Infinite Sky

Infinite Sky

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A truly beautiful book about the summer that changed one girl's life, as her mum leaves home, travellers set up camp in the family's field, her older brother goes off the rails, and she falls in love for the very first time. Opening with a funeral, Iris is mourning the boy in the casket - but who is it? Sam, her tearaway brother, or Trick, her tentative boyfriend? Over one long hot summer, we find out just how their three lives were turned upside-down.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 22.1mm | 280g
  • Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 085707802X
  • 9780857078025
  • 187,420

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Infinite Sky is beautiful. It made me cry... I love how the place and the 'natural world' is like a character and... I love the romance - how it's more than a romance, really, and not at all sentimental or typical. * Simmone Howell, author of Notes from the Teenage Underground * I loved Infinite Sky. Thanks for introducing me to a fantastic new author. * Keith Gray, author of Ostrich Boys * C.J. Flood has hit upon a timely topic. Interest in the travelling community gathers momentum, and this is a serious story that asks some brave questions. * We Love This Book * Strong debut...She's one to watch. * The Bookseller * A beautifully written, poignant account of first love, so full of delightfully recognisable moments, it will have grown-ups welling up. * The Irish Time, Gloss magazine * Exceptionally good. From the first sentence... the story grips you... Moving, open-ended and remarkable. -- Nicolette Jones * Sunday Times Culture * 'Extraordinarily powerful . . . brilliantly visual and full of feeling' * Guardian * 'Every character is drawn with sympathy, economy and assurance' -- Amanda Craig * The Times * 'Loved by young adult journalists, CJ Flood's debut novel is also a burgeoning hit among adult readers' * Stylist * 'A beautiful, delicate debut' * Nathan Filer, author The Shock of the Fall *
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About C. J. Flood

Chelsey Flood is a UEA Creative Writing MA graduate and a member of the Lucky 13 writers group. Her debut novel, Infinite Sky, won the 2014 Branford Boase award.
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Rating details

1,597 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
5 21% (337)
4 35% (561)
3 30% (478)
2 10% (162)
1 4% (59)

Our customer reviews In Short - Infinite Sky is a unique read which tackles difficult 'subjects'. - I loved both the main characters and felt they were developed well. - I like how C.J. let the reader make their mind up about Trick and his character. - The storyline kept my attention throughout the book. In Long I haven't ever read a story like Infinite Sky before and I was excited to start reading it. I was intrigued by the storyline and wanted to get to know Trick's character and see how C.J. had written him. I really warmed to Iris right from the beginning; she's a young girl who is growing up in a house with two males and no one to really rely on. I have never been through something like Iris but I still felt like I could relate to her, she had a lot going on alongside growing up and being a teenage girl. While reading Infinite Sky I loved being able to go on this journey with Iris, getting to know Iris and the people in her life, especially Trick because I got to know him at the same time as she got to know him. I love how C.J. wrote Trick's character, she left his character open for the reader so they could make their mind up about him and didn't in any way try to make him a certain person. I really liked the pace which C.J. set the book at, it gave me as the reader a chance to get to know both Iris and Trick and therefore I was able to understand their actions throughout the book. The storyline itself wasn't one which gripped me until towards the end but it kept my attention right throughout the whole book and then got very gripping towards the end of the book! Final Thoughts Infinite Sky was a really good read which is a lovely story about coming of age. The characters had many different things to deal with throughout the book and I felt like I really went on a journey with more
by Jodie Lane
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