One of the best pictures I’ve taken! Right here 😉 I needed to meet up with my dad and he was running late so I found the best place to sit and read! The NYC skyline always looks the best from Queens 👌🏻
Now on to this great book, Ivy’s family has been cursed for generations. Somehow, not only do all of the women succeed in a talent but they all end up deceased for one reason or another. The Milbourn family have been notorious for their family problems and Ivy’s own mother abandoned her when she was just two years old. Now her mother has shown up again. Only this time, with two other children in tow.
This book really emphasizes a small town and how fast things can spread to others. It also helps come to terms with parts of your life regardless of what others think. Ivy is the most cool headed protagonist I’ve ever seen and she sort of became a role model to me in a way. She is so young but her character is so thought out.
How fast her relationships grew. This book only spans over a week and a half in Ivy’s life but to me so much happens in this time that it feels off to me. It was like she is binge playing a video game and just max’s out her bonds with each character.
There were a couple of very Young Adult ideas that were thrown into the book just to make it appeal to the younger generation. Representation is great but I felt, for example, the explanation of Ella and into that character could’ve been time spent adding more days to this fast as heck story.
How realistic her family was. Her mom and sisters were great and I loved how true to their characters they were throughout the entire book. Grace and Isobel were both great and Ivy was such a prominent character; I loved them. These people really grew on me and I might even give this a second read later on in life.
I also loved the ending and how all of the plots were closed (my favorite part of one-shot books). The conclusion was so impactful and Ivy was always so composed throughout the book, even I aim to be like her in situations.
Altogether, this is a great book that was quite unique. If you’re an English major, this book would also be the book for you with so many poems and novel references it was great.
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I hope you all have a great day and I will catch you on the next page!