Caletti, Deb. The fortunes of Indigo Skye.

Author:Rosser, Claire
Position:Young adult review - Book review

CALETTI, Deb. The fortunes of Indigo Skye. Simon & Schuster. 300p. c2008, 978-1-4169-1007-7. $15.99. SA

I'm a great fan of Caletti's YA novels and this one didn't disappoint me. You may remember her from Honey, Baby, Sweetheart, which was a National Book Award Finalist, or for The Nature of Jade, Wild Roses, and The Queen of Everything. Indigo Skye is nearly an adult. In her last semester of high school, she is happy with her waitressing job, and willing to keep working at the cafe until she figures out what she wants to do with her future. Unlike most 18 year olds, she is grounded, confident, and observant. Perhaps these are the qualities that attract the attention of the Vespa guy, a handsome, quiet customer who sits with a cup of coffee, not wanting to talk. A few words are exchanged along the way between the Vespa guy and Indigo, and these words are the catalyst for an incredible gift: the Vespa guy leaves Indigo a check, a tip, of two and a half million dollars. You may think this is ludicrous ... well, when we know more about the guy, it makes sense. He is an entrepreneur who has plenty of money and doesn't know how to live. Indigo's few words help him to make some basic changes.

Now, we all would start wondering how we would spend this bonanza. And it is interesting...

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