by Elana K. Arnold


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467738491
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/2015
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: 980L (what's this?)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Elana K. Arnold is the author of several books for young readers. She lives in Huntington Beach, California, with her husband, two children, and a menagerie of animals.

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Infandous 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is absolutely fabulous! Not your typical YA novel. Loved the characters and setting. Fortunately, you're warned at the beginning this is not a fairy tale! A wild ride with Elana K. Arnold.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I never return to review novels on here, but this one is just too good not to. It has the potential and will to alter the way in which you view your own life and it poses questions that demand answers. It is both haunting and beautiful and to say that I recommend this novel would be putting it lightly.
MissHammond More than 1 year ago
I read this book in two breathless sittings (and would have read it in one sitting if Real Life hadn't interfered). Although it is a slim read, do not be deceived--this book packs quite a punch. It's the story of artist and surfer Sephora Golding, whose life in Venice Beach has recently started to echo some of the darker myths and fairy tales centered around women--like Sleeping Beauty and Persephone, for example. As she navigates the summer before her senior year, she struggles to come to terms with changes to her relationship with her mother, a recent passionate encounter, and an uncertain future beyond graduation. I won't say more regarding the plot because I think it's best to experience this book--and its surprising, subtle twists--with as little information as possible. The setting of Venice Beach is vivid and immediate, as is Sephora's keen, observant voice. Arnold's writing is expressive but precise, both dreamy and brutal. Infandous is an exploration of many things--poverty and wealth, mothers and daughters, girl friendships, and what it means to be a girl in a world where girls are routinely exploited, harrassed, and objectified. This is a book that twists your gut, breaks your heart, makes you think, and, ultimately, leaves you with a feeling of hope--for Sephora, and for girls everywhere.