Pub.Date: March 25th 2008
Age Range: 12 and up
Pages: March 25th 2008
Source Of Copy: from publisher - Simon & Schuster USA
Eighteen-year-old Indigo Skye feels like she has it all - a waitress job she loves, an adorable refrigerator-delivery-guy boyfriend, and a home life that's slightly crazed but rich in love. Until a mysterious man at the restaurant leaves her a 2.5 million-dollar tip, and her life as she knew it is transformed.
At first its amazing: a hot new car, enormous flat-screen TV, and presents for everyone she cares about. She laughs off the warnings that money changes people, that they come to rely on what they have instead of who they are. Because it won't happen...not to her. Or will it? What do you do when you can buy anything your heart desires -- but what your heart desires can't be bought?
A slow paced book about a rare topic that you might want to pick up on your free time. Not an mind-blowing one but one of the best Deb Caletti books I've read so far.
The thing that makes me like The Fortunes Of Indigo Skye more than other books by this author is that even though it's still slow, there's something very exciting about it. Less monologue and character analysis, more conversations and actions. The female lead is stronger too. Instead of blending into the background like in Wild Rose or Honey Baby Sweetheart, she's now the real center of the story.
The Fortunes Of Indigo Skye has a pretty good storyline and it comes off naturally. Everything makes perfect sense and believable. Deb Caletti's stories are usually very realistic, because even with a happening like getting a 2.5 million dollar tip, the author manages to portray it in a calm and collected way. You don't feel the excitement or the climax of the book. Things goes on and on and on until the end and that's why it's relatable. On the other hand, the book may appear boring to a large number of readers.
Indigo is an okay character to me. As stated above, I like her better than any female protagonists in Deb Caletti books that I've read. She's witty, funny and her personality is strong, making her very memorable. I like how she changes and her confusion when dealing with the sudden fortunes she's received. Also, as always, Deb Caletti has included a crowd of random characters around the lead. I was annoyed by this in previous books, but this time, surprisingly, they're very likable.
On the large, if you want to read Deb Caletti books, I suggest starting with this one.