ARC Review: The Infinite Moment of Us

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Book Title/Author: The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle
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Series: No
Source and Format: Received through Literary Lushes ARC tours
Rating: 1 star

From Goodreads:

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…

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I was invested enough in the story not to DNF, but in hindsight I wish I could have those hours back.
Wren is boring. She’s made one decision for herself her entire life before meeting Charlie. Charlie is boring, too. His sad upbringing make him a little more interesting than Wren. The supporting characters are actually much more interesting, but they are sad stereotypes of supporting characters, who each get a touching moment to let you know they’re not REALLY a stereotype.
The writing isn’t horrrrrible, but I feel like it’s trying too hard. The overlong descriptions of love and constant circling around to the exact same thought over and over is tiring. The main source of relationship drama between Wren and Charlie is that Wren feels like Charlie puts his foster family before her – his little brother is in a wheelchair and requires some extra attention and Charlie works in a wood shop with his adopted dad. So, he has some family commitments most boyfriends wouldn’t have, but Wren freaks out about them and won’t return Charlie’s calls/texts because she’s not as important to him as his family.Wren supposedly has a job, too, as a volunteer at the hospital…but she’s only there once in the entire story – to give Charlie stitches so they can meet. WHUT.

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.

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