The Indigo Notebook by Laura Resau
Fifteen-year-old Zeeta lives in a different country every year with her flighty, English-teaching mom, Layla. The wandering life suits Layla, who lives in the moment, quotes mystical poetry, and hangs out with penniless artists and scraggly-haired clowns. But Zeeta yearns for the “normal life” she sees in American magazine ads.
This year, Zeeta finds herself in the Ecuadoran Andes, where sacred waterfalls grant wishes and old Incan gods dwell in mountains. In the colorful marketplace of Otavalo, an American teenager, Wendell, asks Zeeta to help him search for his birth parents. The quest leads them to adventures in an indigenous village with its crystal caves, exotic gardens, and venomous creatures. Nearly everyone Zeeta meets is hiding secrets, including Wendell himself.
As Zeeta and Wendell’s adventures bring them closer together– and closer to danger– they find themselves growing closer to fulfilling their greatest wishes, as well. But is the truth worth pursuing, no matter what? Is it possible that a surprising reality might be better than a long-held fantasy? And most of all, what is it that will truly make their spirits fly?
I love Laura Resau and I can’t wait for The Indigo Notebook to be released. It will be out October 13, 2009.
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