Indie’s mum loves the colour blue. Blue is the colour of her favourite things – bluebirds, bluebells, the sky. So much so that she named her children Indigo and Misty – shades of blue, special colours, magical colours.
Indie loves her mum. But blue isn’t always a happy colour – and there’s a lot of sad stuff in her mum’s life. And now suddenly she wants them to run away from their lovely house and leave Max – mum’s fella – behind. Indie doesn’t know why. Or where they’re going. Or how to tell her friends.
In a dingy old flat with a grumpy neighbour, no heating and only biscuits to eat, Indie begins to realise that her mum’s got a secret – a reason she really needed to get away. Indie mustn’t let her go near Max again – or something terrible will happen.
A powerful, moving and tender book about love, family, domestic violence – and what it feels like to get the blues.