Life is made of moments and transitions. Some big, some small, all adding up to the experience of being human. Falling in love for the first time is one of the enormous, yet often quiet, moments that can change one's life course.
The Infinite Moment of Us
by Lauren Myracle opens with these lines: "It was the ending: high school. It was the beginning: everything that came next." Taking place during the summer after high school graduation, this novel for young adults is written in alternating points of view and tells the love story of privileged only child Wren, and Charlie, a boy living with a loving foster family. They've known each other casually throughout high school, but, in the mysterious way of attraction and love, a sudden connection is made on the last day of school.
The novel takes us from that initial spark of connection through...
Beyond the Book
One of the early scenes in The Infinite Moment of Us
, has Wren visiting a shooting range with her best friend Tessa, and P.G., Tessa's new boyfriend. Although Wren doesn't like guns; she "hated their ugliness, and she hated what they did," she has a good time and finds the experience surprisingly thrilling and exciting. This unexpected reaction is part of her developing independence and self-awareness. The understanding of guns and their potential adds to the intensity of the climactic action scene.
P.G. is experienced with...