Author: Melody J Bremen
I was interested in the concept behind this book, so I put my hand up to receive a copy for review. I think it is one of the best middle grade books I have read this year!
We start with a boy left to wait for his mum (who has a few issues). She doesn't return. Jade takes him under her wing and he soon thinks of her like a mother. He spends his days doing odd jobs for lunch money and pencils then spends the rest of the day drawing in box behind Burger King, while he waits for Jade to finish her days work. They make it through by living day by day. That is until Jade is caught shoplifting and taken away. Indigo is left to discover the world alone.
I really enjoyed the reality and innocence of Indigo's character. I wanted to wrap him up and take him home. But someone else that... an artist. Indigo is an artist too. They connect in an amazing way and he decides to paint the world... you will need to read to find out what this involves. The concept is brilliant. The writing is engaging. The characters are unique but real.
I connected with most of the characters in this book and quickly became a part of Indio's world.
This really is worthy of any school library's shelves.
Indigo is a boy with a dream. He spends his mornings in a refrigerator box, his afternoons shoveling snow, and his nights in the basement of a homeless shelter. But during every free moment, he draws and dreams of becoming a famous artist. His best friend Jade looks after him, but she is arrested for shoplifting and he's left all alone. With his box of pencils under his arm, he sets out on a quest to search for Jade and discovers a whole new world... full of the art he loves. His journey brings him friendship, family, and the courage to hold onto his dreams.show more