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[ Pdf The Infinite Moment of Us Õ mystery PDF ] by Lauren Myracle é His fingers, splayed against the stars, seemed than More than fingers More than a part, or parts, of a whole Just as one plus one isthan two, she thought, not knowing where the idea sprang from, or why.
AND THE SHITSHOW BEGINS Ladies and gentleman, step right up Hand in your tickets, grab your popcorn, grab your crucifix, and grab your happy drugs, because you are about to enter The Infinite Moment of Us Sweet title, right Hahahaha WRONG Fun fact Did you know The Infinite Moment of Us is just a nickname for hell No That doesn t make sense Aw sweetie, trust me, it will Oh, it will Ok ok ok, before I dive into this crapshoot of a novel, first off, Lauren Myracle Lauren Myracle Myracle MYRACLE Warning sign Warning Sign Beware contents believe in love at first sight happily ever after Approach with caution Hazmat suit required Do not ingest Poisonous materials detected clears throat While I like to believe that there is a way to find beauty in everyone and everything, even the sinners, and the wrongdoers, and the murderers, and the idiotic novelists, The Infinite Story of Us contains nothing but ugly Taco bell dumpster, nightmare on elm street, naked grandma doing the macarena, ugly TISOU is quite possibly the worst book I have ever read Like below Willow Sweet Evil I can t quite communicate into words why this book was so bad, mainly because you must experience it to truly understand something I would not wish upon even the most terrible of serial killers , and I don t feel like wasting my time or my brain power writing out a long and boring explanation as to why I want to burn this burn along with its family I simply do And then cleanse myself with Holy Water And my dog But let s get into the fun stuff Characters Yahoo cries First up the charming, hilarious, sweet, and genero crap crap crap sorry That was meant for someone else The impulsive, immature, horny, and frankly, a complete dumbass Wren The best thing to happen since the worst thing to happen shriveled up and died and needed someone to fill its spot Oooo Let s list the things that make Wren soooooo unique Wren 31 thinks the world revolves around her2 thinks she s soooooooo in love with Charlie when in reality she just wants a good boning sry 12 under 3 is graduating from high school but seems like she s graduating from preschool4 give GREAT blow jobs even though she has zero sexual experience 5 besides that one boy she kissed in middle school6 who probably shriveled up and died after smooching her hairy rat lips7 and staring at her ugly elephant nose8 but we re getting off track 9 her parents bought her a car because they ARE COMPLETE ASSHATS 10 despite dressing like a nun, still has Charlie Parker I WISH I WAS KIDDING lusting over her like a bitch in heat11 and is totally okay with Charlie dragging a champagne glass all over her naked body12 BECAUSE HORNY 13 talks like a mentally slow 6 year old but is surprisingly raunchy when it comes to sexy time 14 like, REALLY raunchy15 like holy jesus i thought this was a YA novel 16 anyway 17 tends to pretend like she actually cares about anything but herself but fails miserably 18 like how DARE charlie choose his family over me 19 FML 20 LITERALLY DYING 21 his brother is in a WHEELCHAIR 22 BUT I GIVE HIM BLOWJOBS 23 jesus charlie 24 respect her feelings 25 god26 likes to think that her best friend is a kind wise person when in reality I m pretty sure she s drunk and high most of the time 27 also a surprisingly talented shooter 28 like with a gun 29 because CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT 30 ignores her boyfriends 40 text message and phone calls because she is so so so so angwy with him for abruptly hanging up the phone after she sent him a tit pic 31 GOD charlie 32 RESPECT HER FEELINGS 33 and etc 34 and etc35 i don t care enough to keep writing about her but you get the picture jumps off hollywood sign NEXT UP Mr Charlie Parker someone plz shoot me 1 likes boobs 2 likes ass3 likes panties4 likes boobs5 likes cleavage7 likes boobs8 also communicates like a 3 month old platypus but randomly will morph into a 30 year old porn star 9 WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT10 last girlfriend was Starrla Pettit11 Starrla 12 Pettit13 who you probably know as the centerfold of this months playboy magazine14 i wish i was joking15 thinks its totally ok to finger Wren at the dinner table16 while they are eating lasagna 17 directly across from P.
G Barbee and 18 wait19 P.
G BARBEE 20 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAH21 HAHAHAHAHA22 HAHA23 hahah24 ah 25 jesus 26 anyway 27 P.
G laugh cough Barbee Tessa28 as if they don t know whats going on29 his mommy locked him in a garage 30 also known as CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT 31 and he don t wanna talk about it to nobody32 because it make him so so so sad 33 poor charlie 34 he bit me35 and that really hurt36 what 37 ugh 38 I m done with him39 OH I ALMOST FORGOT 40 boobs catapults into outer space I want to murder the other characters with a blunt object and feed their remains to the piranhas 1 Starrla Pettit Charlie s slut o sex buddy who likes to slit her throat with broken snow globes and leave notes on Wren s car that say bitch and slut because she is just SO damn mature although, to be honest, that was probably the only part of this novel I agreed with 2 P.
G Barbee Super rich, super handsome, super charismatic, super sexy, and SUPER good in bed but of course, underneath that suave facade, there lies a sweet, tender, and sensitive man, who lives to protect the girl he loves betcha never heard that one before God, how DOES Myracle do it to bone 3 Tessa Tessaract don t ask Wren s BFF4LYFE who may seem like a complete dipshit and party animal, but underneath it all, she s a complete dipshit and party animal plot twist 1 1 4 Ammon d Does an EXCELLENT job at providing cliche lines and bro talk with his BFF Charlie secret lover 5 Wren s parents Two jackasses who are extremely unrealistic and are incapable of understanding why anyone would think they are two jackasses Their only purpose is to provide dialogue for Wren to feed off of and then complain to Charlie about how they are CONTROLLING HER LIFE this is an unnecessary asterisk I just want to say I hate Wren 6 Dax Den Dex Charlie s brother He was in a wheelchair Something about cigarettes Punched as a baby I don t even know NOT his foster brother 7 Pamela and Chris Who can t even stuffs self with cupcakes cries cuddles with johnny depp poster To wrap up this review can I even call this a review , I will leave you all with some quotes Miss Myracle has created in that pretty little mind of hers And my commentary to go along with it Sure Shot Shooting RangeSooo this isn t a exactly a quote, but OMG is this a place from freakin sesame street Or how about we go to the Perfect Pristine Pool Club Or the Terrific Time Tennis Court Or maybe even a trip to the Happy Hug Whore House Spread your legs, he commanded Wider base equals a steadier shot Do not tell me this is not a euphemism because I won t believe it The day was warm Her Coke, when it arrived, was cold.
Poetry.
She held out her hands Wren took one and P.
G took the other, but only P.
G looking amused, chanted along There s no place like home There s no place like home There s no place like home I ll always correct your grammar, just as I ll always love you Luv u to dad Holy pickles, Wren, he s totally cute In what world does Myracle think teenagers ACTUALLY talk like this But unless she was mistaken, he was holding her hand on purpose cannon balls into the abyss Bodies are funny, aren t they How so Justare they us Are we them I don t even know how to respond Idon t Just No I think souls are real Maybe they re not things you can measure or hold or feel You can feel them What about trees Trees Do they have souls You are so beautiful, he told her I m going to kiss you now, okay Her eyes widened She opened her mouth, possibly to respond, but he actually hadn t been asking for permission.
Tbh this book would have be infinitelyinteresting if Charlie had been a serial killer I wish I could kiss you good night, Charlie said I wish that, too Imagine I am, he said Her breath hitched Okay I m sending you kisses, baby Her skin tingled He called her baby, and he sent her kisses, and everything hard turned good Everything good was new.
Tessa s foot lay against Wren s side It was the same foot from when Tessa was younger It would be the same foot when she was ninety nine.
Science It s what you feel, and guess what Feelings are like three year olds They re not rational They re just there.
What the hell is with these weird ass analogies Myracle keeps coming up with Seriously Feelings are like toddlers What All breasts were not equal, Charlie thought.
There will always be someoneample than you BabyI feel like my heart is being ripped out I know I let you down and I m so sorry YOU ARE THE SEXIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD This is a text message Someone please shoot me Ditch Ditch If TFIOS were a crime show Andyou need to be tested I don t want my first time to be with a condom unless with have to Just you and me that s what I want Us Us There was a muffled pop, and Charlie opened his hand to show her the cork, and she nodded happily She found him amazing Even such a small thing as opening a bottle of champagneWhen Charlie did it, it was with grace and confidence It undid her.
How do I comment on that I don t even know how to come up with something witty This book has destroyed my sense of humor My brain cells Ugh I need a cupcake And thus begins the sex scene that goes on for a whole chapter Seriously I can t believe how raunchy that was Jesus It was so out of character Pretty sure E.
L James popped in there for a couple of pages That chiznit was GRAPHIC And creepy, considering Charlie and Wren acted like toddlers for all other parts of the novel, but when it came to sexy time those kids went wild Ew It was like kiddie porn Gross The rest of July was hot and sweaty, and so were Charlie and Wren.
I think this pretty much sums up what went on for the last half of this novel Well, I heard this song recently, and I kind of love it It s about a guy and a girl who are in love The guy tells the girl that she s the apple of his eye, and the girl tells the guy that he s her best friend You ll have to play it for me Uh huh, I will But the part I love most is the chorus, which the guy and the girl sing together It goes, Home is wherever I m with you Her voice, as she sang, was a patter of rain of a dusty road.
SOMEONE PLEASE TAKE ME FROM THIS EARTH I can t believe you brought flowers Charlie shrugged self consciously He d looked up dinner party etiquette online.
Further evidence that Charlie is an idiot Come along, young Charlie I will corrupt you with my delicious brownies.
Again, if you re telling me this isn t a euphemism, you are lying Want me to tell her, baby Want me to tell her how broken you is But it s okay I m broken too Starrla, please Wren didn t understand Please Baby Further evidence that Wren is an idiot She was inside herself and outside at the same time, and all she knew was that she had to leave this place, this world and this unwanted dimension of honey baby please I CAN T I CAN T DO IT ANYMORE I NEED HUGS AND KITTENS SAVE ME FROM THIS HELLHOLE SOMEONE PLEASE SEND ME A LIFESIZE POSTER OF LEONARDO DICAPRIO AND A MONSTER SIZED LEMON COCONUT CUPCAKE BEFORE IT S TOO LATE flatlines I can t even with this book These quotes are only a nibble of the idiocy scribbled all over the inside of that poor cover, and I hope that you will never have to experience the pain I went through whilst reading it And I revisited that hell to write this review for you guys So you better be damn thankful, jackasses I m gonna go hold my dog and cry and eat a pint of ice cream and start a bonfire and burn this book and pray to the heavens that I never have to experience something so traumatic again in my life You all are wonderful and I m sorry my mean other half took over for this review but really I m actually not If you want to hate on me go ahead but just remember I know where you live Have a nice weekend Eat some pancakes Bye sashays away This book is a giant cheeseball You know the puffy chip kind that try to act like Cheetos It looks like it s gonna taste so good but it only last for a little while and then you realize it s just full of air, no nutrients, and disappointment I m sorry to admit that reading this book felt like that to me So premise first Wren Gray has always done what her parents has told her But now she is wondering if what her parents want for her, and want she wants for herself actually matches up It felt like it used to but now she is not so sure She loves her parents, but can t help but feel like she needs to get some distance Wren decides to go to Guatemala with Project Unity after the summer is over, and for once not be the perfect daughter Charlie Parker basically worships the ground Wren walks on But feels like he isn t good enough for her He has a rough past and hasn t always been in the best relationships Right now he lives with foster parents who care for him and he got accepted to go to Georgia Tech, so life is looking up but he can t shake his past that easily Wren and Charlie meet of course and the story begins.
This book sounded like something right up my alley It s set during the summer between high school graduation and the next step, whether that s college or something else entirely This time always seems to capture the fragile and transient period of possibility Anything can happen, and it feels like life is just starting But this book didn t encapsulate that It wasabout Wren and Charlie s physical attraction to each other The book is filled with very detailed intimate scenes that had me even squirming and eventually it got to be so habitual I was getting bored That is not a good sign Now there was some drama in between, but to be honest it felt unnecessarily complicated and then any situation would resolve too easily I know I am being confusing but it s because I felt confused while reading it It felt disjointed and I can t stress enough how important the flow of a story is It really does help the reader get invested in the characters and their experience I should have known this wasn t my kind of book because by chapter two I was rolling my eyes Charlie already was in love with Wren since the beginning and there is no build up to their relationship I knew they were definitely physically attracted to each other, but I didn t buy that they had a deep love for one another They stated it enough and would even point out why they loved each other so much, but since there wasn t a proper build up I just didn t feel it in my gut To be frank the whole thing between them kind of weirded me outthan gave me the warm and fuzzies With all this being said the story sometimes was sweet Especially Charlie and his history, and how he had finally found a family with his foster parents and brother But that is the only highlight I could connect to.
As always even if the story didn t resonate with me it might with somebody else I personally couldn t take how needy these two characters came off and it did get WAY too cheesy, and usually I can forgive that but the romance here couldn t do it for me Not this time.
Side note If you are looking for a book about first love I would recommend My Life Next Door.
Here s the good news I read it all the way through, and it read easily, and from a teen s perspective will get you hooked in no time But When it comes to the target audience, I found myself a bit confused It s written for young adults, but it should definitely come with some sort of disclaimer or parental advisory sticker There was a somewhat flippant note by the author explaining that there s sex in it, and hey ho, kids nowadays will be kids of the sexually curious and active type And while I agree with that, and I am certainly no prude, from a bookseller s perspective it makes itdifficult to sell One of the biggest concerns I get from parents is whether the books contain material unsuitable for their little darlings, and by unsuitable they always mean sex The Teen section ranges from 13 18 and I certainly wouldn t recommend it for a 13 year old.
This is where it gets a bit odd, too The protagonists in the book are both 18, and by rights should be humping like bunnies But the way they were described, they came across as much younger than their age In fact, if I hadn t been told, their characterisation would have placed them around 15 Max It makes it a bit of a schizophrenic read, really while its content targets the upper end of Young Adult and a fully fledged adult readership, the style and sophistication feels like it s meant for early teens I don t want to be mean, but the protagonists were the type of clich d characters I would have swooningly dreamt up when I was 13 the innocent, overprotected, somewhat annoyingly giggly girl, and in contrast the broody, damaged soul of a boy from a broken background who needs saving a little bit like Fifty Shades, but with less but nonetheless markedly present sex Again, probably wonderful for young teens, but anyone older than 16 most likely wouldn t take them seriously.
And there seems to be no depth, no growth to their love, no roots One day boy spots girl in the school yard, with the wind making her flash him accidentally, and he is a smitten kitten Girl spots boy and the job s a done un I didn t really understand why they were in love there was a lot of telling but genuine development, showing, was weak I appreciate that love is a hard thing to describe, especially the baggage free type of juvenile infatuation, but I guess that s an author s job, and she didn t manage to get that depth across she talked of in the story Which made it gratuitously porny I appreciate I have read this as an adult a younger me would probably not be as fussy and enjoy thisIt s an early teen romantic fantasy about a late teen relationship, but not the way the average 18 year old would describe it.
So yes, it was entertaining enough for a quick read, but not muchSorry.
3.
5 Stars The Infinite Moment of Us was a dreamy sort of romance, and yet, one that felt a little bittersweet to me Wren Gray has been living a life mostly carved out by her parent s dreams She has been a model daughter with excellent grades and a focus mostly on school Yet, Wren is done with that, she doesn t want to live a future molded and decided on by her parents Instead of going onto the parent approved college, Wren s applied to and been accepted into a Peace Core type of group, volunteering to help those less fortunate in Guatemala When she breaks this to her parents they do nothing but demean and insult her I really couldn t stand these parents for most of the story In the middle of all of this is Charlie Parker, a fellow honor student that has often caught her eye In one afternoon a shared glance, a moment, she feels as if their souls touched Charlie has watched Wren from afar for a long time, admiring everything about her her answers and expressions in class that captivate him so Wren is just beautiful in every sense of the word, to him He s longed for her for quite some time and finally at the end of school he knows it s now or never These two fall hard for each other Wren has no experience with boyfriends or love and Charlie hasn t had anything real either, so when they click it s intense This isn t really insta love, because Charlie and Wren have admired each other from afar for a while, but it did feel fast, and like I said, intense Both had issues Charlie had a sad past and feels less than worthy of love in general Wren s upbringing on the outside seems perfect but if you look just a little closer you see it s anything but She s been sheltered and told what to think most of her life, so even though she s eighteen and out of high school, she s innocent and a bit closed off There were times I was on a high from their romance, swoony, dreamy kisses, and touches, and then there were times I was very frustrated with both Wren and Charlie Mostly Charlie I don t like problems that stem from non communication or from purposefully withholding information Charlie disappointed me in both respects I know this is due to insecurity, he was afraid of Wren s reactions and didn t want to lose someone who had become so important to him, but he hurt my heart a few times I hadpatience for Wren because she was so inexperienced, and she did show some of that a couple of times, but for the most part I was in her corner If anything, I thought she forgave a little too easy with both Charlie and her parents I do have to admit that Charlie was a bruised soul, so busting his balls may not have been the nicest thing to do Lord knows he deserved a break On the other hand, shame on Wren s parents I would ve loved to give them a piece of my mind One thing I m not a fan of is rushed or open endings I guess this doesn t really fall strictly under either definition, but maybe a combination of the two At any rate, I would ve like a littleI will say that Lauren Myracle has a beautiful way with words and manages to capture feelings and emotion in a way that really spoke to me Also, I wouldn t classify this as a purely YA or New Adult read, but somewhere in between There are definitelymature steamy scenes that I wouldn t normally see in YA but felt right for the characters.
His fingers, splayed against the stars, seemed than More than fingers More than a part, or parts, of a whole Just as one plus one isthan two, she thought, not knowing where the idea sprang from, or why.
AND THE SHITSHOW BEGINS Ladies and gentleman, step right up Hand in your tickets, grab your popcorn, grab your crucifix, and grab your happy drugs, because you are about to enter The Infinite Moment of Us Sweet title, right Hahahaha WRONG Fun fact Did you know The Infinite Moment of Us is just a nickname for hell No That doesn t make sense Aw sweetie, trust me, it will Oh, it will Ok ok ok, before I dive into this crapshoot of a novel, first off, Lauren Myracle Lauren Myracle Myracle MYRACLE Warning sign Warning Sign Beware contents believe in love at first sight happily ever after Approach with caution Hazmat suit required Do not ingest Poisonous materials detected clears throat While I like to believe that there is a way to find beauty in everyone and everything, even the sinners, and the wrongdoers, and the murderers, and the idiotic novelists, The Infinite Story of Us contains nothing but ugly Taco bell dumpster, nightmare on elm street, naked grandma doing the macarena, ugly TISOU is quite possibly the worst book I have ever read Like below Willow Sweet Evil I can t quite communicate into words why this book was so bad, mainly because you must experience it to truly understand something I would not wish upon even the most terrible of serial killers , and I don t feel like wasting my time or my brain power writing out a long and boring explanation as to why I want to burn this burn along with its family I simply do And then cleanse myself with Holy Water And my dog But let s get into the fun stuff Characters Yahoo cries First up the charming, hilarious, sweet, and genero crap crap crap sorry That was meant for someone else The impulsive, immature, horny, and frankly, a complete dumbass Wren The best thing to happen since the worst thing to happen shriveled up and died and needed someone to fill its spot Oooo Let s list the things that make Wren soooooo unique Wren 31 thinks the world revolves around her2 thinks she s soooooooo in love with Charlie when in reality she just wants a good boning sry 12 under 3 is graduating from high school but seems like she s graduating from preschool4 give GREAT blow jobs even though she has zero sexual experience 5 besides that one boy she kissed in middle school6 who probably shriveled up and died after smooching her hairy rat lips7 and staring at her ugly elephant nose8 but we re getting off track 9 her parents bought her a car because they ARE COMPLETE ASSHATS 10 despite dressing like a nun, still has Charlie Parker I WISH I WAS KIDDING lusting over her like a bitch in heat11 and is totally okay with Charlie dragging a champagne glass all over her naked body12 BECAUSE HORNY 13 talks like a mentally slow 6 year old but is surprisingly raunchy when it comes to sexy time 14 like, REALLY raunchy15 like holy jesus i thought this was a YA novel 16 anyway 17 tends to pretend like she actually cares about anything but herself but fails miserably 18 like how DARE charlie choose his family over me 19 FML 20 LITERALLY DYING 21 his brother is in a WHEELCHAIR 22 BUT I GIVE HIM BLOWJOBS 23 jesus charlie 24 respect her feelings 25 god26 likes to think that her best friend is a kind wise person when in reality I m pretty sure she s drunk and high most of the time 27 also a surprisingly talented shooter 28 like with a gun 29 because CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT 30 ignores her boyfriends 40 text message and phone calls because she is so so so so angwy with him for abruptly hanging up the phone after she sent him a tit pic 31 GOD charlie 32 RESPECT HER FEELINGS 33 and etc 34 and etc35 i don t care enough to keep writing about her but you get the picture jumps off hollywood sign NEXT UP Mr Charlie Parker someone plz shoot me 1 likes boobs 2 likes ass3 likes panties4 likes boobs5 likes cleavage7 likes boobs8 also communicates like a 3 month old platypus but randomly will morph into a 30 year old porn star 9 WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT10 last girlfriend was Starrla Pettit11 Starrla 12 Pettit13 who you probably know as the centerfold of this months playboy magazine14 i wish i was joking15 thinks its totally ok to finger Wren at the dinner table16 while they are eating lasagna 17 directly across from P.
G Barbee and 18 wait19 P.
G BARBEE 20 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAH21 HAHAHAHAHA22 HAHA23 hahah24 ah 25 jesus 26 anyway 27 P.
G laugh cough Barbee Tessa28 as if they don t know whats going on29 his mommy locked him in a garage 30 also known as CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT 31 and he don t wanna talk about it to nobody32 because it make him so so so sad 33 poor charlie 34 he bit me35 and that really hurt36 what 37 ugh 38 I m done with him39 OH I ALMOST FORGOT 40 boobs catapults into outer space I want to murder the other characters with a blunt object and feed their remains to the piranhas 1 Starrla Pettit Charlie s slut o sex buddy who likes to slit her throat with broken snow globes and leave notes on Wren s car that say bitch and slut because she is just SO damn mature although, to be honest, that was probably the only part of this novel I agreed with 2 P.
G Barbee Super rich, super handsome, super charismatic, super sexy, and SUPER good in bed but of course, underneath that suave facade, there lies a sweet, tender, and sensitive man, who lives to protect the girl he loves betcha never heard that one before God, how DOES Myracle do it to bone 3 Tessa Tessaract don t ask Wren s BFF4LYFE who may seem like a complete dipshit and party animal, but underneath it all, she s a complete dipshit and party animal plot twist 1 1 4 Ammon d Does an EXCELLENT job at providing cliche lines and bro talk with his BFF Charlie secret lover 5 Wren s parents Two jackasses who are extremely unrealistic and are incapable of understanding why anyone would think they are two jackasses Their only purpose is to provide dialogue for Wren to feed off of and then complain to Charlie about how they are CONTROLLING HER LIFE this is an unnecessary asterisk I just want to say I hate Wren 6 Dax Den Dex Charlie s brother He was in a wheelchair Something about cigarettes Punched as a baby I don t even know NOT his foster brother 7 Pamela and Chris Who can t even stuffs self with cupcakes cries cuddles with johnny depp poster To wrap up this review can I even call this a review , I will leave you all with some quotes Miss Myracle has created in that pretty little mind of hers And my commentary to go along with it Sure Shot Shooting RangeSooo this isn t a exactly a quote, but OMG is this a place from freakin sesame street Or how about we go to the Perfect Pristine Pool Club Or the Terrific Time Tennis Court Or maybe even a trip to the Happy Hug Whore House Spread your legs, he commanded Wider base equals a steadier shot Do not tell me this is not a euphemism because I won t believe it The day was warm Her Coke, when it arrived, was cold.
Poetry.
She held out her hands Wren took one and P.
G took the other, but only P.
G looking amused, chanted along There s no place like home There s no place like home There s no place like home I ll always correct your grammar, just as I ll always love you Luv u to dad Holy pickles, Wren, he s totally cute In what world does Myracle think teenagers ACTUALLY talk like this But unless she was mistaken, he was holding her hand on purpose cannon balls into the abyss Bodies are funny, aren t they How so Justare they us Are we them I don t even know how to respond Idon t Just No I think souls are real Maybe they re not things you can measure or hold or feel You can feel them What about trees Trees Do they have souls You are so beautiful, he told her I m going to kiss you now, okay Her eyes widened She opened her mouth, possibly to respond, but he actually hadn t been asking for permission.
Tbh this book would have be infinitelyinteresting if Charlie had been a serial killer I wish I could kiss you good night, Charlie said I wish that, too Imagine I am, he said Her breath hitched Okay I m sending you kisses, baby Her skin tingled He called her baby, and he sent her kisses, and everything hard turned good Everything good was new.
Tessa s foot lay against Wren s side It was the same foot from when Tessa was younger It would be the same foot when she was ninety nine.
Science It s what you feel, and guess what Feelings are like three year olds They re not rational They re just there.
What the hell is with these weird ass analogies Myracle keeps coming up with Seriously Feelings are like toddlers What All breasts were not equal, Charlie thought.
There will always be someoneample than you BabyI feel like my heart is being ripped out I know I let you down and I m so sorry YOU ARE THE SEXIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD This is a text message Someone please shoot me Ditch Ditch If TFIOS were a crime show Andyou need to be tested I don t want my first time to be with a condom unless with have to Just you and me that s what I want Us Us There was a muffled pop, and Charlie opened his hand to show her the cork, and she nodded happily She found him amazing Even such a small thing as opening a bottle of champagneWhen Charlie did it, it was with grace and confidence It undid her.
How do I comment on that I don t even know how to come up with something witty This book has destroyed my sense of humor My brain cells Ugh I need a cupcake And thus begins the sex scene that goes on for a whole chapter Seriously I can t believe how raunchy that was Jesus It was so out of character Pretty sure E.
L James popped in there for a couple of pages That chiznit was GRAPHIC And creepy, considering Charlie and Wren acted like toddlers for all other parts of the novel, but when it came to sexy time those kids went wild Ew It was like kiddie porn Gross The rest of July was hot and sweaty, and so were Charlie and Wren.
I think this pretty much sums up what went on for the last half of this novel Well, I heard this song recently, and I kind of love it It s about a guy and a girl who are in love The guy tells the girl that she s the apple of his eye, and the girl tells the guy that he s her best friend You ll have to play it for me Uh huh, I will But the part I love most is the chorus, which the guy and the girl sing together It goes, Home is wherever I m with you Her voice, as she sang, was a patter of rain of a dusty road.
SOMEONE PLEASE TAKE ME FROM THIS EARTH I can t believe you brought flowers Charlie shrugged self consciously He d looked up dinner party etiquette online.
Further evidence that Charlie is an idiot Come along, young Charlie I will corrupt you with my delicious brownies.
Again, if you re telling me this isn t a euphemism, you are lying Want me to tell her, baby Want me to tell her how broken you is But it s okay I m broken too Starrla, please Wren didn t understand Please Baby Further evidence that Wren is an idiot She was inside herself and outside at the same time, and all she knew was that she had to leave this place, this world and this unwanted dimension of honey baby please I CAN T I CAN T DO IT ANYMORE I NEED HUGS AND KITTENS SAVE ME FROM THIS HELLHOLE SOMEONE PLEASE SEND ME A LIFESIZE POSTER OF LEONARDO DICAPRIO AND A MONSTER SIZED LEMON COCONUT CUPCAKE BEFORE IT S TOO LATE flatlines I can t even with this book These quotes are only a nibble of the idiocy scribbled all over the inside of that poor cover, and I hope that you will never have to experience the pain I went through whilst reading it And I revisited that hell to write this review for you guys So you better be damn thankful, jackasses I m gonna go hold my dog and cry and eat a pint of ice cream and start a bonfire and burn this book and pray to the heavens that I never have to experience something so traumatic again in my life You all are wonderful and I m sorry my mean other half took over for this review but really I m actually not If you want to hate on me go ahead but just remember I know where you live Have a nice weekend Eat some pancakes Bye sashays away This book is a giant cheeseball You know the puffy chip kind that try to act like Cheetos It looks like it s gonna taste so good but it only last for a little while and then you realize it s just full of air, no nutrients, and disappointment I m sorry to admit that reading this book felt like that to me So premise first Wren Gray has always done what her parents has told her But now she is wondering if what her parents want for her, and want she wants for herself actually matches up It felt like it used to but now she is not so sure She loves her parents, but can t help but feel like she needs to get some distance Wren decides to go to Guatemala with Project Unity after the summer is over, and for once not be the perfect daughter Charlie Parker basically worships the ground Wren walks on But feels like he isn t good enough for her He has a rough past and hasn t always been in the best relationships Right now he lives with foster parents who care for him and he got accepted to go to Georgia Tech, so life is looking up but he can t shake his past that easily Wren and Charlie meet of course and the story begins.
This book sounded like something right up my alley It s set during the summer between high school graduation and the next step, whether that s college or something else entirely This time always seems to capture the fragile and transient period of possibility Anything can happen, and it feels like life is just starting But this book didn t encapsulate that It wasabout Wren and Charlie s physical attraction to each other The book is filled with very detailed intimate scenes that had me even squirming and eventually it got to be so habitual I was getting bored That is not a good sign Now there was some drama in between, but to be honest it felt unnecessarily complicated and then any situation would resolve too easily I know I am being confusing but it s because I felt confused while reading it It felt disjointed and I can t stress enough how important the flow of a story is It really does help the reader get invested in the characters and their experience I should have known this wasn t my kind of book because by chapter two I was rolling my eyes Charlie already was in love with Wren since the beginning and there is no build up to their relationship I knew they were definitely physically attracted to each other, but I didn t buy that they had a deep love for one another They stated it enough and would even point out why they loved each other so much, but since there wasn t a proper build up I just didn t feel it in my gut To be frank the whole thing between them kind of weirded me outthan gave me the warm and fuzzies With all this being said the story sometimes was sweet Especially Charlie and his history, and how he had finally found a family with his foster parents and brother But that is the only highlight I could connect to.
As always even if the story didn t resonate with me it might with somebody else I personally couldn t take how needy these two characters came off and it did get WAY too cheesy, and usually I can forgive that but the romance here couldn t do it for me Not this time.
Side note If you are looking for a book about first love I would recommend My Life Next Door.
Here s the good news I read it all the way through, and it read easily, and from a teen s perspective will get you hooked in no time But When it comes to the target audience, I found myself a bit confused It s written for young adults, but it should definitely come with some sort of disclaimer or parental advisory sticker There was a somewhat flippant note by the author explaining that there s sex in it, and hey ho, kids nowadays will be kids of the sexually curious and active type And while I agree with that, and I am certainly no prude, from a bookseller s perspective it makes itdifficult to sell One of the biggest concerns I get from parents is whether the books contain material unsuitable for their little darlings, and by unsuitable they always mean sex The Teen section ranges from 13 18 and I certainly wouldn t recommend it for a 13 year old.
This is where it gets a bit odd, too The protagonists in the book are both 18, and by rights should be humping like bunnies But the way they were described, they came across as much younger than their age In fact, if I hadn t been told, their characterisation would have placed them around 15 Max It makes it a bit of a schizophrenic read, really while its content targets the upper end of Young Adult and a fully fledged adult readership, the style and sophistication feels like it s meant for early teens I don t want to be mean, but the protagonists were the type of clich d characters I would have swooningly dreamt up when I was 13 the innocent, overprotected, somewhat annoyingly giggly girl, and in contrast the broody, damaged soul of a boy from a broken background who needs saving a little bit like Fifty Shades, but with less but nonetheless markedly present sex Again, probably wonderful for young teens, but anyone older than 16 most likely wouldn t take them seriously.
And there seems to be no depth, no growth to their love, no roots One day boy spots girl in the school yard, with the wind making her flash him accidentally, and he is a smitten kitten Girl spots boy and the job s a done un I didn t really understand why they were in love there was a lot of telling but genuine development, showing, was weak I appreciate that love is a hard thing to describe, especially the baggage free type of juvenile infatuation, but I guess that s an author s job, and she didn t manage to get that depth across she talked of in the story Which made it gratuitously porny I appreciate I have read this as an adult a younger me would probably not be as fussy and enjoy thisIt s an early teen romantic fantasy about a late teen relationship, but not the way the average 18 year old would describe it.
So yes, it was entertaining enough for a quick read, but not muchSorry.
3.
5 Stars The Infinite Moment of Us was a dreamy sort of romance, and yet, one that felt a little bittersweet to me Wren Gray has been living a life mostly carved out by her parent s dreams She has been a model daughter with excellent grades and a focus mostly on school Yet, Wren is done with that, she doesn t want to live a future molded and decided on by her parents Instead of going onto the parent approved college, Wren s applied to and been accepted into a Peace Core type of group, volunteering to help those less fortunate in Guatemala When she breaks this to her parents they do nothing but demean and insult her I really couldn t stand these parents for most of the story In the middle of all of this is Charlie Parker, a fellow honor student that has often caught her eye In one afternoon a shared glance, a moment, she feels as if their souls touched Charlie has watched Wren from afar for a long time, admiring everything about her her answers and expressions in class that captivate him so Wren is just beautiful in every sense of the word, to him He s longed for her for quite some time and finally at the end of school he knows it s now or never These two fall hard for each other Wren has no experience with boyfriends or love and Charlie hasn t had anything real either, so when they click it s intense This isn t really insta love, because Charlie and Wren have admired each other from afar for a while, but it did feel fast, and like I said, intense Both had issues Charlie had a sad past and feels less than worthy of love in general Wren s upbringing on the outside seems perfect but if you look just a little closer you see it s anything but She s been sheltered and told what to think most of her life, so even though she s eighteen and out of high school, she s innocent and a bit closed off There were times I was on a high from their romance, swoony, dreamy kisses, and touches, and then there were times I was very frustrated with both Wren and Charlie Mostly Charlie I don t like problems that stem from non communication or from purposefully withholding information Charlie disappointed me in both respects I know this is due to insecurity, he was afraid of Wren s reactions and didn t want to lose someone who had become so important to him, but he hurt my heart a few times I hadpatience for Wren because she was so inexperienced, and she did show some of that a couple of times, but for the most part I was in her corner If anything, I thought she forgave a little too easy with both Charlie and her parents I do have to admit that Charlie was a bruised soul, so busting his balls may not have been the nicest thing to do Lord knows he deserved a break On the other hand, shame on Wren s parents I would ve loved to give them a piece of my mind One thing I m not a fan of is rushed or open endings I guess this doesn t really fall strictly under either definition, but maybe a combination of the two At any rate, I would ve like a littleI will say that Lauren Myracle has a beautiful way with words and manages to capture feelings and emotion in a way that really spoke to me Also, I wouldn t classify this as a purely YA or New Adult read, but somewhere in between There are definitelymature steamy scenes that I wouldn t normally see in YA but felt right for the characters.
this is one of the worst books i ve ever read in my life A brief summary of The Infinite Moment of Us Girl decides to stop living for her parents Girl meets guy Girl decides to start living for guy instead.
In a brief foreword by the author, Myracle promises that The Infinite Moment of Us is a love story exploring true intimacy and vulnerability and the mingling of Charlie and Wren s souls Unfortunately, I found the love story forgettable and the connection between the two main characters weak.
There s little else to the story other than the romance The Infinite Moment of Us starts with Wren s decision to stop living the life her parents have laid out for her and become her own person There was a lot of potential here to develop Wren s character and her relationship with her parents, but Myracle doesn t focus on Wren s family or the consequences of her actions enough for the storyline to be believable or interesting Wren s fears and her overbearing parents become practically non existent as soon as the love story kicks in The romance was insta love, and I felt absolutely no attachment to either of them, together or separately.
Not only is the romance flat, it s built upon layers of casual misogyny and backwards gender roles In one bizarrely sexist and transphobic lecture, Wren s best friend tells Charlie to always take charge during sex, claiming, A guy should be a guy, and a girl should be a girl, at least when it comes to doing it Charlie is also disturbingly possessive of Wren, to the point of feeling anger and jealousy when Wren s friend refers to her as my girl Wren is no better she gets jealous over Charlie spending time with his disabled and badly bullied brother, and wants her boyfriend of two months to cancel his plans to attend university, leave his family, and join her in Guatemala so he can protect her Later, she decides to stop living for herself, and cancel all her plans Guatemala, college, everything just to be with him.
There s a lot of detailed sex scenes in The Infinite Moment of Us, but for a book that s clearly supposed to be sex positive, there s also a lot of slut shaming Charlie s ex girlfriend in particular is treated horrifically by the author shamed for her casual attitude towards sex, and her way of speaking and dressing Starrla is clearly psychologically damaged, but after making a serious attempt to take her own life, she is never heard from again Myracle seems to think that giving her two main characters a happy ending isimportant than at least hinting that Starrla will recover and find help.
When they re not lusting over one another, Myracle s characters spend most of the novel discussing souls Myracle is keen to press the idea of soulmates onto her readers even going so far as to make Wren bring up souls in an advanced biology class and while books with religious themes don t usually bother me, it was hard not to be frustrated by the author s constant attempts to validate her characters sexual relationship by claiming that they touched souls first Thank you to Amulet books and Netgalley for providing a copy of The Infinite Moment of Usin exchange for an honest review.
Rating 1 starReview cross posted to Paperback d 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 BeAnd 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 ThemSexy, Romantic, And Oh So True To Life, This Is An Unforgettable Look At First Love From One Of Young Adult Fiction S Greatest Writers This is a good summer read and not just because it s set IN the summer Myracle captures that hazy summer, perfect life feeling you get when you first fall in love and nothing matters but you, your significant other, and being together all the time I was taken back to my first relationship and to the innocence of thinking that everything would be perfect and that s a beautiful thing to feel in the summertime.
No review would be complete without mentioning that this is a sexy book there is sex in it, and there s a lot of foreplay and all the heavy stuff that comes before that, too While I felt that these scenes were well written, they did occasionally feel gratuitous but only occasionally Mostly, I felt that the longing, desire and passion of the characters made Charlie and Wren s first love seem all thereal.
Read the rest of this review at Mostly YA Lit If you read my updates, you ll know where this review is going and it isn t good.
I have to start out with the actual writing style It is very choppy with so much thought and memories during conversations that I d lose the train of what was being said and when the dialogue finally picked up again, I d have to search back to where this particular derailment began to find my way back to the thread I don t know if this is particular to this story or if this is typical for this author as this is my first experience of her writing It didn t work well for me.
This isn t a soaring love story It is about sex and the sex isn t well integrated into the story Every reference to it is jarring, the language used to describe bodily sensations is rough, taking me out of what is trying to be an epic romance, but sadly, is not.
I m not sure exactly toward whom this book is written The writing itself is quite childish, like younger teens, but the subject matter and actual words used are for an older teen or adult So, not sure exactly the audience for this one.
Additionally, I didn t feel the love between them Sexual attraction, yes Love, not so much.
There are too many subplots which really add up to nothing Either should have been left out or fleshed out, not sure which The conflicts are all resolved without any resolution I know that is a contrary statement, but it is contrary in the way it is presented Everything is wrapped up, too easily and too neatly But as it is, the subplots are just mostly pushed aside for the sexcapades, the fairly graphic sexcapades, which I felt were somewhat unneccessary A good author can bring about all the emotions and let you know what is happening without being overly who puts what where when or without a fade to black There needs to be a balance somewhere between the two And, listen, I have no objections to sex in books, no objection to teenage sex, BUT there needs to beto the relationship than wanting to have sex together The bones of their relationship are so slight that they don t hold up We aren t given enough glimpses into their building relationship to actually see this wondrous thing unfold.
I liked Charlie as a character, although some of his actions should have been better explained Since this is third person telling, we could have been easily told why he reacts as he does, even if he isn t completely aware of his reasons Does he have a need to rescue people tied to the fact that, in many ways, he was rescued I didn t understand his reasoning on why he refused to become a family with his foster parents He starts to tell Dev the reason, but never does so I can t as a reader understand it Too much is hidden and not enough shown except for the sex, of course There is a lot of reference to Charlie s awful past, but we get just the smallest glimpses here and there Not nearly enough.
I didn t like Wren, sad to say, and she bothered me a lot She doesn t really commit to anything, including or maybe, most of all, Charlie She likes loves the sex, but if he messes up in any way, she is willing, ready and able to quickly kick him to the curb And doesn t learn from her mistakes.
I never bought into her desire to go to Guatemala as she never seemed to actually buy into her desire to go to Guatemala I felt that she did it as an up yours to her parentsthan from a heart felt need to go out and do something of her own It didn t work for me I also really did not at all like that she wants Charlie to throw away his dreams, his college scholarship, to come with her so they can have wild Guatemalan sex I don t know what wild Guatemalan sex would be like, but she surely thinks they ought to be able to have lots of it and her pouting because she can t make him do what she wants really pissed me off She could not accept her parents making decisions for her or pushing her toward choices they want, but she has not the first tiny problem doing that exact same thing to Charlie Could, Not Stand Her.
The ending is very abrupt without giving any real closure I didn t like this one Nope.
And one last thing, the sex discussions among Charlie and Wren s friends, about how exactly he should do it with her, I can t get that out of my mind How ridiculous and utterly distasteful I found that to be Charlie has had sex, according to the plot, lots of sex, bad sex, maybe, but still, lots of it Why would he need any advice from people he BARELY knows Eeeeeeeewwwwwwwwww.
If I had to read onetime about how hard the main character s nipples were, I would ve tossed the book across the room Awkward sex scenes for a YA novel, plus the characters of Wren and Charlie just weren t believable to me And a cop out ending.


A brief summary of The Infinite Moment of Us Girl decides to stop living for her parents Girl meets guy Girl decides to start living for guy instead.
In a brief foreword by the author, Myracle promises that The Infinite Moment of Us is a love story exploring true intimacy and vulnerability and the mingling of Charlie and Wren s souls Unfortunately, I found the love story forgettable and the connection between the two main characters weak.
There s little else to the story other than the romance The Infinite Moment of Us starts with Wren s decision to stop living the life her parents have laid out for her and become her own person There was a lot of potential here to develop Wren s character and her relationship with her parents, but Myracle doesn t focus on Wren s family or the consequences of her actions enough for the storyline to be believable or interesting Wren s fears and her overbearing parents become practically non existent as soon as the love story kicks in The romance was insta love, and I felt absolutely no attachment to either of them, together or separately.
Not only is the romance flat, it s built upon layers of casual misogyny and backwards gender roles In one bizarrely sexist and transphobic lecture, Wren s best friend tells Charlie to always take charge during sex, claiming, A guy should be a guy, and a girl should be a girl, at least when it comes to doing it Charlie is also disturbingly possessive of Wren, to the point of feeling anger and jealousy when Wren s friend refers to her as my girl Wren is no better she gets jealous over Charlie spending time with his disabled and badly bullied brother, and wants her boyfriend of two months to cancel his plans to attend university, leave his family, and join her in Guatemala so he can protect her Later, she decides to stop living for herself, and cancel all her plans Guatemala, college, everything just to be with him.
There s a lot of detailed sex scenes in The Infinite Moment of Us, but for a book that s clearly supposed to be sex positive, there s also a lot of slut shaming Charlie s ex girlfriend in particular is treated horrifically by the author shamed for her casual attitude towards sex, and her way of speaking and dressing Starrla is clearly psychologically damaged, but after making a serious attempt to take her own life, she is never heard from again Myracle seems to think that giving her two main characters a happy ending isimportant than at least hinting that Starrla will recover and find help.
When they re not lusting over one another, Myracle s characters spend most of the novel discussing souls Myracle is keen to press the idea of soulmates onto her readers even going so far as to make Wren bring up souls in an advanced biology class and while books with religious themes don t usually bother me, it was hard not to be frustrated by the author s constant attempts to validate her characters sexual relationship by claiming that they touched souls first Thank you to Amulet books and Netgalley for providing a copy of The Infinite Moment of Usin exchange for an honest review.
Rating 1 starReview cross posted to Paperback d this is one of the worst books i ve ever read in my life This is a good summer read and not just because it s set IN the summer Myracle captures that hazy summer, perfect life feeling you get when you first fall in love and nothing matters but you, your significant other, and being together all the time I was taken back to my first relationship and to the innocence of thinking that everything would be perfect and that s a beautiful thing to feel in the summertime.
No review would be complete without mentioning that this is a sexy book there is sex in it, and there s a lot of foreplay and all the heavy stuff that comes before that, too While I felt that these scenes were well written, they did occasionally feel gratuitous but only occasionally Mostly, I felt that the longing, desire and passion of the characters made Charlie and Wren s first love seem all thereal.
Read the rest of this review at Mostly YA Lit If you read my updates, you ll know where this review is going and it isn t good.
I have to start out with the actual writing style It is very choppy with so much thought and memories during conversations that I d lose the train of what was being said and when the dialogue finally picked up again, I d have to search back to where this particular derailment began to find my way back to the thread I don t know if this is particular to this story or if this is typical for this author as this is my first experience of her writing It didn t work well for me.
This isn t a soaring love story It is about sex and the sex isn t well integrated into the story Every reference to it is jarring, the language used to describe bodily sensations is rough, taking me out of what is trying to be an epic romance, but sadly, is not.
I m not sure exactly toward whom this book is written The writing itself is quite childish, like younger teens, but the subject matter and actual words used are for an older teen or adult So, not sure exactly the audience for this one.
Additionally, I didn t feel the love between them Sexual attraction, yes Love, not so much.
There are too many subplots which really add up to nothing Either should have been left out or fleshed out, not sure which The conflicts are all resolved without any resolution I know that is a contrary statement, but it is contrary in the way it is presented Everything is wrapped up, too easily and too neatly But as it is, the subplots are just mostly pushed aside for the sexcapades, the fairly graphic sexcapades, which I felt were somewhat unneccessary A good author can bring about all the emotions and let you know what is happening without being overly who puts what where when or without a fade to black There needs to be a balance somewhere between the two And, listen, I have no objections to sex in books, no objection to teenage sex, BUT there needs to beto the relationship than wanting to have sex together The bones of their relationship are so slight that they don t hold up We aren t given enough glimpses into their building relationship to actually see this wondrous thing unfold.
I liked Charlie as a character, although some of his actions should have been better explained Since this is third person telling, we could have been easily told why he reacts as he does, even if he isn t completely aware of his reasons Does he have a need to rescue people tied to the fact that, in many ways, he was rescued I didn t understand his reasoning on why he refused to become a family with his foster parents He starts to tell Dev the reason, but never does so I can t as a reader understand it Too much is hidden and not enough shown except for the sex, of course There is a lot of reference to Charlie s awful past, but we get just the smallest glimpses here and there Not nearly enough.
I didn t like Wren, sad to say, and she bothered me a lot She doesn t really commit to anything, including or maybe, most of all, Charlie She likes loves the sex, but if he messes up in any way, she is willing, ready and able to quickly kick him to the curb And doesn t learn from her mistakes.
I never bought into her desire to go to Guatemala as she never seemed to actually buy into her desire to go to Guatemala I felt that she did it as an up yours to her parentsthan from a heart felt need to go out and do something of her own It didn t work for me I also really did not at all like that she wants Charlie to throw away his dreams, his college scholarship, to come with her so they can have wild Guatemalan sex I don t know what wild Guatemalan sex would be like, but she surely thinks they ought to be able to have lots of it and her pouting because she can t make him do what she wants really pissed me off She could not accept her parents making decisions for her or pushing her toward choices they want, but she has not the first tiny problem doing that exact same thing to Charlie Could, Not Stand Her.
The ending is very abrupt without giving any real closure I didn t like this one Nope.
And one last thing, the sex discussions among Charlie and Wren s friends, about how exactly he should do it with her, I can t get that out of my mind How ridiculous and utterly distasteful I found that to be Charlie has had sex, according to the plot, lots of sex, bad sex, maybe, but still, lots of it Why would he need any advice from people he BARELY knows Eeeeeeeewwwwwwwwww.
If I had to read onetime about how hard the main character s nipples were, I would ve tossed the book across the room Awkward sex scenes for a YA novel, plus the characters of Wren and Charlie just weren t believable to me And a cop out ending.