Author: Paula Stokes
Series: Art of Lainey Novella
Publisher: HarperTeen Impulse
Date: August 5th 2014
Seventeen-year-old Micah Foster is looking forward to the return of his girlfriend, Amber, who's been away in Los Angeles recording an EP with her band. But when Amber returns home on the anniversary of Micah's dad's death, something feels different and Micah pushes her away.
Over the next week, as Micah tries to repair his relationship with Amber, he relives the events of the past few years and recognizes a pattern. His friends and family are right--he self-destructs every April, right around the time his dad died, hurting people he cares about in the process. Will Amber be this year's casualty? Or can Micah escape his past in time to fix his present?
“Infinite Repeat” was a cute read! Not too surprising if you’ve read The Art of Lainey, which was just adorable. In this novella we see Micah’s life before The Art of Lainey takes place and get to know all of those secrets he had in the book. Well, they weren’t necessarily secrets, but he wasn’t entirely open about them either.
“Infinite Repeat” doesn’t have the same falling-in-love factor that The Art of Lainey did, which was a bit of bummer since it wasn’t my favorite part of the novel. It does give us more insight and background into Micah’s character so if you love him, this might be worth checking out! You definitely don’t need to read the novella in order to follow The Art of Lainey though and it didn’t add much to the original story.