THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US shines! This book is rich with sparkling dialogue, clever wit and sweet romance.” — Daisy Whitney, author of THE MOCKINGBIRDS and WHEN YOU WERE HERE
“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
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.
Praise for PIVOT POINT: “PIVOT POINT is at once tense and romantic, challenging and engaging. It’s a truly remarkable debut.
Praise for PIVOT POINT “An expertly plotted, deliciously clever story.
THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US shines! This book is rich with sparkling dialogue, clever wit and sweet romance.
Gr 8 Up—Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers works in her mother's shop selling porcelain dolls to wealthy patrons. Even though she and her mom know that the rich can't be trusted, they rely on them to keep the store afloat. Then charismatic Xander walks into the store and seems to understand cynical and sarcastic Caymen better than anyone else, and she begins to wonder if maybe she and her mother were wrong. That is, until she's mistreated by Xander's friends and, after reading a tabloid, discovers that he may already have a girlfriend. Ultimately, however, Caymen realizes that she has a love worth fighting for, and the star-crossed lovers end up together. Despite the predictable ending, the charming story is beautifully written, and the characters are well developed. Similar in feel to books by Susane Colasanti, West's novel is sweet and captivating.—Candyce Pruitt-Goddard, Hartford Public Library, CT
Caymen is 17 and on the cusp of college when she meets Xander and discovers there's more to a guy than his bank-account balance. Caymen and her mom are barely making a living with their porcelain-doll shop. They live in a town where there are the rich and those who cater to them. When Xander comes into the shop one day and "beckons" her over, he confirms her opinion of the wealthy. Xander, however, is charmed by Caymen's rapier wit, and she finds herself moved by his Ken-doll looks. He courts her with muffin deliveries, and the ride in his private jet is exhilarating. Xander chafes at his parents' mandate that he take over the family hotel chain, and Caymen is indecisive about her future, so they begin a series of playful career dates and gradually overcome their preconceived notions of each other. There are a few hiccups and misunderstandings but plenty of gooey romantic stuff, too: "He tastes good, like salty chocolate." Meanwhile, the shop is failing, and Caymen's mother is acting dodgy. When her mom is hospitalized, and Xander unveils a gigantic surprise, Caymen has to give some consideration to Xander's encouragement: "You have as many options as you give yourself." An antidote to dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction, this Cinderella story is sweet and hopeful. (Fiction. 12-17)