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The Ivy (The Ivy Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

12 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

Highly Recommended - Funny, sexy and smart!

I came across this book by accident recently and can't thank my luck star enough. It was one of the best reads this year. The dialogue was fresh, smart and sooo funny - on more than one occassion I found myself laughing out loud especially the scenes with Cassie, Mimi, ...
I came across this book by accident recently and can't thank my luck star enough. It was one of the best reads this year. The dialogue was fresh, smart and sooo funny - on more than one occassion I found myself laughing out loud especially the scenes with Cassie, Mimi, Dana and OK. All the characters were interesting and well developed. And, the boys; Gregory (or should I say "Jeffrey") and Clint, well, what can I say about the boys but HOTTIES! Where were these boys when I was in school. Two very different characters but each written in such a way that they both are very appealing just in differnt ways, no wonder Cassie is conflicted - but if I had a say, definitely team Gregory. The Harvard "survival rules" was a fresh and bonus treat at the start of each chapter and left you feeling like you were getting a tidbit of insider information into the lives of students at this prestigeous institution. Put this title on your list of books to read this year! I'm just thankful I can across it recently so that I didn't have to wait months for book 2 (Secrets) which comes out next week on Nook.

posted by PEG08 on June 1, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

64 out of 79 people found this review helpful.

Not really what I was expecting

I purchased this as a nookbook because of an intriguing sample and some great reviews. However, I didn't love this book. It started out good, and I loved the extras-clips from Fifteen Minutes, a Harvard magazine, among other things-but things went down hill quickly. I g...
I purchased this as a nookbook because of an intriguing sample and some great reviews. However, I didn't love this book. It started out good, and I loved the extras-clips from Fifteen Minutes, a Harvard magazine, among other things-but things went down hill quickly. I genuinely liked Callie as the protagonist-and her crazy roommates- at first, but Callie soon got on my nerves as she made one bad decision after the other. Near the end I started to wonder why I was still reading the book. There was a lot of language, among other things, and I really didn't appreciate that and it really didn't add to the book. Some of the things that happened to Callie were enough to make me cringe and wonder why exactly they were included. You do feel for Callie, at least at first, but near the end, most of what's going wrong is entirely her fault, and I kinda wanted to yell at her. Some characters were also, in my opinion, rather neglected, which makes me kinda sad since I was expecting to see them more. The cliffhanger does make me somewhat interested in the next book, but not enough to buy it. If you want my opinion, I would think carefully before buying it.

posted by 6644751 on July 31, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2012

    Interesting But Too Racy

    This book is great if you like university sexcapades, romance, and backstabbing. I didn’t like the abrupt ending, but I guess that’s what you get when the author makes the series depend on a cliffhanger. I totally agree with “Not What I Expected” reviewer’s sentiments, that Callie made awful decisions, should’ve been portrayed better; and I completely agree that the language does not add to the story. Yes, better character development of some of the other players would have been good. I also enjoyed the extras-clips from the Fifteen Minutes magazine. Great touch. I found the authors’ jumping out of the plot a couple of times to comment on their narration unexpectedly humorous. Oh yes, and the unfair stereotype of the girl with faith was an extreme portrayal: they made her too much of a fanatic.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2012

    Good

    Good story

    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2012

    The Ivy

    Well written and fun. The ending doesn't have resolution and made the book unsatisfying.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2012

    Good beginning that went wrong

    Ugh! Started out good and just when you are starting to like Callie she makes another bad decision. The mistakes were so clique and predictable. The ending was a lame cliffhanger. So frustrating!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2013

    Fair

    Fair. Slow storyline

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    Half a story

    When the book finally got rolling it just ended. It left me wanting more, just not enough to buy the next book:(

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    Pretty good

    Took a couple of chapters in to get me hooked. Has a surprise cliff hanger ending so of course you have to read the next in the series to find out what happens.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

    Hilarious

    Looking forward to the rest of the series.

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  • Posted December 22, 2012

    Highly recommend

    THE IVY is a satire on four freshmen student girls at Harvard. The four girls come from various backgrounds. Three of the girls, Valarie, Callie, and Mimi make their emphasis on the social life at Harvard. Callie who has the promise as a scholar spirals out of control with drinking, and tries to hide a mistake from high school. This a novel that pokes fun at the social life of Harvard. The academia is lost!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2012

    Not sure

    I realize why an author would end a book like this,to make you want to buy the next one. However i am not so sure that i will.

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  • Posted December 14, 2012

    OK

    If you are a twentysomething you might enjoy this.

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  • Posted December 14, 2012

    Interesting, but not a must read

    While the book was interesting, I felt like it was made more for a younger audience.
    Made for college age children

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  • Posted December 14, 2012

    Interesting Plot

    It's not too bad of a book. Keeps you interested (barely). Author does leave it at a bit of a cliff-hanger at the end. But fun to read if you are bored. Recommended if you have time to waste...

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  • Posted December 14, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    how I bought the ivy

    My review??? I think it's a shame that I can no longer use my nook to purchase books. In fact, I haven't been able to "shop" on my nook for a couple of weeks. That's my review!! That's how I bought this book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2012

    Recommendation

    I was just not into this book.Not m y kin d of reading material

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2012

    Review for 'The Ivy (The Ivy Series #1)

    An enjoyable book. Looking forward to other Ivy series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2012

    Entertaing like a soap opera...

    Characters are rather one dimensional and the ending was a cop out. I think maybe it was supposed to be a cliffhanger, bit it was like the author just got tired of the work and quit. In the spirit of General Hospital or 90210, I'm probably going to buy the next book just to see what happens.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012

    Started out great

    It started out well, but now Callie is getting on my nerves. She got so shallow and superficial

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    Posted December 21, 2012

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    Posted December 30, 2012

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