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Wednesday 26 April 2023

Review: Indigo In The Storm

Indigo feels invisible and worthless. Broken due to her mother abandoning her because she is that sort of kid, she now lives with Noni and Aster, who watch out for her. She longs to be seen, and perhaps if she is, her mother will return to her.  

Angry and destructive, Indigo builds walls so no one can get close. Left with a brain in chaos, she believes that nobody other than Noni and Aster would take an interest in her. They know what being different is like. 

So does Xavier, Aster’s best friend who lives with the black dog. 

But, Indigo secretly loves bugs, various scents, and her artistic gift.

Things change when Liam comes to her school. He too, is different. He is judged by his appearance at the posh school they are forced to attend due to proximity. 

But appearances can be misleading, and that doesn’t mean Indigo will be his friend. 

The story evolves. Changes occur in the lives of these three characters who are out of place in the world they live in.

Everybody is more than one thing. A sense of belonging and the discovery of their creative inner world brings transformation to the lives of these young people who are different; that can’t become something else but can learn to live with being the way they are – different and beautiful.

Descriptions are built with words that are visually powerful, filled with subtle but meaningful environmental messages that creep into the story, creating awareness of the need to protect the planet.

Indigo in the Storm is about finding a place to belong, leaving behind what can’t be changed, embracing new beginnings, and how families can be built.

Brilliant in every way, Kate Gordon’s companion book to Aster’s Good, Right Thing will not disappoint.

Title: Indigo In The Storm
Author: Kate Gordon
Publisher: Riveted Press, $16.95
Publication Date: 1 March 2023
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780645218039
For ages: 11 - 14
Type: Middle Grade Fiction