This book was really, really hard for me to read. It covers some difficult territory that– for a time– almost made me dread reading the story. Now, that said, I tore through this book, and in the end, I think it was tremendously well-written. Smith is a genius with words, and she made me feel a hundred different ways while reading this book.
A Sense of the Infinite is ultimately a story about Annabeth and Noe, best friends since ninth grade and now having a rough go of their friendship as senior year ensues. Wow, could I ever relate to this storyline. You could have substituted Annabeth and Noe’s names with mine and my high school best friend’s. It was so interesting to see Annabeth make all these college plans for the two of them and know from personal experience, Girlfriend, it ain’t gonna happen.
There were some really serious storylines in this novel, most of which are too spoilery to share. It is not a fluffy book at all; it is hard but incredibly rich– like life.