Title: The Infinite Moment of Us
Author: Lauren Myracle
Publisher: Amulet Books, imprint of Abrams
Publish Date: August 20, 2013
Genre: YA, Contemporary
My Rating: ****
Goodreads Summary: For as long as she can remember, Wren Gray’s goal has been to please her parents. But as high school graduation nears, so does an uncomfortable realization: Pleasing her parents once overlapped with pleasing herself, but now… not so much. Wren needs to honor her own desires, but how can she if she doesn’t even know what they are?
Charlie Parker, on the other hand, is painfully aware of his heart’s desire. A gentle boy with a troubled past, Charlie has loved Wren since the day he first saw her. But a girl like Wren would never fall for a guy like Charlie—at least not the sort of guy Charlie believes himself to be.
And yet certain things are written in the stars. And in the summer after high school, Wren and Charlie’s souls will collide. But souls are complicated, as are the bodies that house them…
Sexy, romantic, and oh-so-true to life, this is an unforgettable look at first love from one of young adult fiction’s greatest writers.
Actually my favorite characters were Tessa and PG. I thought they were represented as the obnoxious, but loveable couple perfectly. They had chemistry and came across as funny and caring.
Loved the personal conflict between Wren and her parents – trying to please them and then how she stood up to them and got them to realize they were trying to make her choices for her. It showed her growth and maturity as a character.
I enjoyed reading about Charlie’s family. It showed a little of the dynamics of a loving foster family.
This is of my favorite covers that has come out recently. It goes right out to my hopeless romantic heart.
Wren and Charlie were a sweet couple. It was a little hard to buy that they had known each other for years and then just looked across the school grounds and were suddenly attracted to one another suddenly. At least that is how I read this, but it never really explained their past to bring this about. I mean, how did they go through four years of high school and never met or spoke until the last day of school? I just found it less believable than others I think.
The author does have a note at the beginning of the book warning about the sexual content of this book, but I don’t agree with this book being classified as young adult. I have two teenage daughters on the younger end of the spectrum and I wouldn’t want them reading the graphic sex scenes in this book.
Overall, I liked this book and gave it four stars on Goodreads and I will probably read more by this author.
Author Profile for Lauren Myracle
Lauren Myracle is the author of numerous young adult novels. She was born in 1969 in North Carolina. Lauren Myracle holds an MA in English from Colorado State University and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College. she has written many novels, including the famous IM books, ttyl, ttfn, and l8r, g8r. Her first novel, Kissing Kate, was selected as one of ALA’s “Best Books for Young Adults” for the year 2004. It was named by Booklist as one of the “Top Ten Youth Romances” of the year, as well as one of the “Top Ten Books by New Writers.” Her middle-grade novel, Eleven, came out 2004, followed by its YA sequels (Twelve, Thirteen, Thirteen Plus One).
I received this book free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This, in no way, affected my opinion or review of this book.