Monday, March 3, 2014

YA Book Review: Indigo

Book Title: Indigo
Author: Alice Hoffman |WebsiteFacebook|
Publisher: Scholastic Inc
Genre: Children's Fiction
Series/Standalone: Series
Format: paperback
Cost: $varies
Pages: 84
How I got it: Family Library
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble |
Published Date: 1/ 2012
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Oak Grove is a dry, dusty town haunted by the memories of a past flood. Everyone dreads water--everyone except two brothers, Trevor and Eli McGill. Nicknamed Trout and Eel for their darting quickness and the thin webbing between their fingers and toes, the boys dream of the farthest seas and of a mysterious past they only half remember. In helping them reach their hearts' desire, Martha Glimmer, the boys' fierce and loyal friend, is intent on running away from memories of her old life--before her mother died, before her father lost himself in grief, before her heart was broken. Little do Martha, Trout, and Eel know that running away will leave them on a journey back to their own true natures.

This is a excellent little middle grade book.  Personally there was no mystery because I guessed about the a third of the way into the first chapter what the brothers were.  I thought it was a cute read and I'm sure younger kids would have a grand time attempting to figure it all out.

I'm a Alice Hoffman fan mainly due to Practical Magic, but I do love her other writings, I really enjoy the realism and the magic being combined, so this would be a great little addition for those love both of those, or who want their kids to love magical realism as well.  While reading it appears that there is another book and it might give more to this story.  I'm going to check the other books out as well.
A great read for the intended audience, and worked to help get me out of my slump.
Happy Reading

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