Infinite in Between

infinite in between

The Breakfast Club meets Boyhood in this striking young adult novel from Printz Honor author Carolyn Mackler, which chronicles the lives of five teenagers through the thrills, heartbreaks, and joys of their four years in high school.

"Characters live, grow, and ultimately come of age in a beautifully constructed world,” raved Kirkus in a starred review.

Zoe, Jake, Mia, Gregor, and Whitney meet at freshman orientation. At the end of that first day, they make a promise to reunite after graduation. But so much can happen in those in-between years. . . .

Zoe fears she will always be in her famous mother’s shadow. Jake struggles to find the right connections in friendship and in love. Mia keeps trying on new identities, looking for one that actually fits. Gregorthought he wanted to be more than just a band geek. And Whitney seems to have it all, until it’s all falling apart around her.

Carolyn Mackler skillfully brings the stories of these five disparate teens together to create a distinct and cohesive whole—a novel about how we can all affect one another’s lives in the most unexpected and amazing ways.

Infinite in Between received four starred reviews, was listed on several best books of the year lists, and is perfect for fans of books by Jandy Nelson, Sara Zarr, and E. Lockhart.

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Praise for Infinite in Between:


“Mackler keeps all five story lines clear, absorbing, and integral to the larger story of friendship, perseverance, and hope.”
             — Publishers Weekly, starred review


“Characters live, grow, and ultimately come of age in a beautifully constructed world.”
Kirkus, starred review


“A wonderfully written peek into adolescence gushing with relatability.”
School Library Journal, starred review


“[The characters’ insight, humor, and idiosyncrasies ring true.”
VOYA, starred review

“Carolyn Mackler has created a new way to tell the story of high school.”


  • ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults
  • VOYA Magazine’s *Perfect Tens*
  • Kirkus Best Teen Books
  • Chicago Public Library’s Best Teen Fiction
  • Texas Tayshas High School Reading List