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The Indigo Notebook An exciting new series from the acclaimed author of Red Glass Zeeta s life with her free spirited mother Layla is anything but normal Every year Layla picks another country she wants to live in This

  • Title: The Indigo Notebook
  • Author: Laura Resau
  • ISBN: 9780385736527
  • Page: 191
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Indigo Notebook By Laura Resau, An exciting new series from the acclaimed author of Red Glass.Zeeta s life with her free spirited mother, Layla, is anything but normal Every year Layla picks another country she wants to live in This summer they re in Ecuador, and Zeeta is determined to convince her mother to settle down Zeeta makes friends with vendors at the town market and begs them to think of upstAn exciting new series from the acclaimed author of Red Glass.Zeeta s life with her free spirited mother, Layla, is anything but normal Every year Layla picks another country she wants to live in This summer they re in Ecuador, and Zeeta is determined to convince her mother to settle down Zeeta makes friends with vendors at the town market and begs them to think of upstanding, normal men to set up with Layla There, Zeeta meets Wendell She learns that he was born nearby, but adopted by an American family His one wish is to find his birth parents, and Zeeta agrees to help him But when Wendell s biological father turns out to be involved in something very dangerous, Zeeta wonders whether she ll ever get the chance to tell her mom how she really feels or to enjoy her deepening feelings for Wendell.Praise for Red Glass A captivating read School Library Journal, StarredBook Details Format HardcoverPublication Date 10 13 2009Pages Reading Level Age 10 and Up

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    1. The reason why I picked up this book was because I absolutely fell in love with Resau s writing in Red Glass Her writing is still impecable here, but a little different like it should be Zeeta the seeker and Wendell the wanderer collide paths when they both meet in the colorful country of Ecuador For Zeeta it s just another move, but she has this restless unease of not being normal and the feeling of not belonging to one place Wendell on the other hand does have a home, but is looking for a miss [...]

    2. What a sweet book It s a quick read, but it s laced with the same feeling of wanderlust that made me love The Bean Trees There definitely are kids out there who are raised on the road like this, kids who feel like they are responsible than their parents Although I ve met people who could have been Zeeta, I ve never encountered a book written from this perspective, let alone one written for young adults I get excited when books I read give voice to an overlooked population, no matter how small, [...]

    3. While The Indigo Notebook contained interesting cultural points, it also possessed plenty of underdeveloped plot structures.The best aspect of this book was its foray into the lives of foreign denizens the main character, Zeeta, has visited an abundance of countries while traveling with her mother She can speak seven different languages, not all fluently, but enough to survive as a passing tourist Through her perspective the reader can garner gratuitous cultural knowledge of the Ecuadorean Andes [...]

    4. It s been than a week since I ve read this book but I do remember that I thought the writing was great It flowed beautifully and seemed effortlessly Resau can definitely write no doubt about it.The plot is Zeeta helping an American boy, Wendell, find his birth parents in Ecuador The other subplot is Zeeta s mother turning herself normal, instead of being free spirited and irresponsible as she has always been Really I loved the story and Zeeta is very observant Wendell is nice though I don t rea [...]

    5. Laura Resau writes so elegantly that I would probably enjoy reading her grocery lists Creamy butter that melts softly under the sultry Arizona sun In this book we have the main character, Zeeta, who has just moved to yet another country with her flakey, irresponsible, promiscuous mom Zeeta meets and gets involved with Wendell who is in Ecuador searching for his birth parents The adoption angle of the story had me choked up during one part It s very sweet and probably influenced by the fact that [...]

    6. In the country of ecadour two people find each other Zeeta has wandered the world with her mother while Wendell has always been sheltered at home Zeeta longs for what she believes normal is and Wendell has always longed to find his birth parents.Remember the saying be careful what you wish for.rings very true here for both of them As Zeeta s mother tries to conform to a typical household that Zeeta believes is righte sees her mother turn into a person she no longer knows Wendell has the typical [...]

    7. Having read the author s recent book, The Queen of Water , I wanted to read her earlier work of fiction set in Ecuador Well, The Queen of Water is ostensibly fiction, but is based on real events In The Indigo Notebook , the author introduces us to a very interesting and likeable mother daughter duo, fifteen year old Zeeta and her free spirited mother, Layla Zeeta is the product of a one night stand on a beach and so doesn t know who her father might be Layla has moved every year of Zeeta s life [...]

    8. If you had one wish, what would it be Zeeta asks.Zeeta wishes for a normal family Gaby wishes for happiness Wendell wishes to find his birth family And so begins a story woven in Ecuador with threads of Remi, Spanish, love and longing The way I see it, people think they know what they want, and it turns out they don t have a clue, responds Gaby.Resau shows us this truth through a beautifully written story of searching for wishes and what we think we want And it turns out, Gaby is right We don t [...]

    9. I listened to the audio recording of The Indigo Notebook and I m not quite sure how to review it My general impression is that I enjoyed it, but as I sat down to review, I realized I was calling out mostly things that troubled me I tried again and again, but this is what I keep coming back to I ll leave it to you to draw your own conclusions.I ve always loved travel books and The Indigo Notebook has that exotic location charm in spades The setting of small Andean town, Otovalo, is described in l [...]

    10. THE SUNDAY FAMILY READI came across this author on someone s blog and must apologize to said blogger for not remembering who you are But thanks so much because The Indigo Notebook turned out to be a unique and wonderful YA read.The story opens as 15 year old Zeeta is flying from Laos to Ecuador with her flighty, blissed out, aging hippie mom Layla, the mom, likes to move to a different country every year, making her living as an ESL teacher and hooking up with equally dreamy and usually feckless [...]

    11. Reviewed by Monica Sheffo for TeensReadTooAt fifteen, Zeeta s life as been anything but ordinary In those fifteen years, she has lived in fifteen different countries with her flighty single mother, Layla.To document her many experiences and the interesting people she has met along the way, Zeeta keeps a journal Each journal is a different color to symbolize the country she was living in at the time.This year, she s in Ecuador, where she first meets Wendell, an American boy in search of the birth [...]

    12. I liked this story enough to read it a couple times Laura created a wonderful book which is fun, colorful and easy to read The characters all seemed very much like they could be real people I Loved Zeeta and her mother Layla s relationship Layla is a free spirited woman who loves to travel to exotic places Zetta has lived in 15 different countries one for every year of life, and now all she wants is to settle down and start a normal life, and a normal family Zetta writes her experiences from Ecu [...]

    13. This is really a good one a nicely paced, nicely connected story about a girl who s been a world traveler pretty much since she was born Her mother is an ESL teacher who realized she was pregnant a few months after she d left whomever the father might have been So it was just Layla, the young ESL teacher, and Zeeta, her baby girl born in Italy Now Layla s a teenager, and they ve landed in Ecuador, after Thailand Zeeta is sick of her mother s flighty Rumi quoting ways, and wishes for normalcy th [...]

    14. This is a beautiful story of love, family, a magical waterfall and a crystal cave I can see the bright colors and clothing I can imagine walking through the market and I can almost taste Mamita Luz s bread It is a great reminder that families are not just made up of blood relatives and that sometimes what you think you want, is not always what you need.This is the first book in The Notebook Series, each of which will be set in a different country The second book is due out in the fall of this ye [...]

    15. Pros The book is well crafted The mysteries are intriguing, the characters are complex, the themes are presented without becoming overbearing.Cons I don t really care for the mystical elements of the book I feel like the book will probably appeal to teenage readers and less to adult readers.Overall, this was an enjoyable, well crafted read, but in my opinion it lacks a depth of quality that would set it apart and earn it stars.

    16. Resau gives readers well rounded characters, interesting locales, fascinating glimpses into other cultures in a book about self0discovery All this, and Rumi poetry, as well

    17. Resau s writing is very smooth This was an impulsive pick at the library due to my children s lack of ability to be calm I am very glad this was the book I grabbed

    18. Zeeta now 15, is a mixed race child of a white hippy mom, Layla, who is a horrible, dumb, neglectful parent sigh, if she were a responsible parent there would be no story of course Zeeta has been dragged to a new country every year learning new languages and adjusting perfectly She is the outsider who has learned to make friends easily every year in a new school There is something delicious about being the one who has it together, but it can be a drag being your mother s mother and having to wor [...]

    19. The Scoop Zeeta and her free spirited, wanderlust, ESL teaching, Rumi quoting mother Layla have lived in 15 different countries That s one country for each year that Zeeta has been alive And for each of those countries, Zeeta has kept a notebook well, since she could write, at least that holds her observations, thoughts and the stories of the native people This year, the year of living in Otavalo, Ecuador, Zeeta has an indigo notebook.Now, than ever she s just three years away from going to col [...]

    20. 3.5 nice story guessing it s young adult fiction or teen It s a novelty to have a real hippie new age character that s realistic not totally mocked or criticized Nice story.

    21. 4.5 5This is a silly thing to dislike and I didn t dislike it per se but I genuinely did not understand the Rumi quotes My confusion over what he was saying made me feel like a complete idiot but maybe in time I will understand better For now I m content just thinking that he writes vague poetry that celebrates nature, simplicity and individuality and that might not even be right I was bothered by the fact that the Layla storyline was really cliche, whimsical mother kept safe protected by down t [...]

    22. I had my doubts about this book whilst reading the first chapter The cover depicted a suitcase, implying some mediocre traveling story with undeveloped young characters that learn the meaning of life while trying out the cultures of the indigenous country they happen upon The Indigo Notebook, by Laura Resau, followed this format though with the abrupt addition of inhuman powers The book follows Zeeta, the daughter of a wide eyed free spirited traveler Layla It is the typical story of the wild mo [...]

    23. For her whole life, Zeeta and her English teaching mother have lived in a new country every year This nomadic life isn t Zeeta s style, and she yearns for a family like the one she sees in old magazine advertisements When Zeeta and Layla find their new temporary home in Ecuador, a near death experience leads Layla to promise to become the mother Zeeta has always wanted Meanwhile, Zeeta begins to help Wendell, an American teen who is searching for his birth parents Both Wendell and Zeeta are look [...]

    24. Last week I found The Indigo Notebook by Laura Resau in our class library and decided I liked the summary on the inside cover, so I read the story and it gave me a new perspective on human desires The plot focuses around the idea that we always want what we can t have, which is demonstrated by the main character Zeeta who travels the world with her mom but wishes only to be normal People say her mom is fun and spontaneous, and she is a lucky girl, but Zeeta, having such a hectic life and mother, [...]

    25. Fifteen year old Zeeta and her eccentric mother, Layla, travel the world hitting a new country every year From Italy to Guatemala to Australia to Thailand, Zeeta has been traveling her whole life and she s ready to stop, to have a normal life When Layla moves Zeeta to a small village in the Ecuadorian Andes, Zeeta meets an American boy named Wendell who is desperately scouring the market place for his long lost birth parents Together the unlikely pair team up to search the country side and disco [...]

    26. I lived in 4 countries on 4 continents growing up so I was attracted to this book, although 15 year old Zeeta has me beat by a mile, several miles actually one country every year Her mother Layla is a nomadic free spirit who is on a constant quest for enlightenment of a sort She lives in the now and has a series of artistic surfer beach bum type boyfriends As is natural for most teenagers, Zeeta longs for the life she does not have which would be a safe and stable environment with all the modern [...]

    27. Zeeta is a teenage girl living with her eccentric to say the least mother Her mom is an English teaching hippie, and the two live a gypsy life traveling from country to country They spend the summer in Ecuador, where Zeeta s goal is to convince her mother to settle down and assume the role of a responsible, normal mother She mingles with the locals, and soon meets a boy named Wendell who is visiting in search of his birth parents Instantly attracted, Zeeta agrees to help him on his quest and ser [...]

    28. If you had just one wish, what would it be, the main character, Zeeta, asks of all her new acquaintances She listens seriously, and records their answer in her Indigo dark purple notebook, which she is using to record her adventures during her stay in Ecuador Zeeta has a new color notebook for each country, where she records thoughts, observations, comments and questions about and to the people she meets She and her mother are wanderers, going from place to place, only stopping for a short while [...]

    29. Realistic fiction, travel, family, adventure mystery.15 year old Zeeta and her 35 year old English teacher mom travel and live in a new country each year this year in Ecuador Zeeta dreams of a normal life with a fantasy father and family In each country she gets a new writer s notebook which serves to help her in her chaotic life Writing in my notebooks always makes me notice things p 12 Mother and daughter visit landmarks in each country For example they get up very early in the morning to see [...]

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