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A Well Crafted Coming of Age Story
on 25 July 2013
Infinite Sky is not a clichéd coming of age tale. It is a story of first love and of the tragedy of loss - the main character of the book suffers several losses of one sort or another. I would say that most of all this is a book about relationships and the tricky minefield of emotions that we humans have to negotiate in order to have relationships of any kind. It is about how people cope with loss in different ways (anger, denial, numbness) and about the things that are not said as well as those that are. It is about beginning to realise that adults are fallible and do not have all (or any of)the answers. Ultimately it is about a girl finding her own way in the world.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and found the main character both interesting and convincing. Flood writes with a fresh and engaging voice; and most importantly for me the book is well written. I have lost count of the times I have put down a book for children or young adults in frustration at the sloppy writing.