The Fortunes of Indigo Skye by Deb Caletti
As far as Indigo Skye is concerned life is great. She has a family who loves and appreciates her. She has a job at Carrera’s, the local diner, that she loves. It’s full of good-natured, salt of the earth friends. She has a boyfriend who doesn’t mind her wobbly ass, even if sometimes she does. Life is perfect, even though she’s near penniless.
Until a new customer, nicknamed “Vespa Guy,” enters the diner and Indigo’s life. Not only does he enter her life, but ultimately he changes it forever when he leaves a two point five million dollar tip. Vespa Guy doesn’t want anything in return. All he wants is a promise. A promise that Indigo will live a bigger and better life.
The money that was supposed to make her and her family’s life all the better ends up making her life worse, much worse. People always say money changes everything. But will it change Indigo Skye?
The Fortunes of Indigo Skye, written by author Deb Caletti, is based around a basic question that everyone, at one point or another, has asked them: what would you do if you had a million dollars? Caletti excels at not only answering this question, but also puts perspective on how money can effect, not only ones life, but ones self. The plot is genuinely realistic, thought-provoking, and honest. Like the plot, Caletti’s writing is fresh and sharp.
The Fortunes of Indigo Skye is largely character driven. Full of unforgettable characters, each one plays a pivotal role in not only Indigo’s life and world, but the overall storyline. Readers will connect instantly with Indigo. Like her name she is an original character with a big personality, and an even bigger heart. Readers will be enchanted and endeared by her personality as well as her faults.
Caletti has managed to write a serious book that is still fun-filled and fancy free.