When We Were Infinite
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Romance / General
Kelly Loy Gilbert
From award-winning author Kelly Loy Gilbert comes a powerful, achingly romantic drama about the secrets we keep, from each other and from ourselves, perfect for fans of Permanent Record and I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter.All Beth wants is for her tight-knit circle of friends—Grace Nakamura, Brandon Lin, Sunny Chen, and Jason Tsou—to stay together. With her family splintered and her future a question mark, these friends are all she has—even if she sometimes wonders if she truly fits in with them. Besides, she’s certain she’ll never be able to tell Jason how she really feels about him, so friendship will have to be enough. Then Beth witnesses a private act of violence in Jason’s home, and the whole group is shaken. Beth and her friends make a pact to do whatever it takes to protect Jason, no matter the sacrifice. But when even their fierce loyalty isn’t enough to stop Jason from making a life-altering choice, Beth must decide how far she’s willing to go for him—and how much of herself she’s willing to give up.
Kelly Loy Gilbert
Simon and Schuster
Community ReviewsSee all
"this book sure was deep but so good! it’s so raw and realistic and makes you feel for all of the characters! I loved how the story shows that all of the characters have their own flaws and struggles. I don’t think Beth was necessarily the most likable character but I appreciated how the author wrote her as very real, not totally perfect and she was just trying to go along with life while handling all that life hurdles at her. I’m sure many people can relate to her, myself included. I was happy to see that though she and her friends started to get a little distant especially when they were all going on their own college paths, that they worked on getting closer again and were honest and understanding with each other. I’d definitely advise looking up the trigger warnings for this book as there are some heavy themes in this book! 3.75/5⭐️s"
"I fell in love with this book! Such an emotional read!! Beth had me screaming and Jason had me crying! I will recommend this book to whoever is closing near their last years of school and are anxious for their future. And whoever may be dealing with depression just to acknowledge they are not alone and there will always be people who care <3"