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 Charlieat 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
Praise for The Infinite Moment of
"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."
"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."
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."
"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
School Library Journal
"The single-focus intensity of Wren and Charlie's 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-to's of
The Bulletin of The Center for Children's Books