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Indigo Blue

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  3,550 ratings  ·  150 reviews
'I need a seriously brilliant daydream . . . because everything is far from OK . . .' When Indigo's mum announces that they're moving - just Indie, Mum and baby Misti - Indie doesn't understand. Why the hurry? Where are they going? Will her best friend, Jo, still be there for her? In a dingy old flat with a grumpy neighbour, no heating and only biscuits to eat, Indie begin ...more
Published March 1st 2005 by Puffin (first published January 1st 2005)
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Best Cathy Cassidy Book
2nd out of 23 books — 57 voters
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Angela O'donnell
I was recommended to read this book following a discussion with my 10 year old cousin. I was a bit surprised that she would be reading about such sensitive issues at her age but she is well above her own reading age.
Cathy Cassidy addresses some very sensitive issues in this story with the main issue being about domestic abuse. I think she has written the story subtly from Ingido's point of view, and Indigo does not fully understand what is truly going on between her Mum and Max. I think it is th
This is my first Cathy Cassidy's book and I've become her huge fan since then. This book is really amazing. It reflects the social issue(domestic violence) in reality.
The main character Indigo is a 11-year-old girl who lacks confidence. She loves daydreaming because she can control everything in it. It's kind of sad because she's just escaping from reality... But in some ways,she's also brave.She never cries or complains or feel sorry about herself.
The character Jo is so “real” and I think we'
Sydney Wirebaugh
Indigo Blue is a good book I think. It makes you think. Indie has nothing. She has a mom and a baby sister Misti. My least favorite character would have to be Max. He is abusive, both physically and verbally. At the end of the book he almost kills Indie's mom in a car crash. My favorite character would have to be Indie. She is so strong. Her life is like crumbled up and thrown in the trash. My favorite part is the part when Indie tries out for the classroom play. Indie really wants to be in that ...more
Maisha Zahir
This book beautifully portrays what children has to go through because of family rift, and the challenging responsibilities the elder sibling has to face, no matter how young they are. It was a good read. :)
Was rummaging through some of my old books today, deciding what to keep, what to give to a charity shop, etc. Then came across this! Indigo Blue. I couldn't possibly give this book away. I loved it. So so so so much. I read it first when I was 10, and I was hooked on Cathy Cassidy. Absolutely hooked. The only other book out by her at the time though was Dizzy, and I remember impatiently waiting for another book of hers to come out.
Even though I loved the others of her books that I have read too,
Owl Reader
Indigo blue is very sad but I like real-life fiction and this book made me cry, so get out your tissues ladies
'Indigo Blue' is a story written from the point of view of an eleven year old girl, Indigo. She lives at home with her mum, Anna, her mums boyfriend, Max and her sister Misti. However, after another vicious night, Indigo's mum tells Indigo that her and Misti will be moving out and going elsewhere away from Max. Scared and confused, Indigo follows her mums wishes and constantly reminds herself that it's her mums fault Max left her, her mum is clumsy, always has bruises and is often forgetful so s ...more
Naisha Pande
Indigo is the closest one like me compared to any of the others in the Cathy Cassidy collection. She's pretty, cute and has a perfect life. All until her mum and Max get divorced and she has to stay with her mum in a dingy old flat. I love the book so much and it made me cry. Seriously. I rate the book 5 stars because it's fast paced, funny, emotional and totally AWESOME.
really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really aWESOME
This was the best book i have evr read it is amazing there is no other book i would recomend anyone who loves to read this is the book for anyone Cassidy you have done it again blown me away to the bits bits i tell u bits
Mia Sebti
Indigo is a very special kind of girl. She wakes up very early every day, arrives to school an hour early. When she is at school, she takes a book and sits down in the playground.
Sometimes she imagines lions, and tigers attacking her or any other thing that pops up in her imagination.
Her best friend Jo goes to gymnastics and swimming club. She reads scary books and teen magazines. She plays violin and collects stuffed animals.
Indigo doesn’t do all of these things, her only real passion is daydr
Indigo Hadlington
Love this book read it when I was 8 ( I think) after my grandma bought it back from America!
I think I like it because it is full of drama and the main character has the same name as me!
It was great love it very moving and inspirational about a wonderful family that went through hard time's. Readers you must real this book do watse time read it now
Amazing. A bit of a shock that my 11 year old devoured this and it's really a fairly intense subject, but well written and definitely makes me want to read more!
Siani * )
This Book Has So much Drama In It! Its Really Good
Michelle Bridges
Indigo blue is a deep book about some troubling real life issues, namely domestic violence. Indigo is dealing with that between her mother and her boy friend Max and also some friend issues at school. Indigo is 11 and portrays these events in a real and easy to relate to way. I think girls would like to real about her and her drama but since it is such a sensitive issue I think that I would be careful who I recommend this book to. It's not that difficult of a read 3-5th could read it, but only s ...more
Charliee' (Ohana means family)
A real adventure. A true friend. Meet... Indigo Blue

Bluebells, bluebirds, blue skies, blue jeans.
Indigo's mum loves the colour blue- it's the colour of all her favourite things.

When mum announces that they're moving- just Indie, Mum and baby Misti-
Indie doesn't understand.
Why the hurry? Where are they going?
Will her best friend, Jo, still be there for her?

In a dingy old flat with a grumpy neighbour, no heating and only biscuits to eat, Indie begins to realize that her mum's got a reason for runn
As I love Cathy Cassidy, I didn't doubt this book wouldn't be interesting. I was right! Yes, it was a little short for me but overall it was fantastic.
Eleven-year-old Indigo is just a simple, normal girl with a best friend. That is, until she goes out of school one day and finds her Mum and her little sister in a car with a bunch of boxes in the back. They're moving. Indigo is sure they are moving because of her mother's boyfriend Max, and its right. Mum wants to forget about him, and it is quit
Fadilla Putri
I LOVE Indigo Blue!

Despite the fact that it is a children's book, it presents us with real-life problems. I think we should have and read more books like this. In Indigo Blue, I see that Indie needs to carry burdens that she shouldn't suppose to bear. I was like reading adults' life and problems told with the perspective of a young girl; broken heart, fear, injustice, jealousy, assault, all described perfectly with Indie's innocent perspective. This book reminds us, adults, that whenever parents
Sarah Sammis
Indigo Blue by Cathy Cassidy was on the recommended shelf at my public library. I can see why they added it but I'm not sure how review the book.

Indigo is twelve when she is abruptly moved from their comfortable but somewhat broken home into a damp, cold and moldy flat. Her mother has had enough of her abusive relationship with her current boyfriend and has to flee to save herself and her children. After that though the mother and her daughters are too stubborn and too proud to ask for help. So
Cathy Cassidy writes about sensitive issues in a way, that it is not very disturbing and you still understand. I wish I read her books when I was in Grade 6 or something, because then I would've enjoyed it more. I still like them now. They are highly entertaining for a small read. Indigo Blue focuses on Domestic Violence, and good job done on that. :) I would have liked if Anna would press charges on Max, because that would teach the young readers to stand up against the wrong.
This was a great and quick reading. The characters felt real and raw, and the dialogue was clever and witty. Cassidy could so easily throw you into a different atmosphere in a couple of sentences, which I so admired. She could create a light-hearted fictional world, yet keep the hard-hitting situation realistic and frightening. Beautiful writing. I hope to enjoy more of Cassidy's work.
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I should say that this book was, well, OK. Indigo Blue is about a thirteen year old girl named Indigo who has a mum that has a boyfriend (her mum has gone through a lot of boyfriends) who seems like an older brother to Indigo and her mum, little sister and Indigo are living in her mum`s boyfriend`s house which is like heaven to Indigo. That is until Indigo`s mum gets in a serious fight with her boyfriend and that takes Indigo`s family downhill to a cruddy little house were Indigo, her little sis ...more
Phoebe Alicia
This was the first book by Cathy Cassidy that I ever read. I believe I was about 10 or 11 and I absolutely loved it! I would definitely recommend this book for girls who are discovering boys and relationships.
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I read this book when I was in grade school. I loved it so so much. When I got bored of reading, this was the book that got me reading again.
Catie Nowakowski
I adore this book! I relate very much to the characters in most of Cassidy's novels, and this one just hit home a little more.
there really needs to be a sequel!
I hope Cathy reads this!
I still think she should end up with shane!
I am a serious Cathy Cassidy fan, but i didn't think this was one of her stronger texts. usually creating such strong memorable characters I felt that Misti especially was lacking when you compare her to the likes of Cassidys Scarlet, Cat and Mouse and Anya
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I was born in 1962 in Coventry (scarily ancient, I know). I wrote my first picture book for my little brother when I was eight or nine. I loved making comics, too - pages and pages of picture stories, features and competitions.

I went to Art College in Liverpool, then got a job as fiction editor on the fab and legendary Jackie magazine.

I have worked as agony aunt on Shout magazine and also as an ar
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