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For as long as she can remember, Wren Grays 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 doesnt even know what they are?

Charlie Parker, on the other hand, is painfully aware of his hearts 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 Charlies 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 fictions greatest writers.

Praise for The Infinite Moment of Us

STARRED REVIEW

"The scenes of sexual intimacy are described with innocently erotic frankness, offering an ideal (if not idealized) model for readers on the cusp; this is Forever… for a new generation, offering character depth Cath and Michael never achieved. Summer love has never been so good."

Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"In contrast to unhealthy depictions of sex and relationships that teenagers (and adults) are often exposed to in media and entertainment, Myracle offers up a passionate romance built on a bedrock of love, respect, and trust. And its difficult to see that as a bad thing."

Publishers Weekly

"Two mature recent high school graduates fall in love and bring out the best in each other in Lauren Myracle's thoughtful exploration of an intimate relationship...the relationship between Wren and Charlie always remains realistic and involving."

Shelf Awareness

"This charming romance has multidimensional characters, straightforward sexuality, and a pace that lets readers fall in love with the main characters. Myracle expertly captures the intense connection of first love, from the need to spend every moment together to trying to figure out how to communicate with one another."

School Library Journal

"The single-focus intensity of Wren and Charlies feelings is spot-on for the age group... chapters move between both their perspectives as they grow into the relationship, offering readers of both sexes a rather compelling example of the how-tos of intimacy."

The Bulletin of The Center for Childrens Books

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"Myracle is no stranger to having her work challenged on the basis of 'inappropriate' content, and this love story between two high school graduates may attract similar attention. But underlying some explicit and erotic scenes in which Wren Gray and Charlie Parker open their bodies to each other — along with their hearts, minds, and souls — is a rewarding account of two young people whose insecurities and personal histories weigh on the romance they work to build with each other. Poised and accomplished, Wren has always done what her parents have expected of her, while Charlie is a foster child, self-conscious about his often unpleasant upbringing, but fiercely protective of his current family. Will some readers be unable to see past the sex in the book? Yes. Will they be adults? Probably. In contrast to unhealthy depictions of sex and relationships that teenagers (and adults) are often exposed to in media and entertainment, Myracle offers up a passionate romance built on a bedrock of love, respect, and trust. And it's difficult to see that as a bad thing. Ages 14 — up. Agent: Barry Goldblatt, Barry Goldblatt Literary." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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For as long as she can remember, Wren Grays 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 doesnt even know what they are?
Charlie Parker, on the other hand, is painfully aware of his hearts 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, Wrens and Charlies souls will collide. But souls are complicated, as are the bodies that house them . . .

Steamy, romantic, and oh-so-true to life, this is an unforgettable look at first love from one of young adult fictions finest writers.

About the Author

Lauren Myracle is the author of the New York Times bestselling Internet Girls series (ttyl, ttfn, and l8r, g8r), Shine, Rhymes with Witches, Bliss, and the Flower Power series, among many other books for teens and young people. She lives with her family in Fort Collins, Colorado. Visit her online at laurenmyracle.com.

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The Lost Entwife, August 14, 2013 (view all comments by The Lost Entwife)
I'm going to be unpopular with my opinion of The Infinite Moment of Us because, frankly, I thought it to be rubbish. I'm all for pushing the envelope with young adult books and do not think that all books are created equal (i.e. a book written for an older audience should also cater to the younger audience by censoring itself) but this one just went over the top for me.

Think about everything that drives adults crazy about teenagers: the angst, the dramatics, the extremes, the focus on unimportant things (i.e. trends, popularity, etc). Now, wrap that all up in a pretty package about two pretty teenagers and marketed as being "sexy, romantic, and true to life."

So let's talk about those three things. First, sexy. Sure, this book is sexy if, after a healthy dose of flirting and foreplay, you find it sexy to read about two teenagers first time which involves public nudity in a place that sports family activities during the daytime. People, messing around outside is not sexy. There are bugs and dirt and slinky things that slide across your blanket when you least expect it. Then there are rocks that make it very not comfortable to lay down - also the fear of discovery can be paralyzing and, think about it, this is not the place any girl would want for their first time.

Also, I've never met anyone who thought that having regular sex in the backseat of a small car as sexy.

Now, romantic. Romance does not equal lots of sex people. And that's what the entire latter half of this book was. I thought I'd be reading a book that would be a bit edgy and more adult because there would be some sex involved. What this book read like was a full-blown adult romance. There was quite a bit of descriptive sex, but more objectionable was the amount of sex I was subjected to. I don't read romance books for a reason. I don't mind sex, lots of stuff I've read has sex but this.. it permeated the entire second half of the book.

True to life - while this may be true with regard to another persons life, it wasn't true to my life, my sisters life, or anyone I am friends with. This was pure, unadulterated fantasy and everything that is not practical when it comes to approaching relationships. Also choosing to go somewhere or not go somewhere based on the fact that you have an infatuation with someone is so unhealthy it actually makes me feel a bit sick inside.

So there is no way I can recommend this one - and it makes me a bit sad to know that it was a popular request on NetGalley. I would recommend skipping this one. If you want edgy, check out Grow Up by Ben Brooks.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781419707933
Author:
Myracle, Lauren
Publisher:
Amulet Paperbacks
Subject:
Situations / Dating & Sex
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140812
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.38 in
Age Level:
from 14

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Myracle is no stranger to having her work challenged on the basis of 'inappropriate' content, and this love story between two high school graduates may attract similar attention. But underlying some explicit and erotic scenes in which Wren Gray and Charlie Parker open their bodies to each other — along with their hearts, minds, and souls — is a rewarding account of two young people whose insecurities and personal histories weigh on the romance they work to build with each other. Poised and accomplished, Wren has always done what her parents have expected of her, while Charlie is a foster child, self-conscious about his often unpleasant upbringing, but fiercely protective of his current family. Will some readers be unable to see past the sex in the book? Yes. Will they be adults? Probably. In contrast to unhealthy depictions of sex and relationships that teenagers (and adults) are often exposed to in media and entertainment, Myracle offers up a passionate romance built on a bedrock of love, respect, and trust. And it's difficult to see that as a bad thing. Ages 14 — up. Agent: Barry Goldblatt, Barry Goldblatt Literary." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
For as long as she can remember, Wren Grays 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 doesnt even know what they are?
Charlie Parker, on the other hand, is painfully aware of his hearts 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, Wrens and Charlies souls will collide. But souls are complicated, as are the bodies that house them . . .

Steamy, romantic, and oh-so-true to life, this is an unforgettable look at first love from one of young adult fictions finest writers.

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