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The Infinite by Nicholas Mainieri
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Teenage love often runs the risk of melodrama, but The Infinite places the love between Luz and Jonah into a perspective that extends far beyond the scope of its teenage characters. Mainieri juxtaposes the authentic beauty of a post-Katrina New Orleans and the complicated dynamic of different populations within the city with a vast and dusty swath of Mexico ruled by drug lords—each a landscape of self-destruction that yearns for forgiveness and hope.

Like most teenagers, Luz and Jonah are eager to come to terms with the events of their lives they had no control over while also attempting to navigate the dodgy waters of young adulthood. The Infinite captures that time for its characters in a way that is somehow both believable and astounding in its suspense, but above all, in a way that is sincere.
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Reading Progress

March 14, 2016 – Shelved
March 14, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
December 26, 2016 – Started Reading
January 11, 2017 – Finished Reading
January 22, 2017 – Shelved as: novel
February 10, 2019 – Shelved as: argenta-reading-series

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