THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US

coming July 2, 2013

Pretty in Pink meets Pride and Prejudice


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 charm and the fact that he's one of the first people who actually gets her, Caymen's smart enough to know his interest won't last. 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. With so many obstacles standing in their way, can she close the distance between them?

"The Distance Between Us shines! This book is rich with sparkling dialogue, clever wit and a sweet romance!" -- Daisy Whitney, author of The Mockingbirds and When You Were Here


The sales announcement:

June 6, 2012
Children's:
Young Adult 
Kasie West's THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, a humorous love story about a girl who has her lifelong disdain of the wealthy challenged by the son of a hotel mogul, whose attention and loyalty almost convince her that being rich isn't a character flaw, until she finds out that money is a bigger part of their relationship than she realized, to Sarah Landis at Harper Teen, in a very nice deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in Fall 2013, by Michelle Wolfson at Wolfson Literary Agency (World English).
Translation: Taryn Fagerness Agency

107 comments:

  1. I finished reading this and I loved it. I know it's too soon to ask but would you consider writing a novella from Xander's POV?

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    1. I enjoyed your book it was awesome! I would just like to add that you kind of left us hanging! It was a great book though! Is there going to be a sequel because if there is I would like to know right away? Thank you for your time and please write me back as soon as possible!

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    2. I agree...a sequel please.....

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    3. Please make a sequel to this book! I enjoyed it very much and I admire your creativity with the characters!!!!

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    4. I read The Distance Between Us to many times to count. I loved how you featured them very briefly in On The Fence. Please, please, please write a squeal to Thr Distance Between Us, many people would love it. I know I wouldπŸ˜„

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    5. I REALLY WANT TO READ MORE!! When i finished this book i felt uptight that it was over, please tell me you are going to do book 2!!! And what happens to Mason and the other characters?

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    6. I LOVE IT!!!!!! <3 PLEASE write a sequel!!!!

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  2. I really enjoyed this story. I admire Caymen's wit and Xander's finess. I love how they compliment each other and appreciate how they "got" each other. I really ejoyed watching them fall in love. In some ways I really want to see what happens as their relationship progress, with a sequel, and in other ways I hope it stays just this way. It's a wonderful and fabulous story either way. Excellent story Ms. West.

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    1. Exactly i fell the same way but i want a second book like a sequel

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    2. I would read the sequel for SURE. You have to make one! It's amazing! Everyone must read this!

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  3. Oh, my goodness. This is, like, the BEST book ever. You HAVE to read this.

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  4. Does this have a sequel??? i hope it does!!!

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    1. dear Mrs. Kasie West I rally enjoyed the distance between us and I loved reading each and everyday ,how they fell in love please consider doing a sequel you fans and I totally agree

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    2. i just finished reading this book today and i absolutley LOVED it. i could not put it down. please consider writing a sequel. it was amazing. believe it or not, this book kind of made me realize things in a certain situation i'm going through. i ship caymen and xander lol. i honestly think a sequel would be great because we have so many unanswered questions. what happens to the doll store? caymen's mom? please make a sequel to answer these questions. it's what your fans want. thank you for writing such an amaing book!

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    3. i ship Xaymen!!!!!!!!!! i loved this book and i really want a sequel with all the same characters. I cant imagine life without a second one to this amazing and beautiful book ( ok, maybe i was over exaderating a little.. but i would hate it if you didnt write a second one)

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    4. I really loved this book, and I would definitely read a sequel to "The Distance Between Us". I am definitely recommending this book to my friends. Am I'm sure that they would also love a sequel to "The Distance Between Us".

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    5. please make a sequel! i couldnt put this book down at all! ive already read it twice because its so good!

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    6. Please make a sequel this is the best book ever.

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  5. please can there be a sequel to this i absolutely loved it!!

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    1. IKR!! This is MY NUMBER ONE ABSOLUTLEY FAVORITE BOOK IN THE WHOLLLLEEEEE ENTIRE WORLD! im IN LOVE with this book! <3

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    2. Pleaseeeeeeeeeee Kasie! You have to make a sequel! it's, like, one of the best books ever!!

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    3. im in love with this book 2!! @Samantha Lin
      but i want another book to come like, for example idk "The Distance Between Us 2" idk but i love it!!

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    4. Oh, my gosh, yasss! It should be one of those book series that becomes a movie series.

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    5. yes @Gracie Aidoo... i totaly agree that they should make a movie out of this wonderful book... Obviously it wouldnt be as good as the book though... :)

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    6. It could be called "the love between us" but I absolutely love this book, I wish there is a sequel

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  6. I had written a big comment, but it erased.. So, now, fast.
    I read your book. I love it. You gotta write more. Please. 4 or 5 books. Kidding. But, please write more of the story! You cant just leave us all with the doubt!

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    1. i know right!! 4 or 5 sounds good though xD i would love to read all of them

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    2. OMG yes i would love u forever if u made a sequel

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  7. Thanks, everyone! You're all so sweet. This thread makes me happy. I have no plans for a sequel as of now, but who knows....

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    1. Please please please! You're like my favorite author ever! I'm dying to know what happens with Xander and Caymen and her mom!! AAAAAHH!

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    2. Please I need more too what happens to caymen and xander her mom is she going to meet her dad? Does she go to college please give me more I really want to know what happens next in this bookespecially with her dad I meanif his parents paid her mom off then maybe he thought she had an abortion or somethingI don't know I would just love to know more about what happens next you have to make another book please

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    3. Please make more to these story im a sucker for this type of book and being a teen is probably why I like it pretty please make another book to these one

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    4. i agree with you all of you!! im just dying inside to see what happens to them xD Plz make more of the story

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    5. Please make a sequel! I really want to know if she finds her dad and what happens to her and Xander's relationship as it progresses.

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    6. Are you planning or at least thinking about writing a sequel!?I would love it if u do!I finished it in about a day and a half and i can't get the story out of my head.its adorable!please consider it and I hope u really my comment!

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    7. Thank you for writing The Distance Between Us. I read all of it on November 14, 2014. I read my favorite parts on November 15, 2014. Yesterday, November 16, 2014, I reread the whole book. With exceptions of skipping a few parts. That's how much I love that book.

      In my opinion there should be a second book, called Our Trip, or something like that. Caymen and Xander should be just about out of college. They go on a trip to find her father. Her father says he regrets everything he had done. He should go back California with Xander and Caymen, try to persuade Susan to fall back in love with him again. Caymen and Xander should get married, have a child, then own a dog to prove that Caymen has overcome her fear!

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    8. AND a third book, if you do decide to write a second book, of different parts from both books from Alexander's point of view!

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    9. oh please please please do i loved it so much and there is so much that we need to find out about like her dad and Xander and Caymen should go get married.... omg i just want this to happen.... please.... You are and amazing writer and im adicted to this book and i really want there to be a few more

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    10. PLEASE!! IDEA: CAYMEN TRIES TO FIND HER DAD; XANDER TAGS ALONG, AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP HAS ISSUES... THATS WHY CAYMEN AND XANDER WASN'T IN ON THE FENCE MUCH, BECAUSE THEY WERE ON A TRIP TO FIND CAYMAN'S FATHER... YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO THIS IDEA BUT I SUGGEST; NO I NEEDDD YOU TO DO ANOTHER SEQUEL!!!

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    11. Please make a sequel 😊😊😊😊😊

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    12. Please .. make a sequel. I want to read more of Xander n Caymen <3 . pleaseeeee

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  8. I gorged this book.. I picked it up as yet another read but it has have me gushing every time..In plain simple words, it's AMAZING (x3) I'm making all my friends read it.
    Caymen's dry humor is so refreshing and pleasing to read! I loved her & Xander too.
    The portrayal of all the characters were managed so good and nothing seemed out of place.
    You've delivered a love story with a finesse that doesn't border on overly mushy or dramatic. It's truly an art. A fabulous job you've done on this Ms. West!
    I'm so glad I read this book even though I've finals next month. :)

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  9. We never really found out who Matthew was! There's gotta be a sequel :)

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  10. We never really found out who Matthew was! There's gotta be a sequel :)

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  11. I read this book in 3 hours.... I was hooked. Please I am begging you. I have to find out what happens next. Does she meet her dad? D

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  12. I absolutely loved this book... I am not a reader by any means, I am the kind of person who reads half way through then never comes back. So with that being said I could not but it down, I had to keep reading. I agree with the rest of the commentators there needs to be a sequel. It was WONDERFUL!

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  13. Will there be a second book of THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US? If not please write a second book because i want to know what will happen to Caymen next. Will she go to college? Will she meet her father? Will they still live in the doll store or will they move out to her grandparents house

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    1. Or what will happen to Caymen and Xander? i wanna know about all of it.

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  14. This book was amazing, but the ending was just such a heartbreak. Please tell me there is going to be a sequal to this book, I was left with so many questions! Does her mom get better? Will she meet her dad? What happens with xander? Does she go to college? I hope there is a sequal and soon!

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    1. I totally agree, needs at least a sequal

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  15. absolutely amazing book, loved it!

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  16. OMG please make a sequel I am dying to know what happens I couldn't put the book down I was so addicted to it it was amazing all my friends are reading it the think its amazing so please make the story longer I wanna know what does caymans mom says to Xander and does cayman meet her dad ?? does she go to college ??? PLEASE DON'T LEAVE US HANGING WITH THE THOUGHT !! I read this book more than 2 times and I still fall love with it !!!

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  17. Please write a sequal! me and my 4 freinds all shared the 2 books we bought and LOVED IT!! We are dying to know if caymen meets her dad or if her mom gets better. It would be amazing if Xander helped caymen find her dad. There is so much detail you could add. Please please think about it and get the creativness going! I really want a sequal by the next book fair!

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  18. Is this book or any of you other books ever going to be available in audio format?

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  19. I LOVE THIS BOOK !!!!!!!!!!!!!! You should make it a series

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  20. Loved it!!!! You should make a sequel about how Caymen and Cancer are boyfriend and girlfriend, and how Cancer helps her find her dad. What happens to her mom, is she okay, not okay, please write a sequel........ There should also be a movie, because this book was too good, to not have a movie.

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  21. I just finished this book five minutes ago and I'm in love this book is so amazing !! (:
    It was absolutely perfect written well and I loved the characters development though there were times when I was upset with something I was feeling everything Caymen was feeling and I could relate to her so well I'm really just in love with your works already please keep up the amazing writing there's rarely anyone who can write a good "Pride and Prejudice" spin off type of thing anymore !!

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  22. im doing a project on this book and I love this book soo soo much!!!! you have to write a part 2 of this book or Xanders point of view! please please make part two because I will buy that book in a heart beat!

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  23. I need a sequal I'll die if I don't get it (faints)

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  24. I just recently finished this book. I fell in love with the story. I would love to have Caymen's sarcasm skills. Honestly, but I was definitely glued to this book. I've never read a book so fast. It really had me. If you are planning on writing a sequel, I will definitely read it!

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  25. Please please write a sequal to the distance between us I would love you forever which I already do but please

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  26. Best book I've read in a long time. I could not bear to put it down. This book is so flawless that I hope to hear of a sequal coming soon? Id love to hear about what happens next!

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  27. OMG! Where can I possibly start at? Well from the beginning obviously! I just fell in love with this book from the moment I first saw it in the scholastic magazine for my school book fair! The title and cover really says it all! I immediately fell in love with the plot and characters! It is an amazing book and I am so seriously hoping for a sequel!!!!!! I NEED IT! I read this book several time because Caymen's sarcasm makes me laugh and I just love how things start growing between Caymen and Xander! Best romance book ever!!! You have became my favorite author and I can't wait to read the rest of your amazing books!

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  28. Great book! I thoroughly enjoyed it. I had read a horrible review on Goodreads but decided to bypass it, because I felt that the reviewer may have been extra rude to get replies and comments. I am very happy I made that decision. I can't wait to read more of your work!

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  29. Wanting a guy like Xander right about now. Am I wrong?or am I right?πŸ˜­πŸ˜‚but best romance book ever!and I'm definitlyey reading it againπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  30. This is the best book by far that I have ever read. It is like being in a dream once you have it in your grasp you never want to put it down! When is the second book coming out?? Can wait.

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  31. I absolutely loved this bookπŸ’™ thank you very much for writing this book πŸ’œ please make a second one or similar to it. Maybe consider it as making a movie out of this bookπŸ’™ that would be awesome.

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  32. I would love it if there was a movie it would probably be so romantic.

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  33. I have a project in my english class and i have to find out why the author wrote the book. why did you write The Distance Between Us? by the way i LOVED the book, thank you!

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  34. read it in a a few days. On the Fence too. Both such sweet romances that I could not put down. Fell in love with the characters while also feeling for them. I was seriously reminded of why I am passionate about reading, especially this genre. Beautiful stories that suck you in, with a nice little connection between the two. Would love to read more of them; they are wholesome stories about young woman finding themselves and finding true love.

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  35. I really don't read books and I don't read by choice but once I picked up this book I couldn't stop reading it and once I notice it was over BUT A SEQUEL IS NEEDED you left us wanting more from it and I would love to know what happens next to Caymen and Xander , her relationship with her grandparents ,her mother's state , the doll shop, Xander parents ,what is she going to do after she majors in science come onnn KASIE WEST WE NEED A SEQUEL PLEASE

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  37. I LOVE THIS BOOK!! It would make my life if you made a sequel about Caymen and Xander, or their kids or something. Please PLEASE PLEASE write more about them! LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU KASIE WEST! -xoxo

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  38. The book leaves you in this suspense. Will her mom be okay? Will the store be closed down? Will Caymen ever find her father? Will Xander stay and work with the hotels? We don’t know. And we may never know. Unless Kasie West decides to write a sequel to the distance between us.
    I would rate this book a 9 ½ out of 10. the ½ taken away because there are questions left unanswered and no promise of a sequel, which does slightly annoy me. Other than that, this book is amazing and I was sad when it ended. I really hope Kasie West decides to continue the series to answer my questions, which would change my rating to a definite 10 out of 10.

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  39. loved this book very much! read it in ebook format but i'd love to buy the hard copy as well, if there is one.

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  40. I am a sixth grade teacher and my reading group is with me and this is the book they chose. I think they will adore Kasie West when we finish this book.

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    1. I am reading 5 chapters a night with my group... maybe even more.

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  41. I just started reading this book yesterday Dec/30/2015 n finish it today Dec/31/2015 ... I loved the book n I actually felt that I was the girl "Cayman" in the book lol... I love it if there was a sequel of continuation of "The Distance Between Us" I loved it so much. At the end of the book it made me felt like it left me hanging wanting to know wats going to happen next like will Cayman meet her father, will mason n Cayman still be friends n still hav a crush on her?, will cancer n Cayman still be together?... Will there be a sequel to the book?.... So many questions n opinions I want to know. I felt like the book came to life n it would be awsome if it turned out to be a movie I don't know. It would be cool.

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  42. You need to make all your books a series!!! I want more!!!

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  43. I can't stop thinking of this book!!! I love the ending and it's keeping me curious what'll happen next, plz make another one about what'll happen next.

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  44. Ugh I wish for a book 2!!!this one is by far my favorite book by her probably even one of my favorite books of all time(but I don't know)

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  45. Dear Ms.West, I loved this book so much you are a very great writer. Could you write a second book? The whole time I read this I wondered will she ever meet her father? I know I'm probably the only one but I really wanted Caymen to start having issues with Xander and find out she was blinded by her liking of Xander and find out she really was in love with Mason in the second book. Personally I liked Mason more than Xander and I think it'd be really amazing to have a turn off events like that....
    It's just an idea but I REALLY hope you'll consider. Plus, another reason I liked this book so much is because you were very descriptive so I can imagine every single thing which I love and since you made Mason so amazing and down to earth lol.
    Thanks, a fan

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  46. Love this book πŸ“š! Please a book 2. :) ❤️

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  47. I love the book distance between us will u please consider writing a sequel

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  48. This book was wonderful!Kept me reading until the end.

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  49. I love your books so much. I look up to your writing styles and hope that someday I can be as fabulous as you.

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  50. Read it in two days. Soooo goood

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  51. I love your books I have read 2 so far it makes me feel like iam in the stories and I can imagine the characters

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  52. I love your books I have read 2 so far it makes me feel like iam in the stories and I can imagine the characters

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  53. I read this book when it came out and I almost read it in an entire day but I attempted to savor it so it took me 2 days to read. The moment I finished that book was saddening because it was all I had fast forward to now and you have so much written it's the best. Thank you for writing

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  54. Okay so I know that I am late to the party. But I really loved you book I read it in one day. That makes me sound crazy but oh well. I just loved it so much that I could not put it down. I know that other people have asked and all and I know you wrote this book in 2013 but I really need to know what else happens. I can't just not know. I really hope you consider writing a sequel !!!! Please!!!!

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  56. I am late to the party too. But I loved this book so much! I could not put the book down. I hope that you have or will consider writing a sequel. If you made another book I would like to see her find her father and talk to him and maybe some more drama in there too. Also, I want you to know that I love your writing and have read 3 out of 9 books that you have written and plan on reading the rest of them.

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  57. i love the book so much i am doing a school project on it but the problem i"m having is i have to make a cd with music that would go great with scenes in the book s if it were a movie and i need help thinking of songs that would go great with this book. can some one help me please.

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  59. Kasie West,
    I truly applaud you for this book! I didn't expect to fall in love with Caymen and Xander's story. I would be so very grateful if you made a sequel!

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