When We Were Infinite

When We Were Infinite

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.

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.

Title:When We Were Infinite
ISBN:9781534468214
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  • jessica

    KLG is a remarkable talent. shes one of those authors where you can tell words run deeply in her veins. and if you havent already read her amazing book ‘picture us in the light,’ you have plen...

  • may ?

    — find this review and others on my blog!Kelly Loy Gilbert has done it (made me cry) again and I am so mad about it—★—Upon turning the last page of this book, I sat for a moment, still, empty....

  • jenny?

    TW: domestic assault/abuse, (view spoiler)[attempted suicide (hide spoiler)], racism, microaggressions, mental health and illness, panic attacksIf there’s something you should take away from my revi...

  • ash ?

    Read this review + see the moodboard/edit I made for this book on my blog here! When We Were Infinite is a heartbreaking and heavy read that will take you on a tumultuous journey, letting you griev...

  • Dahlia

    I believe YA readers are divided into two parts: those who know KLG is one of its best authors writing today, and those who haven't read her yet. I don't even know how to talk about this book so I'm j...

  • Heather

    Thanks to the publisher for the ARC; all opinions below are my own! I am still absolutely breathless from finishing When We Were Infinite. Beth is a high school senior who loves her friends and cannot...

  • Vicky Again

    I am absolutely torn apart. All I want to do is lay down on the floor and be absorbed into the ether. I don't know how I'm supposed to read anything after this.WHEN WE WERE INFINITE might just be the ...

  • Sue (Hollywood News Source)

    For fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.It’s safe to say that I spent the majority of my time dry heaving while reading When We Were Infinite. I should’ve expected Kelly Loy Gilbert will make ...

  • Wendy

    Short version of review:- I truly don't think I've identified with a fictional character more in my life. Beth places so much of her identity on her friendships, often putting other people before hers...

  • Marie

    Trigger warnings: (view spoiler)[panic attacks, anxiety, suicide attempt, parental abuse, racism, homophobia, microaggressions. (hide spoiler)]I'm having a very hard time rating this book. I can't den...