The Infinite

by Patience Agbabi

Part of the The Leap Cycle Series

Dystopian Fiction Children's & YA Fiction Science Fiction

The Infinite Synopsis


Leaplings, children born on the 29th of February, are very rare. Rarer still are Leaplings with The Gift - the ability to leap through time. Elle Bibi-Imbele Ifie has The Gift, but she's never used it. Until now.

On her twelfth birthday, Elle and her best friend Big Ben travel to the Time Squad Centre in 2048. Elle has received a mysterious warning from the future. Other Leaplings are disappearing in time - and not everyone at the centre can be trusted.

Soon Elle's adventure becomes more than a race through time. It's a race against time. She must fight to save the world as she knows it - before it ceases to exist . . .

What To Read After The Infinite

This Woven Kingdom
When Women Were Dragons
The Christmas Pig
Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Patience Agbabi Press Reviews

The Infinite is vivid, funny, exciting and inventive. But there are books that are all those things and still don't work. This works brilliantly, and the characters are so delightful that I don't think anyone could fail to like them. I was so fond of Elle and Big Ben that I'd have followed them anywhere. Patience Agbabi has created something fresh and original here, and I look forward very much to what she writes next -- PHILIP PULLMAN

A fascinating, original and smart adventure tale with a rhythmic prose style that leaps off the page into scintillating life. It has a magic all of its own -- BERNARDINE EVARISTO

This time-travelling tale is a thrilling adventure with brilliant characters. Imaginative, unusual, exciting and funny -

The Week Junior -

The Infinite is so adventurous that it lit up parts of my brain I didn't know I had. Patience Agbabi has caused a wonderful supernova deep in the literary universe . . . Elle is curious, questioning and fearless. What an inspiration. The future just got so much better -- BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH

Highly original . . . It's 2048 and kids have gone missing. It's up to Elle and a cadre of friends to unravel what's really going on across time -

Observer -

Exactly as brilliant as I thought it would be. An exciting, bold, witty and magical book -- KATHERINE RUNDELL, author of ROOFTOPPERS

Astonishing . . . I can't stop thinking about it, everyone should read it. It's rich and diverse and just brilliant -- FLEUR HITCHCOCK, author of THE BOY WHO FLEW

Elle is an engaging, self-aware character . . . and the environmental theme will strike a chord with young readers -

Guardian -

Fans of Hayley Long's Sophie Someone will love this imaginative time-travelling caper which follows 12-year-old Leaping Elle. A nail-biting adventure! -- JULIA FORSTER, author of WHAT A WAY TO GO

In this inventive, mind-boggling tale, Agbabi introduces us to Elle - determined, autistic, time-travelling crimefighter - whose voice will charm and astonish readers everywhere -- STEVE TASANE, author of CHILD I -

Other editions of this book

ISBN: 9781786899651
Publication date: 02/04/2020
Format: Paperback

View All Editions

More Books By Patience Agbabi

The Infinite
The Infinite
The Infinite
View All Books By Patience Agbabi

Share this book