When We Were Infinite
Beth and her high school friends Jason, Brandon, Sunny, and Grace are a close group who share everything. When they go their own ways after high school Beth, who was abandoned by her father, does her best to keep the friends together and it is this closeness and continued support of each other that helps them grow to understand themselves better and allows Beth to realize she was not to blame for her father leaving. This engaging, coming-of-age novel is suitable as an independent or literature circle novel, and explores growth, mental health, including suicide and abuse, racism, and friendship. Social considerations noted; sensitive, potentially triggering issues discussed.
coming of age
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English Language Arts