However, Aiko’s stay in Japan is not quite the easygoing vacation that she expected. Her grandmother is openly hostile toward her, and she soon learns of painful family secrets that have been buried for years. Even so, she takes pleasure in meeting new friends. She is drawn to Taiga, the figure skater who shows her the power of persistence against self-doubt. Sora is a fellow manga enthusiast who introduces Aiko to a wide circle of like-minded artists. And then there is Kotaro, a refugee from the recent devastating earthquake in northeastern Japan.
As she gets to know her biological father and the story of his break with her mother, Aiko begins to rethink the meaning of family and her own place in the world.
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
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“Indigo Girl is a moving coming-of-age story that transports you to a rural Japanese farmland through the eyes of a half-Japanese teen who falls in love, gets to know her estranged father, and also just happens to have cerebral palsy. I give this book all the hearts.”
Margaret Dilloway, Momotaro: Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters and The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns