Saturday, 24 May 2014

Infinite Sky



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Infinite Sky (Infinite Sky, #1)Title : Infinite Sky
Author : C.J. Flood
Rating: 4 Stars!!!
Hardcover, 271 pages
Published February 14th 2013 by Simon & Schuster UK

Synopsis:

When Iris' mum leaves home, her brother, Sam, goes off the rails and her dad is left trying to hold it all together. So when a family of travellers sets up camp illegally in front of their farm, its the catalyst for a stand-off that can only end in disaster. But to Iris it's an adventure. She secretly strikes up a friendship with the gypsy boy, Trick, and discovers home can be something as simple as a carved out circle in a field of corn..

Source : Goodreads







'Tell me again why you left. I'd love to hear it.'
'I didn't think I loved you any more.'

Infinite Sky is a combination of To Kill A Mockingbird and Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. It gives a touch of racism and prejudices within a certain family and this is one of the most painful thing that ever happened. For me, I really really hate/despise people who keeps on comparing me into other people they were pertaining that they almost have 'all of it'. It's infuriating. So I was definitely surprised how Infinite Sky gave the same feeling on me regarding this. It's surprisingly aching. I was just reading and reading then I felt hate. I don't hate the book. I hate certain characters who are judgmental. I hate them for judging Trick's family. Now this is really weird on my side because I'm astonished how every characters were gradually building up. Whether they are judgmental, jealous, happy, sad, angry or even in love, I admire how those feelings were expressed. That's why there's no denial that I hate certain characters in the book.

The reason why I said that it has a touch of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is because of Trick and Iris' twisted and forbidden love. Although Trick's family wasn't against Iris, it is the family of Iris who are so very against with their relationship. Her Dad and Sam would just call him 'gypo' and it really hurts for me. How can these people easily judge a certain person just by their looks and to what they are capable of? This is one of the essential part of Infinite Sky. It is the judgment of the characters into each other and it was executed clearly.

Other than that, I loved how Iris and Trick managed to compose their feeling at some point. In the middle of all the problems that they have in their own families, their hearts don't seem to mind them for just a while and it really eased up my mind for a bit. Because those rare chances of them to be together is simply precious. I realized that in every words that Trick says to Iris. Both of them accept the consequences of them being together and it was a total tragedy. A total knock-out on my heart to be precise. I don't expect that Iris' brother and Trick would go along into a fight that lead into death. I won't tell who died just to save your heart from pain. The lessons that they learned is not something that anyone can say 'shit happens', it is awfully more than that. Really, good luck on picking up your heart once you are near at the end.

The emotions were too overflowing that it just exploded and I was lucky enough to pick the pieces of my heart. Lastly, I saw on Goodreads that it was tagged as 'Infinite Sky #1' which definitely shows that there'll be 'Infinite Sky #2'. From that point, I am curious how can the author continue this tragedy that happened to Iris and Trick. But I can deal enough with so much pain right now so I am looking forward for the sequel or companion novel of this.
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