Indigo's Star

At home, kind-hearted dreamer Indigo is the one who holds the Casson family together, cooking meals and remembering to check up on the youngest, Rose. At school, things aren’t so simple. David, the horrid school bully, is making his life miserable… until a new boy, Tom, steps off a plane from America. Guitar-playing joker Tom is breezy, bold, easy-going and brave. He doesn’t care what anyone says about him, least of all the bullies. Soon Tom and Indigo are best friends and comrades in arms… and fierce little Rose adores Tom too. But the breath of fresh air that Tom breathes into Indigo’s life is about to have totally unexpected consequences…

“As funny and compelling as her Whitbread-winning Saffy’s Angel... Definitely a book to curl up with and enjoy in one single sitting.” The Bookseller

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    this book is great! definitely reading! loved it! 5 star

    2 June 2014

  • Not the book for me soz , although a good book for people who like books on friendship .

    5 March 2013

  • okay

    this book is ok. it is wearth reading but the story line was brill sorry for the people who loved it. i just only could read little bits at the time. so if you want a book to just dip in and out. that is the book for you.

    11 January 2009

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    Hilary McKay

    Hilary McKay is the award-winning author of many children’s books including the much loved Casson family series.


    Hilary’s awards include the Guardian prize for The Exiles, the Nestle Smarties prize for The Exiles at Home, and the Costa Award for Saffy’s Angel and The Skylark’s War.

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