Review of Infinite Sky by C J Flood
Infinite Sky is a stunning novel from debut author CJ Flood.
Iris is thirteen years old when the novel opens at the start of the long summer holiday. She lives with her brother and father on a farm. As a family, they are coming to terms with Iris’ mother suddenly leaving them to go travelling.
The prologue opens with the funeral of someone close to Iris, but we’re not told whom it is. When some travellers arrive and start living in a field on the farm, the lives of Iris’ family are transformed forever. Iris befriends the travellers, whilst her father and brother are prejudiced against them. I loved Iris’ character from the very beginning, although she seems innocent she also seems very mature for her age and tries to support her father and brother. As her friendship with Trick grows, so does her confidence and maturity.
Infinite Sky kept me mesmerised from beginning to end. It is a spellbinding coming of age tale that throws heart break, anger, loyalty and love at the reader.
This is a really outstanding debut. It is beautifully written, evocative and heart wrenching in places.
CJ Flood is definitely an author to watch out for. I can’t wait to read her next book.
Thank you to Simon and Schuster for sending me a copy to review.