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…
I was actually surprised that most people did not like it on Goodreads because I loved it. Maybe it’s just my taste of books but I thought The Infinite Moment of Us was cute, witty, and fun to read. There were a few parts I thought could have been a little bit better, but overall I thought it was very entertaining to read.
We start off with Wren Gray. Her future has been decided by her parents since she was a kid. She was going to be a doctor and attend the most prestigious university in her area, Emory University. Because Wren always wanted to please her parents, she went through with their demands even though she wasn’t completely happy with them. I saw myself in Wren a lot. She fears her parent’s disappointment so much that she does whatever she can to make herself perfect. As a teenager, all we want to do is please our parents and their high expectations, but there comes a point where we need to do what WE want and not what our parents want.
She decides to go on a Guatemala retreat that helps children learn English and build houses and schools in poor neighborhoods. She rejects her acceptance letter from Emory in order to attend the Guatemala trip. Her parents are completely disappointed with her and act like she is throwing her life away. Wren feels suffocated and trapped in her parents’ demands and expectations.
As summer begins, Wren meets Charlie. Charlie has been in love with Wren for as long as he can remember, but in the back of his mind, he feels that he isn’t good enough for a girl like Wren. Charlie and Wren immediately feel a connection and engage in a relationship. I love how patient Charlie was with Wren because like me, Wren tends to babble and talk about the most random things. I thought their relationship was cute and realistic. They want to spend as much time together as they can before Wren leaves for Guatemala for a year.
In the midst of all the romance, there’s Starrla. Starrla is a trashy and untasteful skank who Charlie had history with. It bothered me that no matter how insane and crazy Starrla is, Charlie always comes to save her from whatever mess she got herself in. Starrla drills into Charlie’s mind that Charlie will never be good enough for Wren and to an extent, Charlie begins to believe it. Charlie ,to me, has a low-self esteem. He does not think he is worth Wren’s time. But as time goes on, Wren makes Charlie realize that he is good enough for her. The only problem is that Wren is leaving for Guatemala soon. Will their relationship stay strong? Read The Infinite Moment of Us to find out!
Until next time…..
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