Wednesday, June 20, 2007
#40 -- Indigo by Alice Hoffman
From the Publisher
13 year-old Martha Glimmer is convinced this is the worst time of her life. Her mother died, she grew 7 inches, and she has to put up with a woman who plys Martha's lonely father with food and opinions about how 13 year-old girls should behave. Martha longs to leave Oak Grove and travel. Martha's best friend Trevor and his brother Eli also want to leave Oak Grove. Nicknamed Trout and Eel because of the thin webbing between their fingers and toes, they long to see the ocean. Together, Martha, Trout, and Eel are going to find the true meaning of home -- in very unexpected places.
Both of my daughters read this (13 & 11 years old) and they both told me that I should read it. I did and I really enjoyed it. Really gets across the idea of the true meaning of friendship, family and love. I quite enjoyed it and I look forward to reading some of Alice Hoffman's adult novels.