The Friday 56: The Distance Between Us

The Friday 56The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join us every Friday and share an excerpt from a book you’ve been reading.


*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.

**Be sure to leave a link to your Friday 56 post in the comments!**

“You have no idea how many nightmares a porcelain doll store can fuel. I have been murdered in a variety of ways by angelic-looking dolls over the years.”

This week I am featuring Kasie West’s The Distance Between Us. She’s an incredibly popular contemporary author that I finally decide to pick up this year. Her books are really fun and light, and while I think her book On the Fence is her best, this one is still a perfect book to pick up for summer. You can read my full review of this one here. Cover is linked to Goodreads.

Goodreads 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.”

26 thoughts on “The Friday 56: The Distance Between Us

  1. The quote you’ve chosen to feature is funny and creepy somehow. Porcelain dolls. Voodoo dolls. Dolls are just scary! My cousin in Texas use to collect barbies. It’s the strangest thing walking into her home and having all these Mona Lisa-like stares following you. O_o I enjoy contemporary novels once in a while. Next time I’m in the mood, I’ll make sure to check out Kasie West’s On the Fence. Thanks Alicia!

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    1. Yes, it’s a really creepy quote. That sounds so scary, I would not want to spend more than a minute in a place with so many dolls. I had this creepy doll as a kid that had this unnerving grin. I ended up storing it in the garage and my cousins and I would always joke that it looked like Chucky. Still gives me the heebie-jeebies. Yes, On the Fence was awesome. I have a review of it going up on Sunday, I think. Thanks for commenting, Lonna!


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