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Indigo's Star

  McKay, Hilary


Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Number of Pages: 265
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Genres:

School story

Material Type/Location:

Youth Fiction

Reading Level:

4-5
6-8

Awards:

ALA Notable Books
Voice of Youth Award Nominee

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Why I liked this title:

Indigo's Star is a companion book to Saffy's Angel and Permanent Rose, books about the quirky but charming Casson family. All of the Casson children are named for colors by their artist parents whose lives have grown apart. This puts stress on them all, but mostly on the youngest child, Rose. Tom, a visitor to England from America, stumbles into a bullying school situation in which Indigo Casson has had his head flushed in the toilet. It's an unusual beginning for a friendship that helps both boys deal with the changes in their families and with personal oddities that prevent them from making friends easily. Little Rose, too, forms a special friendship with Tom, and we see him and her family through her eyes. This is a sometimes sad book with very eccentric characters that leaves you feeling hopeful at the end.

Reviewed by: Louise Barnett on 12/20/2005

Similar Titles:

Saffy's Angel by Hilary McKay see our review
Permanent Rose by Hilary McKay see our review
All-Of A-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor
Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
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