Love Times Infinity
High school junior Michie is struggling to define who she is for her scholarship essays, her big shot at making it into Brown as a first-generation college student. The prompts would be hard for anyone, but Michie's been estranged from her mother since she was seven and her concept of family has long felt murky.
Enter new kid and basketball superstar Derek de la Rosa. He is very cute, very talented, and very much has his eye on Michie, no matter how invisible she believes herself to be.
When Michie's mother unexpectedly reaches out to make amends, and with her scholarship deadlines looming, Michie must choose whether to reopen old wounds or close the door on her past. And as she spends more time with Derek, she'll have to decide how much of her heart she is willing to share. Because while Michie may not know who she is, she's starting to realize who she wants to become, if only she can take a chance on Derek, on herself, and on her future.
Lane Clarke's debut LOVE TIMES INFINITY, about a 16-year-old girl busy with big dreams for college and the biggest crush on the school's new basketball superstar—but when her estranged mother suddenly reappears in her life, she faces important questions about the chances she's willing to take on herself and her future, to Alexandra Hightower at Poppy, in a significant deal, at auction, in a two-book deal, for publication in summer 2022, by Peter Knapp at Park & Fine Literary and Media (world English).