Release Date: August 20th, 2013
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.
My feelings about THE INFINITE MOMENT OF US are so conflicted. On one hand, it is an excellent contemporary novel about love, but on the other it is a mature romance with unnecessary drama.
Wren has always made her decisions in favor of what her parents wanted for her and Charlie has had a hard go at life so far. When the two collide, it seems like it meant to be, but they only have one summer together before Wren leaves the country and they part ways.
The cast of characters had to be the best part, Myracle can write such a wide variety of personalities and I loved every single one of them.
Wren and Charlie will make you remember your first love all over again, and the story will definitely make you smile. If the novel was just about Wren and Charlie’s romance and their lives as they grow out of adolescence, I would have given this a perfect 5/5. However, there were some things thrown in just to make things more dramatic, one was in the form of Charlie’s seriously messed up ex-girlfriend.
Lauren Myracle has a content warning at the beginning of the book and I find it absolutely necessary, the content in this one is nothing I have ever seen in a YA book so far, and would be considered more New Adult. If that does not bother you, then you will love THE INFINITE MOMENT OF US. However, I can only recommend it to older teens.