The Infinite Pieces of Us by Rebekah Crane

The Infinite Pieces of Us

From the author of The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland comes a hilarious and heartbreaking novel about coming apart, getting it together—and moving on. It’s just a two-hour drive…Pondering math problems is Esther Ainsworth’s obsession. If only life’s puzzles required logic. Her stepfather’s solution? Avoidance. He’s exiled the family to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, to erase a big secret from Esther’s past. So much for the tr...

Details The Infinite Pieces of Us

TitleThe Infinite Pieces of Us
Release DateNov 1st, 2018
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary

Reviews The Infinite Pieces of Us

  • PT
    As a reader there are stories that I devour and love. Then there are stories whose message gets woven into the fiber of my being. Infinite Pieces of Us was the latter for me. With every page I felt the frantic need to jot down a quote or saying (it’s against my religion to highlight physical books). I first discovered this author and her writing with Grover and the gang. In my head and heart, I knew she would never be able to top the quirkiness...
  • Lindsay
    Our teenage years. The glory days. The decisions we make. The Infinite Pieces of Us by Rebekah Crane is a YA coming-of-age novel that warmed my heart and transported me right back to my younger years. Esther is holding onto a secret that her family has moved her halfway across the country to avoid. Esther, an avid math whiz, meets Color, Jesus, Beth and Moss and the friends band together and share their most personal secrets and stories. The grou...
  • Sylvia Johnson
    Esther, her sister Hannah, her mother, and her stepfather move from Ohio to Truth and Consequences, New Mexico, upending their lives so that the family (specifically Esther) can get a new start. Esther comes across as a bit of an outcast with quirky thoughts, a love of math, and a need to find people who will let her be herself. Her family appears to be in avoidance mode, apparently silently agreeing that none of them can talk about the secret (v...
  • Louise Douglas
    I consumed this book in one sitting as I found the characters so well described and relatable that I had to know what was going to happen. I actually was on a train that was delayed for over half an hour, but I didn’t mind as I just wanted to finish the book before I had to get off!The book starts with Esther and her family moving to a place called Truth or Consequences in New Mexico. It’s hinted quite heavily that Esther is the reason they h...
  • M. Turner
    Definitely worth reading.It's about young almost adults but even old people nearing life's end would love this. The jokes using math or science make Infinite Pieces a delight. Esther, Color, Moss and Jesus each have serious problems and troublesome pasts. This book emphasizes the need for friendship, for love, and for the necessity of understanding why some lies are almost essential. Recommended for young adults but please read it anyway if you a...
  • Kim
    Sad happy funny marvelous book!I read this book because I stumbled on to Grover Cleveland awhile back and really enjoyed it.I enjoyed this one even more.! Teens struggle with so much and they spend so much time trying to pretend everything is fine. All the characters in this book KNOW they are not fine. Each of them is struggling with self doubt and fears about their lives. They are brave enough to share that with each other and with that, create...
  • cathy lynne smith
    Slow beginningI had trouble getting into this book in the beginning. The storyline jumps around a lot and when just learning who everyone is that got confusing. I stuck with it tho and I'm glad I did. The story line picked up and I finished the book with a smile on my face and tears in my eyes.
  • Brittany Hayes
    This is a joyful and sad read composed of math jokes, bubbling prose, delightful characters, and an emotional exploration of love in its many forms. And just as young love, sibling love, and parental love are each messy and beautiful and complex, this book is a compilation of messy, beautiful, and complex characters and moments.
  • Tina
    Though I'm not the target demographic for this novel, I just loved everything about it. Clear voices, sharply-drawn characters and believable situations all combine in a tale about friendship, family, and the choices we make versus the choices that are made for us. This one is not to be missed. Four and a half stars.
  • Samantha
    This was a quick and easy read, and I liked the exploration of the town's name: Truth or Consequences. It made for a good theme. If you are no longer a "young" adult, there is nothing earth shattering here, but I think this would have given me a lot to think about as a teenager or college student.
  • lynn
    YA fiction? I’m a grandma and I loved this book. So much wisdom, great dialogues, great story, wonderful characters!
  • Melanie
    Closer to Truth.It moved me in unexpected ways. I do wish there was a Twin Peaks, a pet store and a Blockbuster with Heaven. But I was moved anyway.