Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World

Book review by Jan Carr, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

First stirrings of girl's same-sex crush gently handled.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 12 reviews

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age 9+
When a tornado rips through town, twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed and her family of five is displaced. Ivy feels invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm—and what's worse, her notebook filled with secret drawings of girls holding hands has gone missing. Mysteriously, Ivy's drawings begin to reappear in her locker with notes from someone telling her to open up about her identity. Ivy thinks—and hopes—that this someone might be her classmate, another girl for whom Ivy has begun to develop a crush. Will Ivy find the strength and courage to follow her true feelings?

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What does a crush feel like, is it a stomach ache or a weird feeling in your fingertips?

Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World is a book written by Ashly Herring Blake published on March 6th, 2018. This book is its own book and is not a part of a series. A tornado ripped through the town causing Ivy's house to get torn up into the sky and leave her with no house. Ivy is forced to live in the school gym. She was packing up when she realised her notebook with all her personal drawings, including one with her holding a girl’s hand, was missing. Notes with her drawings have been showing up in her locker with notes saying “you should tell someone about this” written on the drawing. Ivy is confused on who it is but she hopes it is one of her homeroom class mates who she is starting to have feelings for. With Ivy’s courage, will she be daring enough to spread her true feelings to the world? You’ll have to read to find out! What I liked about the book was the story line and how it was written, it had a very interesting story behind it and it made me want to read more. Every chapter ended on a cliffhanger. This is a very good book that I thought was very interesting and the book might be in my top 4 best books I have ever read. Something that I didn’t like about this book was the ending. It never tells you about Ivy and June’s future together and there is no sequel, so that is a bummer for the readers. This book is good for readers that want to learn about other people and how people that may not have the same sexual identity as them. I feel like it is more of a book for females but if a male was interested I think they would enjoy this book as well.

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