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The Fortunes of Indigo Skye Hardcover – March 25, 2008
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Indigo thinks there's a correlation between a person's order and his or her personality. (The book's first sentence reads: "You can tell a lot about people from what they order for breakfast.") When a stranger drives up to the diner on a Vespa, then walks in and orders nothing but coffee, Indigo is intrigued. The gentleman is polite and well-dressed, and he leaves behind a tip that's more than the coffee. The waitress and the regulars are naturally curious about this quiet guy.
Indigo's parents are divorced. Her father lives in Hawaii with his new wife, Jennifer, while Indigo shares her home with her twin brother Severin, her younger sister Bex, her absentminded mother, a chatty parrot named Chico, and a sneaky cat named Freud. The snappy dialogue that zings back and forth between the Skyes makes it apparent that they love each other and know each other better than anyone else. Even though money has been tight since their father/husband left, their home is a happy one.
"Vespa guy" comes into Carrera's a few more times, politely ordering coffee and saying very little otherwise. When she spies a pack of cigarettes in the pocket of his expensive suede jacket, Indigo can't help but tell him about the dangers of smoking. Her words are motivated by concern, not by moral superiority, and she hopes he knows she is being genuine, not judgmental.Read more ›
Until a new customer, nicknamed "Vespa Guy," enters the diner and Indigo's life. Not only does he enter her life, but ultimately he changes it forever when he leaves a two point five million dollar tip. Vespa Guy doesn't want anything in return. All he wants is a promise. A promise that Indigo will live a bigger and better life.
The money that was supposed to make her and her family's life all the better ends up making her life worse, much worse. People always say money changes everything. But will it change Indigo Skye?
The Fortunes of Indigo Skye, written by author Deb Caletti, is based around a basic question that everyone, at one point or another, has asked them: what would you do if you had a million dollars? Caletti excels at not only answering this question, but also puts perspective on how money can effect, not only ones life, but ones self. The plot is genuinely realistic, thought-provoking, and honest. Like the plot, Caletti's writing is fresh and sharp.
The Fortunes of Indigo Skye is largely character driven. Full of unforgettable characters, each one plays a pivotal role in not only Indigo's life and world, but the overall storyline. Readers will connect instantly with Indigo. Like her name she is an original character with a big personality, and an even bigger heart. Readers will be enchanted and endeared by her personality as well as her faults.
Caletti has managed to write a serious book that is still fun-filled and fancy free.
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A good read because
2) Has a good lesson, but isn't preachy
3) Likable characters with flaws, and flawed relationships
4) Unusual situation... Read more
Let me say these three words: I like it. I actually like it. Something about it drew me in instantly, which makes me happy, because I wanted to like Caletti. Read morePublished on June 23, 2013 by Kindle Customer
I love Deb Caletti, but this was not one of her best novels...it was very good though, and a quick read. It won't go under my favorites, but I am still glad I read it! =]Published on May 6, 2010 by Manadaaaa
I buy books for a teen library. I had heard of Deb Caletti as a YA author, and The Fortunes of Indigo Skye had a good premise: Indigo is a teen waitress who is left 2. Read morePublished on April 29, 2010 by C. R. G. School
I admit that when I first heard about this one I gaffed at the premise. (And no, I am not entirely sure what the word GAFFE means. Go figure.) It seemed a bit fantastical. Read morePublished on March 17, 2010 by J.A. Hernandez
Hello! the book I love I've read it a few times now. What I was not happy with was shipping. It took over a month to get my book. Read morePublished on September 6, 2009 by Melissa M. Garcia
Indigo Skye is pretty pleased with her life. She has an amazing boyfriend, she loves being a waitress at the homey neighborhood restaurant Carrera's, and while her family may not... Read morePublished on August 1, 2009 by And Another Book Read
I read this book to help my teenager with their book report. Although the ending was predictable, the book was fun and hard to put down. Full of witty and clever dialogue. Read morePublished on June 9, 2009 by W. Barber