- File Size: 626 KB
- Print Length: 352 pages
- Publisher: GenZ Publishing (October 20, 2017)
- Publication Date: October 20, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07577TT2W
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,350,081 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Cassie was just a normal 8-year-old. She was told to watch her 3-year-old sister and of course didn't want to. She was too far away from Sophie when a woman grabbed her from her playhouse and put her in the back of a station wagon. Now it's been 5 years and she still feels guilty. She is determined to find Sophie no matter what it takes even when her family decides that maybe it is time to move on.
Alexis has been extremely sheltered her entire life. And by sheltered, I mean she has never been allowed outside or to go to school. Her mother relents and sends her to one day of public school which results in Alexis making a friend and skipping class to go see what else is out there. Because of this, her mother essentially locks Alexis in the house for good.
Though they live on opposite sides of the world, their stories are about to intertwine. What will happen when they do?
I enjoyed this book tremendously. I couldn't put it down except for the part where I had to take a break because I couldn't see the page for my tears. I look forward to reading more by this author!
Cassie grows up way too early for her age. After her sister Sophie is kidnapped, she becomes the adult in the household often taking care of her parents, cooking, cleaning, and making sure her parents are okay. Cassie also becomes the face of the family during interviews, public appearances, and stories surrounding the abduction of her sister. But, deep down inside, she is not this put together person she shows to the world. She has fears, uncertainty, and even goals for her own future. She is only thirteen years old and has the weight of the world on her shoulders.
We also learn about Alexis and her family during this dual perspective story. Alexis is sheltered by her mother, never really getting the chance to see the outside world. Alexis lives through her television shows as its the only learning she ever receives and what she perceives the outside world to be. She is eight years old and all she craves is to be like normal children going to school and making friends. She is taught that going outside is dangerous and there are bad people who will only hurt you. Why can’t she be like everyone else?
I really love Cassie. She is such a strong teen that never gives up hope. She is the rock that holds her family together when her parents start to crumble. She really had to grow up way beyond her years and you can see this by the things she does like making grocery lists, planning dinner menus, making sure her parents have their meds, that they get up out of bed. I am in awe how she tackles on all of these real life issues with a mind more wise beyond her years. At the same time though, I had a hard time with some of the things she does and says because they were very adult in nature. I had to keep reminding myself that she is only thirteen years old. This period didn’t last too long though. Eventually, as more time passes and she gets older it's easier to see her being an adult and doing adult things, more so than when she was thirteen years old.
I also had this same issue with Alexis. She is only eight years old, but a lot of her thoughts and actions portrayed her as being much older. Her only saving grace is you get glimpses of the child she really is through her fantasy stories she makes up and the diary that she keeps. One thing I did like is her naivety. She saw the world through the eyes of a child.
The mystery surrounding Sophie and her disappearance has some major twists that I didn't see coming. They were well played and executed. Even I was shocked once everything slowly starts to be revealed. Allison Stowe really hits you with the twist and keeps you guessing pretty much to the end.
I really enjoyed Infamous. It is well written and shows the horrors that a family can face when something happens to their child. Overall, Infamous is a solid mystery that will keep you guessing up until the very end. Which the ending also has an additional twist I was really surprised about and in a way was very satisfying.
Our first main character is Cassie Waterson and Infamous starts out with eight year old Cassie playing in the front yard with her three year old little sister Sophie. Cassie was put in charge of her little sister by their parents. Cassie was a little upset at being put in charge as that meant she couldn’t ride her car around the yard as they were told to stay close to the house. Cassie likes driving her car as she likes to go real fast. Cassie keeps inching out further and further away from the house when she hears Sophie calling her name and she looks around to see what she is hollering about now she sees a woman has taken Sophie and is putting her in a car and driving away.
Cassie becomes famous after her sister is taken by being interviewed on TV. Cassie knew her little sister was out there somewhere and she was never going to stop looking for her. Cassie’s home life had change drastically. Cassie and her parents had changed roles. Cassie had to become the parent. There were days that her parents couldn’t even get out of bed.
Our second main character is Alexis Aldridge who lives an ocean away from Cassie. Alexis lives with her mother in London and Cassie lives in Canada. Alexis is not allowed to go outdoors as there are bad people out there who could take her away from her mother. Alexis has never had a friend and sometimes probably wonders if there are any little kids out in the world like her. Alexis wishes all the time that her mother would take her to the park and then take her to McDonalds.
Infamous will draw you in from the beginning and not let go until the end. It will draw on the heart strings as well it will have you in tears on more than one occasion. Alexis and Cassie both will have you in the need for a box of tissues.
Infamous is unlike any story I have read before. It is one of those books that will have you guessing what is going to happen next and trying to figure out what is happening and whodunit but that is all you will do is guess and that ending is one that I never saw coming. Infamous is one of those books that will stay with you long after you have read the last page. It is one of those books that you would love to see on the big screen.
I would recommend Infamous to all who loves thrillers, suspense, mystery and an all around great book.