A Stonewall Children's & Young Adult Honor Book!
In the wake of a destructive tornado, one girl develops feelings for another in this stunning, tender novel about emerging identity, perfect for fans of The Thing About Jellyfish.
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?
Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World exquisitely enriches the rare category of female middle-grade characters who like girls--and children's literature at large.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown Books for Young Readers|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.20(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Ashley Herring Blake lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and two sons. She is the author of the young adult novel Suffer Love. Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World is her debut middle grade novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
I wish thay ended up in the end I love love loved it :)!
I loved this book so much, I was definitely suprised when I learned it was a middle grade novel. This book definitely made me cry, and resonated with me so much at this point in my life.
I wish that I could go back in time and strategically place this book in my middle-school library, as I think it would have provided a mirror in which to discover that I'm not alone. As a college-aged LGBT+ person, I was a bit skeptical when I began reading, but quickly grew to love the book. An absolutely charming story, Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World does a wonderful job of capturing exactly what it's like to be an eighth grader questioning who you love. I hope Ivy Aberdeen is a both a mirror and a window for middle schoolers long into the future. No one of any age should miss this book!
Ashley Herring Blake has proven herself to be a literary force to be reckoned with. Her range is huge. Her characters are always so well-developed. Her world-building is lovely. In this stunner of a novel, we come of age with Ivy and our hearts are forever changed. Don't miss this one. It's so good and so important and I want everyone to read it.
Another stunning, powerhouse of a book by Ashley Blake! This one made me cry more than once, and made my heart ache for how beautifully it tackles issues of identity and coming of age. Don't miss this one!!