Alicia has had a long list of different diagnosis in her short lifetime and on a variety of medications to help her cope. She can suddenly begin hallucinating different worlds and scenarios and any given time. In one particularly vivid imagination Alicia is with her father and shot, in another she meets a boy named Jax whose world is dying and he asks for Alicia’s help.
At Alicia’s birthday party her long lost father shows up and explains to her that her hallucinations aren’t hallucinations but real worlds that do exist. The medication that Alicia had been taking is blocking her ability to see her true self and travel between the different worlds in which other versions of herself have led all kinds of different lives.
The Infinity of You & Me is one of those young adult reads that when finished I had to debate on how I felt about it in the end. It’s actually a wonderful and intriguing concept but I wasn’t a huge fan of the execution of the story. A tad bit confusing at times and the focus seemed to switch on me and not concentrate on the world traveling as much as I’d have liked it to.
Another thing with this one that kind of bothered me a bit too was that when Alicia began to learn of the different worlds and try to force herself to have one of her “hallucinations” she had to make herself bleed to do it. That was kind of a cringe worthy why in the world would the author make self-harm a part of the how’s to Alicia’s traveling, it just really didn’t sit well with me and another reason that side of the story needed more explanation and attention.
Overall, three stars for this one, it’s an interesting concept but I wasn’t a huge fan of the execution and story line.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.