Thursday, October 06, 2005

Indigo's Star

Hilary McKay has written a companion novel for Saffy's Angel.
"Indigo awoke with a strange feeling of doom hanging over him. It was a minute or two before he realized what it was. Monday. His school clothes were draped across a chair, black and shadowy gray."

School bullies -- Indigo has experienced their wrath -- have you heard of a "swirlie"?

Indigo Casson has missed most of a year at school because he had mononucleosis. He is not looking forward to going back to school. Indigo is not pleased when his sisters, Saffy and Sarah, step in to defend him as the bullies are ready to attack. Then, he meets Tom, an American living with his grandmother, who does not let the bullies get to him. This friendship helps Indigo face his fears.

Listen to an excerpt or read an excerpt.

Other books that deal with the theme of bullying:
  • The Girls by Amy Koss
  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Hoot by Carl Hiassen
  • Kissing the Rain by Kevin Brooks
  • Inventing Elliot by Graham Gardener
  • Star Girl by Jerry Spinelli
  • Wringer by Jerry Spinelli
  • Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah

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