This was a book I'd forgotten I owned and only ended up reading it through Sam picking a number from my spreadsheet catalogue (it's impressive) and I took that book to his to read. I fell in love with the story, so much so that I had to bring it home so I could read it quicker. I needed to know more.
Indigo Donut follows Indigo, a seventeen-year-old girl that has spent the vast majority of her life in the care system after she was found next to her dead mother's body. From this alone, you can see how hard-hitting this book is, however, each topic discussed is done so with the utmost care. We also follow Bailey, a seventeen-year-old mixed-race boy with a love of guitars and a huge crush on Indigo. They meet in sixth form and thus begins our story.
Whilst this was an adorable love story at its heart the book focuses on familial relationships and how a non-nuclear family is just as important and tightknit as a nuclear one. There were so many kinds of relationships depicted in this book. Friendships, relationships, family, how teachers interact with students. The story also looked at rumours, mental health, bullying and so much more.
A truly wonderful story, that for some may hit close to home.
Name: Indigo Donut
Author: Patrice Lawrence
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
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