lots of cats."


"Really?  You think I'd be a cat lady?"


I nod slowly.  "Yeah.  That or nutcrackers."


"What?  Nutcrackers?  I don't even like nuts."


"You don't have to like nuts to own lots of wide-mouthed wooden dolls."


A cute exchange that shows the nonsensical humor of Caymen.  Oh yeah.  I think I'm going to love her!