Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Infinite in Between by Carolyn Mackler

by:  Carolyn Mackler
published by:  HarperTeen
publish date:  September 1, 2015

Zoe, Jake, Mia, Gregor, and Whitney meet at freshman orientation. At the end of that first day, they make a promise to reunite after graduation. So much can happen in those in-between years….

Zoe feels like she will live forever in her famous mother’s shadow. Jake struggles to find the right connections in friendship and in love. Mia keeps trying on new identities, looking for one that actually fits. Gregor thought he wanted to be more than just a band geek. And Whitney seems to have it all, until it’s all falling apart around her.

I think if you only read one YA book this year, this should be it.  It's the perfect high school book.

The story starts right before Freshman year.  Zoe, Jake, Mia, Gregor, and Whitney are five completely different people but they're grouped up for a Freshman orientation project.  They decide to write letters to their future selves and hide them away and they will open them on graduation.  The rest of the book tells their stories of how their lives intertwine over the next 4 years.

I was skeptical that 4 years of high school could fit into one book.  Especially 4 years of high school for 5 different people.  It worked though.  It was a very well written book and the stories were told in such a perfect way.  I would definitely recommend this book to all the YA lovers.  Even if you aren't a YA reader, this story just might help you find your love of YA books.

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