From Catherine, Teen Book Reviewer
author: Resau, Laura
The Indigo Notebook
The book, The Indigo Notebook by Laura Resau is a fictional book about a girl who travels the world with her mom. Each year they move to a different place, with a different culture and lifestyle. It takes a while to get used to it but the girl, Zeeta, eventually gets used to the change and can call the place her home. In her fifteenth notebook [one for each country they’ve lived in], which is indigo colored, she writes about meeting Jeff, Wendell, and many other people around Otavalo.
Wendell is on a quest for his birth parents, and Jeff is looking for someone to settle down with. They were both on the plane with Layla, Zeeta’s mom, and Zeeta. Zeeta desperately wants Jeff and Layla to like each other, because he seems like a Perfect Dad, and she thinks that she likes Wendell. The problem is, Layla isn’t into men like Jeff, and Wendell is in love with his ex-girlfriend. Zeeta thinks that both couples are getting closer through their quests: to settle down and make sure Zeeta is safe and to find Wendell’s birth parents. But will the unhappiness and dangers along the way ruin both relationships? Or will they continue as couples and make it through these rough times?? I liked this book because it shows how people can get over each other’s differences and still love each other. It also has a little drama, danger, and adventure in it. I think that this is a great book for teens to read!!