Infinite Sky (2020)

Infinite Sky C.J. Flood Infinite Sky Iris Dancy s free spirited mum has left for Tunisia her dad s rarely sober and her brother s determined to fight anyone with a pair of fists When a family of travellers move into the overgrown paddoc
  • Title: Infinite Sky
  • Author: C.J. Flood
  • ISBN: 9780857078032
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Paperback
Infinite Sky C.J. Flood Iris Dancy s free spirited mum has left for Tunisia, her dad s rarely sober and her brother s determined to fight anyone with a pair of fists When a family of travellers move into the overgrown paddock overnight, her dad looks set to finally lose it Gypsies are parasites he says, but Iris is intrigued As her dad plans to evict the travelling family, Iris makes friends wIris Dancy s free spirited mum has left for Tunisia, her dad s rarely sober and her brother s determined to fight anyone with a pair of fists When a family of travellers move into the overgrown paddock overnight, her dad looks set to finally lose it Gypsies are parasites he says, but Iris is intrigued As her dad plans to evict the travelling family, Iris makes friends with their teenage son Trick Deran is a bare knuckle boxer who says he s done with fighting, but is he telling the truth When tools go missing from the shed, the travellers are the first suspects Iris s brother, Sam, warns her to stay away from Trick he s dangerous, but Iris can no longer blindly follow her brother s advice He s got secrets of his own, and she s not sure he can be trusted himself Infinite Sky is a family story about betrayal and loyalty, and love.
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  1. Reynje

    And all the time the same question flails around my head, like a hawkmoth round a light bulb Is it possible to keep loving somebody when they kill someone you love C.J Flood s debut, Infinite Sky, is a novel that is at once both understated and emotionally devastating a story that unfolds gradually with a quietness that belies the impending tragedy.The prologue hangs like a shadow over the following pages of the novel It is made clear from the start that this is a story marked by death, but by w [...]

  2. Isamlq

    I m still crying This despite knowing early on that something sad was going to happen the very first chapter prepares us for it, but not really not at all Reading this one and feeling all the things that it has me feeling, has me wanting to reevaluate what type of book gets a four or five star rating from me nowadays, because honestly, if it s about the emotion, Infinite Skies deserves all my 4 5 star emotion based ratings and then some, because I m still crying here I am certain that anyone who [...]

  3. Irshad

    Infinite Sky by C.J Flood is a 4 5 star for me.I picked this book out just based on the synopsis that some betrayal was about to take place I wanted to indulge myself in a bittersweet novel and this definitely filled that pothole for me The story starts out slow with background information being delivered This included the location of the protagonist, her surroundings, her family members and also the gypsy boy This was crucial in the development of the story And to top that, a map of Iris s town [...]

  4. L. Lim

    I was really excited for this book LIKE YOU WOULDN T BELIEVE I was nearly hyperventilating when I entered the bookstore, and I was near tears, and I all could whisper was, Praise Jesus, Lord, You are so good, over and over again.And you know, the synopsis seemed appealing to me, and the cover was nice too, so I thought, why not, right There aren t many bookstores where I live, and it s a blessing just to stand in a large one outside the country Infinite Sky is about Iris Dancy, whose mother uppe [...]

  5. Martinxo

    This excellent book comes under the category of young adult but don t let that put you off It s a great story and I shed a little tear at the end Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh

  6. Cat InTheNet

    Muiiito perto das 4 estrelas Acho que o que me fez gostar menos foi o facto de ter demorado muitoo tempo a l lo, mas estas ltimas p ginas deram cabo de mim Tive de parar v rias vezes para ver se n o me esva a em l grimas Tive muito perto de deitar umas quantas Chocked on feelings deve ser a express o que mais define Dos melhores YA s que tenho lido ultimamente.

  7. Sarah

    4.5 starsEver since her mum left Iris s family has been falling apart, her dad has been drinking too much and her brother Sam has become angry and withdrawn Iris is only 13 years old but she is the one who is trying to hold them together, she does her best to take care of the house and cook for them all but it isn t easy and she s left feeling sad and alone The day a family of travellers move onto their land changes everything, her father and Sam are both angry and want the travellers gone but I [...]

  8. Becky

    Infinite Sky is a beautifully written story of first love and loss It s a bittersweet read which squeezes the heart and fills you with a longing for something that s just out of reach.From the very first page, the most striking thing about this book is the quality of the writing It has a beautiful simple sound to it It reads as if the author considered every beat, every single word, every simile It doesn t come across as flowery language or particularly poetic It s an earthy, honesty in the wor [...]

  9. Kit Grindstaff

    I loved this book As a Brit expat, its Englishness gave me a sweet longing for those slow, lazy summers that Flood describes so well here But don t be fooled by sunny fields and cornfield hideouts they re woven through with the very gritty stuff of abandonment and loss, judgment and prejudice, in a compelling and heartfelt story told through the understanding eyes of its main character, Iris Left by their mum, Iris and Sam face summer with their dad, who s busy drowning his sorrows Sam, particul [...]

  10. Lucy Powrie

    You can read of my reviews at Queen of ContemporaryIn this deep and heartfelt novel, Flood appeals to the readers emotions and sends them on a whirlwind journey of discovery.When a family of travellers move into the paddock behind Iris Dancy s farmhouse, she is immediately transfixed Who are these people, and why does her dad hate them so much This book deals with tough subjects such as prejudice and discrimination and I think those subjects were dealt with in a very good manner The hostility t [...]

  11. Soumi

    An exceptionally good coming of age story of a thirteen years old girl Iris, which broke my heart and mended it at the same time The book was told from POV of Iris, narrating in a voice which was pretty unusual yet believing It felt like I saw her world through her eyes.Living in a broken family and dealing with her own teenage problems was pretty hard for Iris, until a new gypsy family moved to her father s land and she quickly developed a friendship with their boy Trick Deran Her father told h [...]

  12. Neil (or bleed)

    My detachment with this book is so high that even the later parts should be deftly sad and moving, I wasn t moved and felt sad At all I don t exactly know why but I just can t connect with Iris the mc and the other characters involved in this story Infinite Sky is not a bad book It s not even boring, too, but when I m not emotionally invested with the characters and even with the story, it tends to topple on the boring direction even it wasn t.Infinite Sky is a family story Iris is trying to liv [...]

  13. Heather

    This review can also be found on my blog The Mis Adventures of a Twenty Something Year Old Girl.When I first heard of Infinite Sky by C.J Flood, I knew it was a book that I was going to have to read as soon as possible Firstly, because I have a thing for Irish travellers I find them fascinating Secondly, it sounded like a really good read I must say that I fell in love with this story.Infinite Sky is a coming of age story told by thirteen year old Iris Iris mother has left her, her brother, and [...]

  14. Kristine

    Original review can be found at kristineandterri 24.5 starsI received an advanced readers copy of this book from Atheneum Books for Young Readers via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Thank you I am writing this review minutes after putting the book down and I will warn you that my eyes are puffy and my emotions are raw This book did not just give me that awful lump in my throat but tears that ran down my cheeks.It is evident from the prologue that something terrible happens and the ver [...]

  15. Matisse

    It s been months since I read a book as touching and heart achingly beautiful as Flood s Infinite Sky The novel opens simply enough We meet Iris, the thirteen but not yet fourteen year old protagonist There is her broken family, the gypsy caravan that has taken residence in her farm, and Trick, the cute traveler boy who lives with them It s all set up to be a cute little boy meets girl story Not until the fifty page mark or so do we realize that Infinite Sky wants to transcend YA conventions ent [...]

  16. Jodie

    booksforcompanyIn 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 LongI 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 [...]

  17. Siew Ee

    With these words in the prologue, Is it possible to keep loving somebody when they kill somebody you love , I asked myself whether I should go on After all, the author has prepared the reader for the worst I did read on because of two main reasons 1 to find out who was the killer and the victim, both of whom were close to her heart and 2 What happened Ahem that basically meant reading the whole book There s Iris, a thirteen year old girl weathering a difficult teenage phase following her mother [...]

  18. ReadingToTheStarsAndBack

    Originally reviewed at ReadingToTheStarsAndBack Infinite Sky was so emotional, I actually teared up towards the end.Some reviewers have pointed out that it can be a little vague in places, but I think that s how it s meant to come across.There was an innocence to Iris that was refreshing after reading YA novels that are about older teens.In some ways it reminded me of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green Not just because it contains death, but there was a spark in this novel similar to TFiOS.The [...]

  19. Kirsty

    Infinite sky is a beautiful book which will make you smile and break your heart at the same time I enjoyed it thoroughly and whizzed through it in one sitting because I literally couldn t put it down For me this book was really about the relationships you form with people and the challenges those relationships can face The story follows Iris a teenage girl who makes friends with the gypsy boy who are camped up on her father s land Her father is very prejudice against the gypsy family from the ou [...]

  20. Iffath

    I started INFINITE SKY with the expectation of something pretty, something that would take my mind off things It was, and it did.The novel is about 13 year old Iris, who befriends a mysterious gypsy boy, whose family has taken up residence near her home Gypsy travellers are seen in a very negative manner in the story, Iris father even forbidding her to talk to any of them But her eyes are not prejudiced, and so begins a heart warming relationship with the boy, Trick.I really liked Iris character [...]

  21. Nicole McInnes

    Though I know Chelsey through our mutual author group The Lucky 13s, that has no bearing on the fact that INFINITE SKY is one of the most gorgeous YA novels I have ever read The story of young teen Iris simultaneously dealing with her mother s essential abandonment and her own curiosity about the gypsy like boy and his family who have set up camp nearby is unusual and compelling Characters are explored so beautifully through their actions and dialogue that I often marveled at the author s abilit [...]

  22. Amber (Books of Amber)

    I was expecting Infinite Sky to be a beautiful and captivating read, but unfortunately it didn t live up to those expectations It was pretty dull Despite being bored for most of the book, I did get kicked right in the feels towards the end.Full review booksofamber 2013 01 i

  23. Amanda Sun

    What an astonishing book Lyrical and beautiful, Flood finds deep meaning in the smallest of things, each feeling familiar and at the same time, a wonder I saw myself in Iris, trying to make sense of the complex adult world that we must live in, even as a child This is a stunning debut by an incredible talent Infinite Sky is an absolute delight, and Flood is an author to watch.

  24. Emma Pass

    This book is gorgeous, and utterly heartbreaking I read it a few weeks ago and I still can t stop thinking about it You will need several boxes of tissues for this one

  25. Abbie Lucy

    DNF at48%So after reading this for a few days I have ultimately decided to put it down where I am I didn t find myself trapped in reading this book or sucked into the story at all I didn t care about the characters or anything that happened to them and even when I was nearly half way through nothing really happened I really don t find myself often reading contemporary novels as I always need something constantly happening in a book to keep me reading I maybe read like five or so a year As I am s [...]

  26. Emmeline

    I feel like I know what this book was trying to do, but it didn t quite make it in my opinion I was constantly confused, and I feel like it didn t really have a purpose except to put characters through awful circumstances and then ruin whatever point it was trying to make That said, it was written in a style I love, and kept me glued to the page the whole time, hence the three stars.

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