Rave Reviews Log: Realistic Fiction

October 23, 2006

Indigo's Star

By Hilary McKay
Rating: 4 1/2 stars
Reviewed by Noelle

Indigo is part of the Casson family, who are all named after colors by their artist parents. After a long illness, Indigo is back at school and is mercilessly bullied by a group of boys, making his life rather miserable. Things begin to look up, however, when Indigo meets Tom, the new American boy at his school, who has a talent for music and doesn't particularly care what the bullies think. Tom has some heartache of his own, since he is sulking after the birth of his new baby sister and missing his father. Rose, Indigo's sister, is also experiencing some heartache since the Casson's father is almost always in London at his studio there. She works tirelessly to find a good enough reason to get him to come back home to her. The three end up forming a firm friendship, which supports them and enables them all to grow. You can't help but fall in love with the Casson family, who are unorganized but always loving. If you want a fast-paced adventure, don't pick up this book, but if you want to love what you are reading, try it out. A bonus is that there are more books about the Casson family, including Saffy's Angel, Permanent Rose and Caddy Ever After. Read more about Hilary McKay.


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