Atheneum Books for Young Readers,
First US edition.
True love is never lost--but how much loss can it endure? Iris confronts the complexities of family and prejudice in this exquisite and searing debut novel. Just two months after her mother abandons her family, leaving her gruff, introverted father to raise two children alone, Iris watches a family of gypsies set up an illegal camp in the paddock by her house. The gypsy boy, Trick, is restless and warm and full of life--he'll settle when he's in his grave, he tells Iris--and she feels as though she understands him completely. Yet even as Iris's secret friendship with Trick blooms into something more, tensions run high between their families. Iris's father is bent on evicting the travelers, and her beloved brother Sam is impulsive, lost, and headed for trouble. But Trick might not be everything he seems, and as Iris struggles to find where her loyalties lie, all of the prejudice, vulnerability, and anger that surrounds her collides in an unspeakable tragedy. Like love, and like sorrow, the blue summer sky is infinite in this coming-of-age story that is both breathtaking and heartbreaking.
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|Grouped Work ID||6bb60ec5-65e6-fdc9-2856-7dc64769e529|
|Grouping Title||infinite sky|
|Grouping Author||flood c j|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-01-01 23:53:44PM|
|Last Indexed||2020-01-19 23:53:37PM|
|author||Flood, C. J.|
|author_display||Flood, C. J|
Cane Ridge High
Antioch High - Teen Fiction
Cane Ridge High - Teen Fiction
|display_description||After her mother leaves and her brother and father grow increasingly distant, thirteen-year-old Iris finds solace and friendship in Trick, a fourteen-year-old gypsy boy.|
Cane Ridge High
Dysfunctional families -- Juvenile fiction
England -- Fiction
Family problems -- Fiction
Friendship -- Fiction
Prejudices -- Fiction
Romanies -- Fiction
|title_full||Infinite sky / a novel by C.J. Flood|