Book Title/Author: The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle
Source and Format: Received through Literary Lushes ARC tours
Rating: 1 star
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…
The Infinite Moment of Us has a lot of issues. White girl privilege, racist remarks by characters, promoting unprotected sex (in a park! these kids have cars!) – the pill is not a viable or available option for all teen girls, especially in a state like Georgia with abstinence only sex education.