Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Infinite Moment of Us

Author: Lauren Myracle
Goodreads Rating: 3.72
Pages: 336
Format: ARC from BEA13

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.

I was sort of iffy on this book to begin with. The whole concept of two people from opposites sides of the track to to speak is really nothing new. I was waiting through this entire book for something to come out and make it special, but I never really found it.

I really loved the cover in this book and the sporadic one liners that were littered around the whole book. Other than those two things, I had a hard time focusing on what was happening. There was nothing that really drew me to the characters to make me want to love them and see them have a happy ending. In fact, I found myself rooting against them at points because their relationship drew you in so that you felt things were romantic when they weren't. This actually reminded me of a less extreme Beautiful Disaster romance.

Let me elaborate on that. There is one point in the book where Charlie and Wren have this huge fight, and while one party is clearly at fault, that party makes the innocent one feel awful about them and their life choices. While it wasn't emotional abuse or anything, it just didn't make sense. Actually most of the things in the book didn't make sense including, but not limited to their sexual activity and proclivities and the reasons they explained everything away.

They also fell into some heinous cliche's. His real parents never loved him so he can never love his foster family. She is the all too brilliant daughter who just isn't good enough ever. What I liked most was best friend who seemed to live on the edge but took a backseat to her relationship to Charlie. Wow. writing this review made me realize that I liked this book even less than I though. I'm passing this on to a friend because I know they will enjoy it, but this just wasn't for me.
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