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The Infinite by Patience Agbabi

The Infinite

Patience Agbabi

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Category: Children's
Imprint: Canongate Books Ltd
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publication date: 2 Apr 2020
ISBN: 9781786899651

The Infinite is a mind-bending, time-twisting adventure for readers who loved Time Travelling with a Hamster and A Wrinkle in Time. The first book in The Leap Cycle series

3 stars out of 5
16 Apr 2020

"There’s a strong environmental theme here"

I wanted to like The Infinite, and it has a lot going for it. Elle is an engaging, self-aware character who knows she can be overly obsessive and the environmental theme will strike a chord with young readers. But the plot is thin, occasionally confusing, and often gets lost completely. There’s nowhere near enough suspense, an essential component of storytelling for this age group. The best bits are when Elle is with lovable, sharp-tongued Grandma, who really comes off the page. But those are too scarce.

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