July 28, 2013

The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle

Wren Gray and Charlie Parker are from two very different walks of life. Wren has always been sheltered, fairly predictable and has always done what's expected of her. Charlie comes from a rough background of foster homes that didn't work out and has never had the stability of a good home and all that a good upbringing would reap. Chemistry and coincidence bring the two together and the rest is the result of teen angst, hormones and natural chemistry. The story follows the hot summer of Wren and Charlie as the fall in love. We get the fervent details of their affair from both perspectives. From their first kisses to their first fight, readers are held captive by the intense portrayal of the fiery emotions in the couple's journey of finding each other and, in turn, themselves.

The author was able to convey the experience of falling in love for the first time really well. Throughout reading this novel, I was taken back to the time in my life when I thought of myself as grown-up and wise (yeah, hindsight is 20/20!). Oh, to be eighteen again: the ups and downs, the hormones you can't control, the self-discovery that come with time. This novel is packed with raw emotions and thoughts that, I think, everyone could relate to at one point in their adolescent lives. Though I'd love to find out what happens to Wren and Charlie, while reading, a part of me hoped that they would not have a happily ever after--a nice dose of reality, y'know...

Kindle edition of The Infinite Moment of Us will be available on amazon.ca August 20, 2013!

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