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When We Were Infinite

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Powerful story of friendship, expectations, and healing.

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This is a complex and deeply moving story that tackles hard issues around parental expectations, abuse, and teen suicide with insight and sensitivity. While When We Were Infinte does recycle the cliche about Asian kids and academic pressure, almost any teen will easily identify with the personal and academic struggles of Beth and her friends.

Throughout it all, the friends stand by one another, offering love and support through tough and emotionally challenging times. Readers aren't left wondering what life after graduation was like for the five, as the story follows them through their first years of college.

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