A truly beautiful story 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... show more
A truly beautiful story 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....
Publish date: 2014-02-14
Edition language: English
Series: Infinite Sky (#1)
You know those kinds of novels where you just keep reading these almost "normal" narrations, but then you find yourself get gutted (and heart-wrenchingly wounded) time and time again? C. J. Flood's Infinite Sky is exactly like that. Right in the beginning of her pubescent years, Iris is learning how...
I finished this book last night and wow it was amazing. I connected to it on a very personal level, as I went through something similar to what Iris does at the end of the novel and it really brought up a lot of feelings for me, though it made those parts pretty hard for me to get through. I actuall...
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left Iris's family has been falling apart, her dad has been drinking too much and her brother Sam has become angry and withdrawn.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 the...
This is a very beautifully written book, and I absolutely loved the described relationship between Iris and Sam, but I was never really invested into the other characters and I felt that the last couple chapters hit you over the head with the you should be grieving-ness.
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...
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