Indigo Blue

( 27 )

Overview

Indigo's mum has had it with her boyfriend, and has moved her girls out of their cozy home and into "the flat from hell." Indie is not about to show anyone how it really feels, especially not her best friend, Jo. But the truth is, the neighborhood is bad, the heat's useless, and there's little to eat. It's hard for Indie to ignore such a drastic change—but with a little sister who's too small to understand and a mum who's feeling desperate, Indie is the one who's got to take ...

See more details below
Paperback (Reprint)
$7.99
BN.com price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (39) from $1.99   
  • New (11) from $2.26   
  • Used (28) from $1.99   
Indigo Blue

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$7.99
BN.com price
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.

Overview

Indigo's mum has had it with her boyfriend, and has moved her girls out of their cozy home and into "the flat from hell." Indie is not about to show anyone how it really feels, especially not her best friend, Jo. But the truth is, the neighborhood is bad, the heat's useless, and there's little to eat. It's hard for Indie to ignore such a drastic change—but with a little sister who's too small to understand and a mum who's feeling desperate, Indie is the one who's got to take charge.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Fed up with her abusive boyfriend Max, eleven-year-old Indigo's Mum moves her family into a dirty and gloomy basement flat. Once settled, Mum and Indigo enthusiastically refurbish their apartment. But soon Mum is depressed and neglects herself and her children. Indigo is overwhelmed with concern for her Mum, her schoolwork, caring for her toddler sister Misti, and household chores. Sadly, Indigo keeps her emotions bottled up. Desperate for help, Indigo calls Mum's only friend, Jane. One night Indigo overhears Mum tell Jane that she called Max. Mum makes matters worse when she agrees to see Max again and asks Indigo to baby-sit Misti. Hours later the young girls are awakened by police officers who take them to see their bruised and battered Mum in the hospital. After a three-month hiatus with Indigo's Gran, Indigo's family looks forward to a bright future. In this title, author Cassidy writes about several important issues--domestic violence, depression, family bonds, and friendship. This story has social value because it demonstrates to the young reader that even the most difficult problems can be overcome. 2005, Viking, Ages 10 up.
—Mary Jo Edwards
School Library Journal
Gr 4-7-Indigo, 11, is a super-responsible kid with a weak, unstable mother. She tries to take care of her toddler sister and to ignore the fights between Mum and her abusive, live-in boyfriend. She attempts to fit in with her more conventional classmates, cope with a strict teacher, and enjoy time with her friend Jo. Life is bearable until Max's bad temper turns physical and Mum flees with the children to a dilapidated basement flat with a dour and suspicious landlady. Things get even more complicated when Jo turns temperamental and tryouts for the school play add a competitive aspect to many of the kids' relationships. For a story filled with problems, this is a surprisingly bright book, with a sympathetic main character and an absorbing plot. The first-person, present-tense narration grounds events with a straightforward immediacy, as does the emphasis on physical details, from nail polish to foods to the smell of mold in the apartment. Yes, Indigo learns to face her feelings rather than hide from them. She also learns the meaning of true friendship. Cassidy seems more committed to telling Indigo's story than hitting readers over the head with a message. A British import with a refreshingly light touch.-Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
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)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142407035
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 9/7/2006
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 602,853
  • Age range: 10 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 830L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.11 (w) x 7.81 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Cathy Cassidy has been writing ever since she can remember. She went to art school in Liverpool, England, before getting a job as fiction editor at a British teen mag–where she loved every minute of it! Later, she got married and had a big party with fireworks and a chocolate wedding cake, before switching careers to become an art teacher. Several years and two children later, a friend talked Cathy into finishing a children's novel she'd started... and this is the result!

Cathy lives in south-west Scotland with her husband Liam, two children, three cats, two rabbits, and a skinny, hairy dog named Kelpie, who was the model for Leggit in Dizzy. She still teaches art two days a week and writes the problem page for a British teen magazine. You can find out more about Cathy by checking out her website and watch out for her next book, Indigo Blue.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 27 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(19)

4 Star

(6)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 27 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    Best book from Cathy Cassidy!

    This book was amazing and definetly a page turner! I would recommend this to tweens/preteens!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2012

    Couldnt put it down!!!!

    Indigo blue was amazing and touching. YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK!!!! And me, i dont like to read but i couldnt put this book down!!!!! *NEED TO READ THIS!!!*

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2013

    Awesome

    This book is one of the most interesting that i have ever read.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    Great

    I have only read half of it and really enjoyed it

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2012

    Indgo blue

    Indgio blue is sooooo heart warming

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2012

    None

    Cathy Cassidy is my favorote author. I cannot find any of her books, but I want to read more.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    Amazing and touching

    Sad yet it lights up your heart

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2011

    Awesome

    I have read this book before and i loved it that time this time i love it even more. I have read other cathy cassidy books like scarlet and dizzy....... all of them are as gid as this one!!!!!!!!!!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2011

    Excellent Book

    I read this book a few years ago and it's one of the best books i think I've ever read. It's full of emotion and it's just great.
    I think for ages between 11-14 maybe younger.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2011

    Awesome

    Loved it

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted January 11, 2011

    couldnt put it down!!!!!!!

    love lllovee this book

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    Indigo Blue Gets the Blue 1st Prize Ribbon!!!

    I really loved this book! I finished it in less than 24 hrs.! The problem in the story just makes all the more interesting!!! Indigo Blue is an OUTSTANDING read!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2008

    I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!

    This book was the best book I have ever read in my life. Cathy Cassidy does a great job about interesting teen girls attention in every chapter. This is about what alot of teens are interested in and are going through right now and is very very GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have recommended this to 5 people so far and they all have loved it as much as i have! All Cathy Cassidy books are fabulous!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2007

    a reviewer

    Indigo Blue isn't Cathy Cassidy's best compared to Dizzy (if you people who rated Dizzy lower than 2 stars are reading this, this is DA BEST book ever, and i don't see how u could NOT like it) and Scarlett. The story was good, but didn't give me the warm, fuzzy feeling that the romance and charm of Dizzy and Scarlett. I recommend this book for kids ages 10-12. If you're older than that, you might not like it

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2007

    Just amazing!

    I love Casey Casiddy and her books are just so good! now im reading Scarlett and i finished Indigo Blue in just 2 day because i was so into the book i read it so much! i loved it! and i would read it AGAIN and still, enjoy it. [must read book]

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2006

    Great book!

    This Book was wonderful. I got it from the library and read it in one day. It shows how you should always trust your insticts and your past expieriences. Higly recomended.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 27 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)