Friday, May 07, 2010

The Fortunes of Indigo Skye


Title: The Fortunes of Indigo Skye

Author: Deb Caletti

Date Finished: April 16, 2010

Personal Book Count: 17 out of 100

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Genre/ Subject: Young Adult Fiction

First Line: You can tell a lot about people from what they order for breakfast.

Why did I pick this book?: caught my eye at the library

Summary and Review: description taken from

“I suddenly see where I'm standing, and that's at the edge of change - really, really big change. Eighteen-year-old Indigo Skye feels like she has it all - a waitress job she loves, an adorable refrigerator-delivery-guy boyfriend, and a home life that's slightly crazed but rich in love. Until a mysterious man at the restaurant leaves her a 2.5 million-dollar tip, and her life as she knew it is transformed. At first its amazing: a hot new car, enormous flat-screen TV, and presents for everyone she cares about. She laughs off the warnings that money changes people, that they come to rely on what they have instead of who they are. Because it won't happen...not to her. Or will it? What do you do when you can buy anything your heart desires -- but what your heart desires can't be bought? This is the story of a girl who gets rich, gets lost, and ultimately finds her way back - if not to where she started, then to where she can start again.”

Indigo was a fun character. She was sensible and quirky and I didn’t have trouble buying her as a teen at her place in life. She has an ‘old soul’ but at the same time experiences the angst you would expect from this type of book. I did find that this books was slow getting started, and didn’t feel like anything really happened until about halfway into the book. The other thing I thought, is when the inevitable about turn came, it was contrived, rushed and unbelievable. But it did show a certain realism with the all or nothing mentality of that age. I was really amused by Jack, the dog “mascot” at the diner. He kept popping up in a way that I (a huge dog lover) could really appreciate. There was a good wrap up at he end, but it had a feel to it like it was trying to hit me with a moral, which I hated. All in all, I’m glad I read it, but equally glad I got it from the library. If another book by this author crossed my path, I would certainly read it, but don’t see myself searching any out. =D

Agree? Disagree? Recommendations? Any insights, suggestions, or comments on the book or format, or blog at all are most welcome. If you have read this and/ or review it yourself, please let me know. Can you think of any books like this? Give me a recommendation! =D

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