The Infinite Pieces of Us

The Infinite Pieces of Us Review

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 truth. Now for the consequences: an empty swimming pool, a water-sucking cactus outside her window, a goldfish rescued from a church festival, and Esther’s thirst for something real.

Step one: forget about her first love. Step two: make allies. Esther finds them in Jesús from the local coffee bar; a girl named Color who finds beauty in an abandoned video store; Beth, the church choir outcast; and Moss, a boy with alluring possibilities. Step three: confess her secret to those she hopes she can trust. Esther’s new friends do more than just listen. They’re taking Esther one step further.

Together, they hit the road to face Esther’s past head-on. It’s a journey that will lead her to embrace her own truth—in all its glory, pain, and awesomeness.

Title:The Infinite Pieces of Us

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  • 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 th...

  • Schizanthus

    Content warnings include abandonment, homelessness and homophobia.When Esther’s family move to Truth or Consequences they are weighed down by all of the lies, secrets and judgements they bring with ...

  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps

    1 STARAnother Amazon Prime free monthly book bomb.Esther has a baby and her holy roller stepfather moves the family from Ohio to Truth or Consequences, NM. Esther’s family subtly slut shames her. In...

  • Tejas Janet

    There were aspects of the story I liked and enjoyed reading about, and then there were others I really didn't....

  • Shari Ring Wolf

    Great book, but......I found it hard to believe parents could be so clueless and care so much about "how things look" in this day and age. No email address allowed? Not leaving the house because a tee...

  • Kristy

    I quit at 38%. This was just terrible. It was like reading an obnoxiously vague Facebook post...just come out and say what happened already! So much angst, so many try-hard metaphors. I'm glad I got t...

  • Lisa (Remarkablylisa)

    MY RATING: 2/5 STARSI received a copy from Thomas Allen & Sons in exchange for a honest review. Reader, I would like to let you know that after reading 'The Upside of Falling Down' and 'The Odds of L...

  • Pamela

    Esther has to move from her home in Ohio to somewhere in New Mexico. Why? Because she was a pregnant teen who gave her baby away for adoption. The baby's father is Amit, a fellow math lover with golde...

  • Claire Gillian

    The math part did nothing for me, alas, so all the infinity references and "complex math problem" filler notes kind of lost me. Other than that, the prose was easy to read and it had plenty of deep, n...

  • Samantha (WLABB)

    I don't know if I will be able to properly express how much I loved this book, but be certain, I LOVED this book! When I first met Esther, she was suffering a double-dose of broken heartedness. She ne...