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The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day

The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day

by Christopher Edge

ISBN: 9781788000291

It's Maisie's birthday and she can't wait to open her presents. She's hoping for the things she needs to build her own nuclear reactor. But she wakes to an empty house and outside the front door is nothing but a terrifying, all-consuming blackness. Trapped in an ever-shifting reality, Maisie knows that she will have to use the laws of the universe and the love of her family to survive. And even that might not be enough.

Reviews

Oscar - Kimberley School - 2019

A heart-gripping thriller! It has relatable characters that take you through a journey of love, death and Maisie's scientific knowledge to guide you through the complex and developed storyline. The only downside is that it can be difficult to cope with the questions it raises. If you find it difficult to understand, don't be afraid to read it over.

Jake - Kirkby College - 2019

This book is all about a young girl, Maisie Day, who wakes up on her 10th birthday in an empty parallel universe. This book has thrills, has ups and downs and has sadness at the other end of the corner.

Grace - Kirkby College - 2019

I really enjoyed this book! It was sort of confusing at the beginning but its gets clearer as you get towards the end! I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to read short books or has an interest in science! It was one of the best books I've read this year! I really didn't expect the book to end like that!

Illia - Kimberley School - 2019

The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day is a very interesting book some might even call it a page turner. Personally I think it is a very good book and it made me want to read on. Also the types of descriptions are very interesting as it gives detail to the book. I enjoyed the book, this is why I gave it a 4 out 5

Molly - Kimberley School - 2019

A great book! It was definitely confusing when I first started reading it but it was easier to understand as I read more. There are lots of plot twists, this book is easily a page turner. There were lots of technical science words in there but they were all explained in a way the average student could understand. I would reccommened it to anyone that is wanting a short book to read or that has an interest in science.

Jaia - Nottingham Girls High School - 2019

I enjoyed this book as it shows real struggles of academically gifted children and what they are feeling. It also gives real facts such as what a Mobius strip is and so on. But at one point, it got slightly confusing as to what was happening. I still really enjoyed it though!

Georgia - The Suthers School - 2019

This book was not to my personal taste. I found it slightly boring and extremely confusing. The ending was bewildering. I still cannot workout the ending. However, it did have some good description and the it had the basis of a great idea.

Hannah - The Suthers School - 2019

I found this book to be quite confusing and boring. I would personally not recommend it to anyone who doesn't like switching chapters or unfinished endings as this is what i didn't like about it.

Katie ` - Bulwell Academy - 2019

Fantastic, interesting book with a unexpected plot-twist towards the end. I really enjoyed this book, it was a real page-turner! The book is about a girl that is abnormally intelligent for her age and what she experiences. It was very well written.

Erin - Kimberley School - 2019

I think this is a great Si-Fi book that I couldn't put down! But is definitely for older readers as it can get confusing at points, That however has nothing to do with the incredible ending that really warms your heart.

Emily - The Suthers School - 2019

I liked this book but it was quite confusing. The bit that i fount quite confusing was that it changed times in the chapters which made it confusing and boring but after reading the ending i realised what was going on in the chapters and finally got the whole book. I also guessed the ending which didn't really make the book enjoyable.

Emily - George Spencer Academy - 2019

The infinite lives of Maisie Day was an amazing book with a lot of interesting parts. It was full of mystery and it was educational with lots of facts included. There was an extremely sad part and I did get a bit lost when it changed from scene to scene without any notice but overall I loved the book

Elyssa - Nottingham Girls High School - 2019

I enjoyed the book because of the fact that Maisy's life was split in to two lives at the start. The book was very gripping as well and was quite hard to put down! I think it will compete against the other books well.

Saanvi - Nottingham Girls High School - 2019

This book was very enjoyable as she was in alternate dimensions in alternate chapters. However, some parts were slightly confusing. The book had actual real scientific information which surprised me such as Möbius strip, black hole and infinity. It was quite short and I wished it was tiny bit longer. As I would have enjoyed the plot line more, if it was more developed and longer.

Nitya - Nottingham Girls High School - 2019

I thought that The Infinite Lives of Maisy Day was a fantastic book, because it left quite a prominent message about a lot of subjects such as peer pressure, jealousy and being left out. I really liked how metaphors were used, like the never-ending staircase.

Anna - George Spencer Academy - 2019

I like it because it was a very creative idea but I thought the way it was written was slightly confusing. it was good over all.

Natalia - All Saints Catholic Voluntary Academy - 2019

I hated the sound of this book at the beginning but once I started to read it I enjoyed the story and the ending was very interesting as I had not expected it.

Natasha - All Saints Catholic Voluntary Academy - 2019

I like how the author foreshadowed the end as the main character looked at the tv but I think the ending was quite abrupt

Jessica - All Saints Catholic Voluntary Academy - 2019

This was a book that I wouldn't usually read yet I enjoyed it quite a lot. The idea seemed confusing at first but was actually quite interesting, I liked it.

Gemma - Nottingham Girls High School - 2019

I love this book. I love how the author made one chapter without Maisy’s parents there and there was total blackness outside. The next chapter then has her parents there. At the end I like how the two stories are brought together for the ending. I would recommend this book to others.

Aleksandra - Ashfield School - 2019

I think that this book is out of this world!I could not put it down to see the explanation of what was happening.I would say this book is thrilling and spine-chilling. and definitely recommend it. Thank you

Catherine - All Saints Catholic Voluntary Academy - 2019

A very good book with an unexpected plot twist at the end. I really enjoyed this book because it kept me on the edge of my seat and it was a small quick read. it has a lot of science in it but all in all an incredibly good book.

Amelia - The Suthers School - 2019

This book was a good book, I read more than half of it within the first day. You understand the plot of the story when you reach the end of the book and everything makes more sense. However, throughout the book, I became very confused as to what was happening. There was no clear distinction between the change of subject for every chapter. Apart from this, this was a nice book, it is a quick read and is quite short. I also liked the design on every page as it added extra detail.

Tyler - Kirkby College - 2019

In most books you can usually tell what the ending is going to be. However in this book I had no clue what the ending was going to be, and I think that is the best part of this book. The author used a really good technique that made it so exiting throughout the whole book, always making me wonder about how science and the universe works. This is my second favourite book of all time now.

Lynsey - Bulwell Academy - 2019

The infinite lives of Maisie Day was a scientific story. It was a story from the point of view of a very mentally talented girl. It was confusing but I really liked it.

Lottie - Nottingham Girls High School - 2019

This story was really good after the second read. At first it is very confusing and I did not understand it

Lucy - George Spencer Academy - 2019

This book made me really emotional especially at the end. I got so engaged and I cried so much. The book was really gripping and made me want to keep reading. In the book it explains complicated science and theories from different scientists. Towards the end, there is science that has never been discovered before and the author makes up what could happen. overall it was a very good read.

Kyle - Kirkby College - 2019

A very confusing book at times but the ending makes everything make sense. There is a unique use of foreshadowing whilst making you think am she is in a simulation.

Bradley - Kirkby College - 2019

Very interesting and emotional! Maisie is in a simulation and it switches perspective. l I really enjoyed reading this book!