The Fortunes of Indigo Skye
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 l...more
Indigo Skye is pretty pleased with her life. She has an amazing boyfriend, she loves being a waitress at the homey neighborhood restaurant, Carrera's, and while her family may not be well off, they sure are filled with love.
While some situations may not be ideal, Indigo knows she will always be supported by those she loves. Whether it is her direct family or her family over at Carrera's (also known as the Irregulars), she knows she always has someone to tur ...more
Here is a quote a few pages in that shook me to my very core:
He kisses me and our tongues loll around together, like seals playing in water.
Uhhh I never want to kiss anyone ever again.
You know, I really hate books about working class folks written by middle/upper class folks who don't seem to grasp what that actually means. They don't automatically call their mothers "Ma" and spend mealtimes talking about what they'd buy i ...more
a) Need a break from YA
b) Need a break from Deb Caletti
c) Just don't like this book
I do know that I don't really like the main character. At all. She is a little too... self-aware or self-righteous or self-something for my taste. When I was 18 I was a moron. Either way, I just can't finish this book. I can hardly make it through a chapter a day, and if Faith didn't finish it I feel like it's ok that I don't either. Thank you, Faith, for saving me.
The Fortunes of Indigo Skye was, frankly, all over the place. There wasn't really a plot line or anything; it was just events happeni ...more
My biggest complaint about this book is that it was not a quick read. Maybe that sounds stupid, but the writing style is just one that I can't read quickly... I don't even know what it was... the short sentences, maybe? But the 298 pages took WAY longer than they should have. You know what else ...more
In its simplest, The Fortunes of Indigo Skye, is a story of a girl who loses and finds herself. Indigo Skye is a waitress. She's happily content with being a waitress. She loves her life in fact. But when one of her customers leaves her a big tip--as in crazy big--then Indigo's life beco ...more
Nevertheless, I still enjoyed the book. I thought Indigo was a rather likable character, how selfless she was and how carefree. She seemed to really love her life and only with the money she is given is sh ...more
I think the idea of the story is overall decent, but the book is just SO slow and honestly, just not that exciting. Also, I hate Trevor. Their relationship is everything I hate. They're 18, high school seniors and ...more
This book was very nice to read. It could have been better, but it didn't need to be.
I very much liked the emotions of the main character, she never lets herself stray too far outside of her own morals, but she pushes the limits just enough to let you know she can be careless.
The characters are a bit flat, but not super flat, and there isn't much development of their personalities (even though this is the supposed central theme of the book) but you still get a bit of a feel for them, it's just m ...more
This book was confusing for me. I think that Caletti always has significant lessons and all her books and the ways she uses words is very intriguing. However, this storyline was just boring for me. I mean, the only thing that happens is that she gets a lot of money.
Plus, I thought that her family and friends were treating her differently when she got the money, so I can understand why she would be mad/frustrated with them. I mean, they just assumed that they could use her money beca ...more
-Caletti is a babbling writer, if that makes any sense. She has this habit of letting her words just flow and flow, and she LOVES twists so much she injects it every-freaking-whe ...more
Premise, Indigo Skye has a couple million dollars given to her because she was honest about her dislike/hatred of smoking.
She was working a job as a waitres, a lower class member of society and a sort of social outcast at her school.
The story proc ...more
What would you do if you were handed two and a half million dollars one day, out of the blue? Would you save it and put the money away until you found wise investments? Would you indulge in a few choice trips or luxuries you had always wanted? Or would you splurge and spend excess amounts on those luxury items you have always longed for, but never been able to afford? In The Fortunes of Indigo Skye, a fictional novel written by Deb Caletti, the protagonist, Indigo, is faced with this exact dile...more
This book takes place in a small town outside of Seattle. They live in a city that has two different neighbourhoods, the rich people and the poor people. Indigo and her family live in the part of the city for poor people because neith ...more