Tuesday, January 19, 2016

review: the infinite moment of us, lauren myracle

The Infinite Moment Of Us
Author: Lauren Myracle
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, 
Pub Date: August 27, 2013
Publisher: Amulet Books
Pages: 316
Source: Purchased 

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.


“You're saying the mysteries are worth examining, even if they're too big to be understood. That maybe they're bound to be too big to understand, but that doesn't take anything away from them, and in fact just adds to their beauty.” 

hmph. i don't really know how i felt about this book.

after i read the synopsis, i was super excited to dive into this book and had high expectations. unfortunately, it didn't meet most of those expectations. 

lets start with our main characters, wren and charlie. started out friends, became more, and at first had a super cute relationship. however, i feel like it escalated a bit too quickly for my taste. it went from being your average cute high school relationship to lets-get-married-right-now. it seemed like soon enough all they had time for was each other, which meant ignoring their families. i personally did not enjoy this, because i believe family always comes first. 

based on the synopsis, i really liked the concept of this book, but i don't think it was executed well. the main characters went from being great, relatable people to just meh. don't get me wrong, their love story was cute, but it was just a bit too much. however. we have some great side characters! i really liked the relationships between the characters and their families, especially charlie's. his relationship with dev is absolutely adorable and is family goals!

on to the plot. i'm going to try to explain it in a way that (hopefully) makes sense: the plot was like the first hill on a roller coaster. slowly goes up, slowly develops, anticipation sets in, you hit the top, and then... downhill, with a few interesting twists and turns. for the most part, i enjoyed it. the beginning and the end had me hooked! 

the pacing was constant throughout the entire book, and thankfully this made it an easy read. i found myself being able to read nearly 80-90 pages in just an hour! lauren did a great job on making sure the plot never got boring. there was something happening at all times, and it kept the story moving and developing.

overall, i enjoyed this book. lauren did a really good job in making the reader feel like they were in the shoes of a high schooler heading to college! decisions, decisions! i'd recommend this to anyone looking for a cute, easy read! 


  1. When I first read the synopsis, I thought this book sounded a little like your generic high school romance and from what you've said the sudden 'let's-get-married-and-ignore-our-familes' concept fits that. I do like getting into the heads of teenagers in different situations however and family relationships are something I really value. I might just check this out : )

    1. yea, it does seem a bit stereotypical when it comes to the whole high school romance thing, but it was interesting to watch how it played out. please do check this out! if you read it, let me know what you think of it! :)