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INDIGO GIRL

Aiko spends the summer time in rural
Japan along with her organic father on this sequel to Gadget Lady (2013).

Aiko Cassidy appears like she doesn’t
slot in with the proper household her mom has created along with her Latinx stepfather
and their new child. Aiko is biracial (her mom is white) and has cerebral
palsy. Hoping for a way of belonging and a few inspiration for her manga, Gadget Lady, she accepts her organic
father’s invitation to spend the summer time together with his household on their indigo farm in
Japan. Aiko attends college along with her half brother, goes on excursions along with her father
and his spouse, and tries to please her disapproving Obaachan. As long-buried
household secrets and techniques emerge, Aiko’s view of her complete household modifications. Kamata has
created one other partaking coming-of-age story about discovering one’s place within the
world. The inclusion of the Japanese language and cultural particulars provides richness
to Aiko’s journey of self-discovery. Previous disasters which have deeply affected Japan—atomic
bombs, earthquakes, and tsunamis—are in flip proven to affect Aiko’s view of
the world. A lot occurs within the e-book that some parts usually are not totally
developed, and readers could also be left wanting extra decision. Nevertheless, general
the storylines weave collectively superbly.

A stunning sequel that focuses on
discovering energy in a single’s self and sustaining hope when all appears misplaced. (Fiction.
12-17)

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