INDIGO BLUE by Cathy Cassidy


Age Range: 10 - 14
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Indigo, age 11, hides under the covers and turns the music up, but she can still hear the sounds of her sister Misti crying, her father Max shouting and her mother pleading. Despite Max’s apologies, Indigo’s mother is determined to leave. While Indigo is at school, she moves them from the cozy house that they called home for three years to a dank and dirty basement apartment across town. Shifting friendships, a lead in the class play and the attention of a cute boy are not enough to distract Indigo from the problems at home. Indigo’s mother attempts to make a home for them, but the threat that Max may find them and the pressures of single motherhood are too much for her. As she slides into depression, eventually agreeing to see Max again, Indigo is forced to take care of all of them. Real characters, intelligent dialogue and an energetic plot come together in this engaging story. (Fiction. 10-14)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-670-05927-7
Page count: 256pp
Publisher: Viking
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 2005


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