Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Review: The Infinite Moment Of Us By: Lauren Myracle

Title: The Infinite Moment Of Us
Author: Lauren Myracle
 Published: August 27th, 2013
Buy the Book: Amazon/Barnes and Noble
 Source: E -galley from publisher
 My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
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

 My Thoughts:

 I have never read a book by Lauren Myracle before and since I have been reading a lot more contemporaries that I have enjoyed I was really excited to see if I enjoyed her and I definitely did. The Infinite Moment Of Us was mature and real, a story of two teenagers who are on the brink of growing up and finding themselves and who they want to be, they find each other and it was an  interesting first love story.

Wren Gray has always been the perfect daughter, perfect grades, following the rules and wishes of her parents her whole life until she decides to change her mind. She wants to take a year off of college and work for an organization called Project Unity. She would be spending a year in Guatemala helping people and it was what she really wanted to do.  Charlie Parker was a foster kid with a messed up past but, he finally had a family that cared for him and sometimes he didn't know what he was supposed to do with that. On their last day of high school as Charlie and Wren's eyes meet across the quad some connection shows itself between the two and they somehow find each other. They both spend their summer after high school learning about each other and falling in love. 

I enjoyed this as far as many contemporary YA books go, it was more mature then I was expecting and that was what made me enjoy it more but, I never quite fell in love with either of our main characters. Wren was a very sheltered girl and her parents made me so mad. When she changed her mind and wanted to deviate from the plan that they wanted her to pursue instead of encouraging her they were angry and passive aggressive towards her. I can understand that they were afraid she wouldn't go back to college but, she wanted to help less fortunate people, how can you be angry with that.  Charlie has a lot of issues that he was working on,  growing up in foster care and his abandonment by his mother made it hard for him to trust people but, you could tell how sweet and kind he was. 

T he romance between the two of them was sweet and adorable, they both were so new at being with anyone that sometimes I was irritated at each of them because of the  fights they would get into I thought  were petty and stupid. There was sex in this book but, I felt like Myracle handled it very well  with their first time being experienced it all felt real.

Overall, The Infinite Moment Of Us was exactly how I think YA contemporary should be done and I would have loved this one even more if I could of connected with the characters more but, overall I really enjoyed it. 

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  1. I don't think I'm going to be able to get to this before the release date, but that does seem to be the general consensus...that the characters were hard to connect with. Shame, 'cause it sounds like a great story.

  2. I am really excited for this one but usually magic happens in contemporaries when you fall in love with the characters. Though I like the sound of both of them falling in love for the first time.

    great review,
    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  3. Another meh review-this is on par with what I'm expecting-people like this book but they don't love it. I'm so nervous about my experience with this as I was planning to read and review it next week.


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