Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World

Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World

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 When a tornado rips through town, twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed and her family of five is displac...

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Title:Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World
Author:Ashley Herring Blake
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:0316515469
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World Reviews

  • Liz
    Mar 13, 2018

    Ivy knew that wondering was what life was all about. Wondering was how you found yourself. This book is an explosion of emotions. 3.5 stars. I did not expect to be reading a middle grade story. This is my fourth book from this author, and I was sure I knew her style and genre of...

    I don?t read a lot of middle grade novels, and when I do, they?re generally exclusively fantasy or historical fiction. When I think of MG contemporary novels, it?s not typically a book I?m going to reach for. That said, I have adored Ashley Herring Blake?s YA novels so tremen...

    I have now five starred two books by this author and am contractually obliged to read everything she ever writes ...

    READ MY REVIEW FOR IVY ABERDEEN'S LETTER TO THE WORLD, AND OTHERS, ON MY BLOG Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World was a book I knew I was going to love before I even started it. I have read two others of Ashley Herring Blake?s works and loved them. Ashley has a talent of incorpor...

    My heart ? ...

    Ashley Herring Blake does it again. She's crafted another perfect book about family and love and loss, all centered around a 12 year old girl who's discovering her identity. Middle Grade isn't my favorite, but Ashley is an author whose work means so much to me, so I knew I had to read ...

    i don't really read MG... ever. but you know what, maybe i'll start. can't miss an opportunity to read a sapphic book ...

    As the author of another book that could be described as "girl loses house to tornado," what I loved in reading this was seeing how differently another person can approach the same general concept. I absolutely LOVED the direction Ashley Herring Blake takes her book -- Ivy's journey of...

    beautifully poignant. ...

    Hermoso por donde lo mires. Un middle grade LGBTQ+ sobre el audescubrimiento y la autoaceptación, además de que es F/F, lo cual no se ve mucho ni siquiera en el YA. Que podamos expresar quiénes somos a través del arte le da un plus. De lo mejor que leí en el año. ...

    This might just be me. But does this vaguly sound like a gender bent Alexander Hamilton. She's writing her way out. ...

    I really loved this book because it was so inspiring. I loved how cute the friendship. I loved how Ivy refused to cry when her house was destroyed by the tornado. Also how beautiful is this cover! I loved how the sister Layla cared for her so much. I felt bad how Ivy felt left out in t...

    I want to adopt this girl and protect her from the world! Why do middle grade books keeping making me cry?! I'll have to buy my own copy ...

    this book was everything i needed when i was 12. what a gift. ...

    Read this all in one day. This is a book I would have loved to have when I was 12. ...

  • Angela
    Mar 14, 2018

    Ivy knew that wondering was what life was all about. Wondering was how you found yourself. This book is an explosion of emotions. 3.5 stars. I did not expect to be reading a middle grade story. This is my fourth book from this author, and I was sure I knew her style and genre of...

    I don?t read a lot of middle grade novels, and when I do, they?re generally exclusively fantasy or historical fiction. When I think of MG contemporary novels, it?s not typically a book I?m going to reach for. That said, I have adored Ashley Herring Blake?s YA novels so tremen...

    I have now five starred two books by this author and am contractually obliged to read everything she ever writes ...

    READ MY REVIEW FOR IVY ABERDEEN'S LETTER TO THE WORLD, AND OTHERS, ON MY BLOG Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World was a book I knew I was going to love before I even started it. I have read two others of Ashley Herring Blake?s works and loved them. Ashley has a talent of incorpor...

    My heart ? ...

    Ashley Herring Blake does it again. She's crafted another perfect book about family and love and loss, all centered around a 12 year old girl who's discovering her identity. Middle Grade isn't my favorite, but Ashley is an author whose work means so much to me, so I knew I had to read ...

    i don't really read MG... ever. but you know what, maybe i'll start. can't miss an opportunity to read a sapphic book ...

    As the author of another book that could be described as "girl loses house to tornado," what I loved in reading this was seeing how differently another person can approach the same general concept. I absolutely LOVED the direction Ashley Herring Blake takes her book -- Ivy's journey of...

    beautifully poignant. ...

    Hermoso por donde lo mires. Un middle grade LGBTQ+ sobre el audescubrimiento y la autoaceptación, además de que es F/F, lo cual no se ve mucho ni siquiera en el YA. Que podamos expresar quiénes somos a través del arte le da un plus. De lo mejor que leí en el año. ...

    This might just be me. But does this vaguly sound like a gender bent Alexander Hamilton. She's writing her way out. ...

    I really loved this book because it was so inspiring. I loved how cute the friendship. I loved how Ivy refused to cry when her house was destroyed by the tornado. Also how beautiful is this cover! I loved how the sister Layla cared for her so much. I felt bad how Ivy felt left out in t...

    I want to adopt this girl and protect her from the world! Why do middle grade books keeping making me cry?! I'll have to buy my own copy ...

    this book was everything i needed when i was 12. what a gift. ...

    Read this all in one day. This is a book I would have loved to have when I was 12. ...

    This is a book about so many things, it has something for everybody. Homelessness in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Growing old enough for secrets and maturing attitudes towards family. The freezing isolation of the first hints of queer identity. Grasping at art and the idea that...

    There is so much going on in this novel, and it all works perfectly. Generally speaking, it would have been so easy for this to turn into a complete mess (natural disaster coupled with family issues AND as a bonus, there's the fact that Ivy thinks she may like girls and doesn't feel li...

    Public Library Copy Ivy and her older sister Layla have missed their mother's attention ever since their twin brothers were born. Their mother is the author and illustrator of children's books, but having twins at 41 took a lot out of her. When their small Georgia town is hit by...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink This was a beautiful book. Simple as that. I'll admit, I wasn't sure about it when I picked it up because I didn't fully enjoy the author's book HOW TO MAKE A WISH, but she proved me wrong with this book. And I'm glad I gave her a second chance. Beca...

    This was amazing! Such a great story and so beautifully written. I hope this book will get into the hands of so many kids. And adults. Because it's a story that's relevant for all of us. Ivy is just trying to figure out who she is, how she fits in with her family, and how she relates t...

    I received an ARC of this book from Little Brown Young Readers. Here is my honest review! This story follows a girl named Ivy Aberdeen who is struggling to cage her feelings from her family and the world. Ivy's home is destroyed by a tornado and she misplaces her journal. Her jour...

    I was absolutely blown away by this book. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a middle-grade book this much; honestly, it was probably when I was in middle school (appropriately). The writing is fantastic and heartfelt without being corny or over-the-top. It's also packed with mea...

    A really touching story following a twelve year old girl just beginning to figure out her identity. Ivy Aberdeen?s home is destroyed in a tornado, her parents seem to have forgotten she exists, she can?t trust her sister anymore and everything sucks. Except the pretty girl at sch...

    Throughly impressed with this debut novel. Like many great books it begins on a dark and stormy night. Twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen's life changes dramatically when her home is completely destroyed in a tornado. Couple that with the usual challenges of impending adolescence and friend...

    ARC review. What can I say other than that this was a wonderful coming of age novel for a underrepresented demographic in most MG/YA novels. I managed to read it in just two days. I honestly couldn't put it down. For someone who experienced most of what Ivy went through emotiona...

    I love so much about this book - the way that Ivy's figuring out who she is, the way that her sexuality is intertwined into a larger story about recovery from a disaster, they representation of being a middle kid in times of crisis, how Ivy's issues reflect her older sisters', etc. And...

    I received an ARC of this book through a Goodreads giveaway. This review is all my own opinion. Wow. What a beautiful story. It was perfect. I loved, LOVED, loved Ivy as well as all of the other main characters. I loved the writing style, how it always painted an artistic picture for ...

    I didn't realize how scarce LGBTQ+ middle grade books were until I started searching them out and only came up with a few titles (none of which were in my town's library). So, I was super stoked to check out Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World. I had previously read Blake's How to Make ...

    I'm so happy to see more middle grade books that deal with gender and sexual orientation, since these are the years that those questions tend to surface. There is so much to work through! What am I feeling? And why? What does it mean? How will my friends react? My family? My crush?? It...

  • Sarah
    Nov 17, 2017

    Ivy knew that wondering was what life was all about. Wondering was how you found yourself. This book is an explosion of emotions. 3.5 stars. I did not expect to be reading a middle grade story. This is my fourth book from this author, and I was sure I knew her style and genre of...

    I don?t read a lot of middle grade novels, and when I do, they?re generally exclusively fantasy or historical fiction. When I think of MG contemporary novels, it?s not typically a book I?m going to reach for. That said, I have adored Ashley Herring Blake?s YA novels so tremen...

    I have now five starred two books by this author and am contractually obliged to read everything she ever writes ...

    READ MY REVIEW FOR IVY ABERDEEN'S LETTER TO THE WORLD, AND OTHERS, ON MY BLOG Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World was a book I knew I was going to love before I even started it. I have read two others of Ashley Herring Blake?s works and loved them. Ashley has a talent of incorpor...

    My heart ? ...

    Ashley Herring Blake does it again. She's crafted another perfect book about family and love and loss, all centered around a 12 year old girl who's discovering her identity. Middle Grade isn't my favorite, but Ashley is an author whose work means so much to me, so I knew I had to read ...

    i don't really read MG... ever. but you know what, maybe i'll start. can't miss an opportunity to read a sapphic book ...

    As the author of another book that could be described as "girl loses house to tornado," what I loved in reading this was seeing how differently another person can approach the same general concept. I absolutely LOVED the direction Ashley Herring Blake takes her book -- Ivy's journey of...

    beautifully poignant. ...

    Hermoso por donde lo mires. Un middle grade LGBTQ+ sobre el audescubrimiento y la autoaceptación, además de que es F/F, lo cual no se ve mucho ni siquiera en el YA. Que podamos expresar quiénes somos a través del arte le da un plus. De lo mejor que leí en el año. ...

    This might just be me. But does this vaguly sound like a gender bent Alexander Hamilton. She's writing her way out. ...

    I really loved this book because it was so inspiring. I loved how cute the friendship. I loved how Ivy refused to cry when her house was destroyed by the tornado. Also how beautiful is this cover! I loved how the sister Layla cared for her so much. I felt bad how Ivy felt left out in t...

    I want to adopt this girl and protect her from the world! Why do middle grade books keeping making me cry?! I'll have to buy my own copy ...

    this book was everything i needed when i was 12. what a gift. ...

    Read this all in one day. This is a book I would have loved to have when I was 12. ...

    This is a book about so many things, it has something for everybody. Homelessness in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Growing old enough for secrets and maturing attitudes towards family. The freezing isolation of the first hints of queer identity. Grasping at art and the idea that...

    There is so much going on in this novel, and it all works perfectly. Generally speaking, it would have been so easy for this to turn into a complete mess (natural disaster coupled with family issues AND as a bonus, there's the fact that Ivy thinks she may like girls and doesn't feel li...

    Public Library Copy Ivy and her older sister Layla have missed their mother's attention ever since their twin brothers were born. Their mother is the author and illustrator of children's books, but having twins at 41 took a lot out of her. When their small Georgia town is hit by...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink This was a beautiful book. Simple as that. I'll admit, I wasn't sure about it when I picked it up because I didn't fully enjoy the author's book HOW TO MAKE A WISH, but she proved me wrong with this book. And I'm glad I gave her a second chance. Beca...

    This was amazing! Such a great story and so beautifully written. I hope this book will get into the hands of so many kids. And adults. Because it's a story that's relevant for all of us. Ivy is just trying to figure out who she is, how she fits in with her family, and how she relates t...

    I received an ARC of this book from Little Brown Young Readers. Here is my honest review! This story follows a girl named Ivy Aberdeen who is struggling to cage her feelings from her family and the world. Ivy's home is destroyed by a tornado and she misplaces her journal. Her jour...

    I was absolutely blown away by this book. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a middle-grade book this much; honestly, it was probably when I was in middle school (appropriately). The writing is fantastic and heartfelt without being corny or over-the-top. It's also packed with mea...

    A really touching story following a twelve year old girl just beginning to figure out her identity. Ivy Aberdeen?s home is destroyed in a tornado, her parents seem to have forgotten she exists, she can?t trust her sister anymore and everything sucks. Except the pretty girl at sch...

    Throughly impressed with this debut novel. Like many great books it begins on a dark and stormy night. Twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen's life changes dramatically when her home is completely destroyed in a tornado. Couple that with the usual challenges of impending adolescence and friend...

  • Kelly Hager
    Mar 21, 2018

    Ivy knew that wondering was what life was all about. Wondering was how you found yourself. This book is an explosion of emotions. 3.5 stars. I did not expect to be reading a middle grade story. This is my fourth book from this author, and I was sure I knew her style and genre of...

    I don?t read a lot of middle grade novels, and when I do, they?re generally exclusively fantasy or historical fiction. When I think of MG contemporary novels, it?s not typically a book I?m going to reach for. That said, I have adored Ashley Herring Blake?s YA novels so tremen...

    I have now five starred two books by this author and am contractually obliged to read everything she ever writes ...

    READ MY REVIEW FOR IVY ABERDEEN'S LETTER TO THE WORLD, AND OTHERS, ON MY BLOG Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World was a book I knew I was going to love before I even started it. I have read two others of Ashley Herring Blake?s works and loved them. Ashley has a talent of incorpor...

    My heart ? ...

    Ashley Herring Blake does it again. She's crafted another perfect book about family and love and loss, all centered around a 12 year old girl who's discovering her identity. Middle Grade isn't my favorite, but Ashley is an author whose work means so much to me, so I knew I had to read ...

    i don't really read MG... ever. but you know what, maybe i'll start. can't miss an opportunity to read a sapphic book ...

    As the author of another book that could be described as "girl loses house to tornado," what I loved in reading this was seeing how differently another person can approach the same general concept. I absolutely LOVED the direction Ashley Herring Blake takes her book -- Ivy's journey of...

    beautifully poignant. ...

    Hermoso por donde lo mires. Un middle grade LGBTQ+ sobre el audescubrimiento y la autoaceptación, además de que es F/F, lo cual no se ve mucho ni siquiera en el YA. Que podamos expresar quiénes somos a través del arte le da un plus. De lo mejor que leí en el año. ...

    This might just be me. But does this vaguly sound like a gender bent Alexander Hamilton. She's writing her way out. ...

    I really loved this book because it was so inspiring. I loved how cute the friendship. I loved how Ivy refused to cry when her house was destroyed by the tornado. Also how beautiful is this cover! I loved how the sister Layla cared for her so much. I felt bad how Ivy felt left out in t...

    I want to adopt this girl and protect her from the world! Why do middle grade books keeping making me cry?! I'll have to buy my own copy ...

    this book was everything i needed when i was 12. what a gift. ...

    Read this all in one day. This is a book I would have loved to have when I was 12. ...

    This is a book about so many things, it has something for everybody. Homelessness in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Growing old enough for secrets and maturing attitudes towards family. The freezing isolation of the first hints of queer identity. Grasping at art and the idea that...

    There is so much going on in this novel, and it all works perfectly. Generally speaking, it would have been so easy for this to turn into a complete mess (natural disaster coupled with family issues AND as a bonus, there's the fact that Ivy thinks she may like girls and doesn't feel li...

  • Alisha Marie
    Jan 27, 2018

    Ivy knew that wondering was what life was all about. Wondering was how you found yourself. This book is an explosion of emotions. 3.5 stars. I did not expect to be reading a middle grade story. This is my fourth book from this author, and I was sure I knew her style and genre of...

    I don?t read a lot of middle grade novels, and when I do, they?re generally exclusively fantasy or historical fiction. When I think of MG contemporary novels, it?s not typically a book I?m going to reach for. That said, I have adored Ashley Herring Blake?s YA novels so tremen...

    I have now five starred two books by this author and am contractually obliged to read everything she ever writes ...

    READ MY REVIEW FOR IVY ABERDEEN'S LETTER TO THE WORLD, AND OTHERS, ON MY BLOG Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World was a book I knew I was going to love before I even started it. I have read two others of Ashley Herring Blake?s works and loved them. Ashley has a talent of incorpor...

    My heart ? ...

    Ashley Herring Blake does it again. She's crafted another perfect book about family and love and loss, all centered around a 12 year old girl who's discovering her identity. Middle Grade isn't my favorite, but Ashley is an author whose work means so much to me, so I knew I had to read ...

    i don't really read MG... ever. but you know what, maybe i'll start. can't miss an opportunity to read a sapphic book ...

    As the author of another book that could be described as "girl loses house to tornado," what I loved in reading this was seeing how differently another person can approach the same general concept. I absolutely LOVED the direction Ashley Herring Blake takes her book -- Ivy's journey of...

    beautifully poignant. ...

    Hermoso por donde lo mires. Un middle grade LGBTQ+ sobre el audescubrimiento y la autoaceptación, además de que es F/F, lo cual no se ve mucho ni siquiera en el YA. Que podamos expresar quiénes somos a través del arte le da un plus. De lo mejor que leí en el año. ...

    This might just be me. But does this vaguly sound like a gender bent Alexander Hamilton. She's writing her way out. ...

    I really loved this book because it was so inspiring. I loved how cute the friendship. I loved how Ivy refused to cry when her house was destroyed by the tornado. Also how beautiful is this cover! I loved how the sister Layla cared for her so much. I felt bad how Ivy felt left out in t...

    I want to adopt this girl and protect her from the world! Why do middle grade books keeping making me cry?! I'll have to buy my own copy ...

    this book was everything i needed when i was 12. what a gift. ...

    Read this all in one day. This is a book I would have loved to have when I was 12. ...

    This is a book about so many things, it has something for everybody. Homelessness in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Growing old enough for secrets and maturing attitudes towards family. The freezing isolation of the first hints of queer identity. Grasping at art and the idea that...

    There is so much going on in this novel, and it all works perfectly. Generally speaking, it would have been so easy for this to turn into a complete mess (natural disaster coupled with family issues AND as a bonus, there's the fact that Ivy thinks she may like girls and doesn't feel li...

    Public Library Copy Ivy and her older sister Layla have missed their mother's attention ever since their twin brothers were born. Their mother is the author and illustrator of children's books, but having twins at 41 took a lot out of her. When their small Georgia town is hit by...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink This was a beautiful book. Simple as that. I'll admit, I wasn't sure about it when I picked it up because I didn't fully enjoy the author's book HOW TO MAKE A WISH, but she proved me wrong with this book. And I'm glad I gave her a second chance. Beca...

    This was amazing! Such a great story and so beautifully written. I hope this book will get into the hands of so many kids. And adults. Because it's a story that's relevant for all of us. Ivy is just trying to figure out who she is, how she fits in with her family, and how she relates t...

    I received an ARC of this book from Little Brown Young Readers. Here is my honest review! This story follows a girl named Ivy Aberdeen who is struggling to cage her feelings from her family and the world. Ivy's home is destroyed by a tornado and she misplaces her journal. Her jour...

    I was absolutely blown away by this book. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a middle-grade book this much; honestly, it was probably when I was in middle school (appropriately). The writing is fantastic and heartfelt without being corny or over-the-top. It's also packed with mea...

    A really touching story following a twelve year old girl just beginning to figure out her identity. Ivy Aberdeen?s home is destroyed in a tornado, her parents seem to have forgotten she exists, she can?t trust her sister anymore and everything sucks. Except the pretty girl at sch...

    Throughly impressed with this debut novel. Like many great books it begins on a dark and stormy night. Twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen's life changes dramatically when her home is completely destroyed in a tornado. Couple that with the usual challenges of impending adolescence and friend...

    ARC review. What can I say other than that this was a wonderful coming of age novel for a underrepresented demographic in most MG/YA novels. I managed to read it in just two days. I honestly couldn't put it down. For someone who experienced most of what Ivy went through emotiona...

    I love so much about this book - the way that Ivy's figuring out who she is, the way that her sexuality is intertwined into a larger story about recovery from a disaster, they representation of being a middle kid in times of crisis, how Ivy's issues reflect her older sisters', etc. And...

    I received an ARC of this book through a Goodreads giveaway. This review is all my own opinion. Wow. What a beautiful story. It was perfect. I loved, LOVED, loved Ivy as well as all of the other main characters. I loved the writing style, how it always painted an artistic picture for ...

    I didn't realize how scarce LGBTQ+ middle grade books were until I started searching them out and only came up with a few titles (none of which were in my town's library). So, I was super stoked to check out Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World. I had previously read Blake's How to Make ...

  • Lori
    Feb 22, 2018

    Ivy knew that wondering was what life was all about. Wondering was how you found yourself. This book is an explosion of emotions. 3.5 stars. I did not expect to be reading a middle grade story. This is my fourth book from this author, and I was sure I knew her style and genre of...

    I don?t read a lot of middle grade novels, and when I do, they?re generally exclusively fantasy or historical fiction. When I think of MG contemporary novels, it?s not typically a book I?m going to reach for. That said, I have adored Ashley Herring Blake?s YA novels so tremen...

    I have now five starred two books by this author and am contractually obliged to read everything she ever writes ...

    READ MY REVIEW FOR IVY ABERDEEN'S LETTER TO THE WORLD, AND OTHERS, ON MY BLOG Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World was a book I knew I was going to love before I even started it. I have read two others of Ashley Herring Blake?s works and loved them. Ashley has a talent of incorpor...

    My heart ? ...

    Ashley Herring Blake does it again. She's crafted another perfect book about family and love and loss, all centered around a 12 year old girl who's discovering her identity. Middle Grade isn't my favorite, but Ashley is an author whose work means so much to me, so I knew I had to read ...

    i don't really read MG... ever. but you know what, maybe i'll start. can't miss an opportunity to read a sapphic book ...

    As the author of another book that could be described as "girl loses house to tornado," what I loved in reading this was seeing how differently another person can approach the same general concept. I absolutely LOVED the direction Ashley Herring Blake takes her book -- Ivy's journey of...

    beautifully poignant. ...

    Hermoso por donde lo mires. Un middle grade LGBTQ+ sobre el audescubrimiento y la autoaceptación, además de que es F/F, lo cual no se ve mucho ni siquiera en el YA. Que podamos expresar quiénes somos a través del arte le da un plus. De lo mejor que leí en el año. ...

    This might just be me. But does this vaguly sound like a gender bent Alexander Hamilton. She's writing her way out. ...

    I really loved this book because it was so inspiring. I loved how cute the friendship. I loved how Ivy refused to cry when her house was destroyed by the tornado. Also how beautiful is this cover! I loved how the sister Layla cared for her so much. I felt bad how Ivy felt left out in t...

    I want to adopt this girl and protect her from the world! Why do middle grade books keeping making me cry?! I'll have to buy my own copy ...

    this book was everything i needed when i was 12. what a gift. ...

    Read this all in one day. This is a book I would have loved to have when I was 12. ...

    This is a book about so many things, it has something for everybody. Homelessness in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Growing old enough for secrets and maturing attitudes towards family. The freezing isolation of the first hints of queer identity. Grasping at art and the idea that...

    There is so much going on in this novel, and it all works perfectly. Generally speaking, it would have been so easy for this to turn into a complete mess (natural disaster coupled with family issues AND as a bonus, there's the fact that Ivy thinks she may like girls and doesn't feel li...

    Public Library Copy Ivy and her older sister Layla have missed their mother's attention ever since their twin brothers were born. Their mother is the author and illustrator of children's books, but having twins at 41 took a lot out of her. When their small Georgia town is hit by...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink This was a beautiful book. Simple as that. I'll admit, I wasn't sure about it when I picked it up because I didn't fully enjoy the author's book HOW TO MAKE A WISH, but she proved me wrong with this book. And I'm glad I gave her a second chance. Beca...

    This was amazing! Such a great story and so beautifully written. I hope this book will get into the hands of so many kids. And adults. Because it's a story that's relevant for all of us. Ivy is just trying to figure out who she is, how she fits in with her family, and how she relates t...

  • Ms. Yingling
    Mar 08, 2018

    Ivy knew that wondering was what life was all about. Wondering was how you found yourself. This book is an explosion of emotions. 3.5 stars. I did not expect to be reading a middle grade story. This is my fourth book from this author, and I was sure I knew her style and genre of...

    I don?t read a lot of middle grade novels, and when I do, they?re generally exclusively fantasy or historical fiction. When I think of MG contemporary novels, it?s not typically a book I?m going to reach for. That said, I have adored Ashley Herring Blake?s YA novels so tremen...

    I have now five starred two books by this author and am contractually obliged to read everything she ever writes ...

    READ MY REVIEW FOR IVY ABERDEEN'S LETTER TO THE WORLD, AND OTHERS, ON MY BLOG Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World was a book I knew I was going to love before I even started it. I have read two others of Ashley Herring Blake?s works and loved them. Ashley has a talent of incorpor...

    My heart ? ...

    Ashley Herring Blake does it again. She's crafted another perfect book about family and love and loss, all centered around a 12 year old girl who's discovering her identity. Middle Grade isn't my favorite, but Ashley is an author whose work means so much to me, so I knew I had to read ...

    i don't really read MG... ever. but you know what, maybe i'll start. can't miss an opportunity to read a sapphic book ...

    As the author of another book that could be described as "girl loses house to tornado," what I loved in reading this was seeing how differently another person can approach the same general concept. I absolutely LOVED the direction Ashley Herring Blake takes her book -- Ivy's journey of...

    beautifully poignant. ...

    Hermoso por donde lo mires. Un middle grade LGBTQ+ sobre el audescubrimiento y la autoaceptación, además de que es F/F, lo cual no se ve mucho ni siquiera en el YA. Que podamos expresar quiénes somos a través del arte le da un plus. De lo mejor que leí en el año. ...

    This might just be me. But does this vaguly sound like a gender bent Alexander Hamilton. She's writing her way out. ...

    I really loved this book because it was so inspiring. I loved how cute the friendship. I loved how Ivy refused to cry when her house was destroyed by the tornado. Also how beautiful is this cover! I loved how the sister Layla cared for her so much. I felt bad how Ivy felt left out in t...

    I want to adopt this girl and protect her from the world! Why do middle grade books keeping making me cry?! I'll have to buy my own copy ...

    this book was everything i needed when i was 12. what a gift. ...

    Read this all in one day. This is a book I would have loved to have when I was 12. ...

    This is a book about so many things, it has something for everybody. Homelessness in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Growing old enough for secrets and maturing attitudes towards family. The freezing isolation of the first hints of queer identity. Grasping at art and the idea that...

    There is so much going on in this novel, and it all works perfectly. Generally speaking, it would have been so easy for this to turn into a complete mess (natural disaster coupled with family issues AND as a bonus, there's the fact that Ivy thinks she may like girls and doesn't feel li...

    Public Library Copy Ivy and her older sister Layla have missed their mother's attention ever since their twin brothers were born. Their mother is the author and illustrator of children's books, but having twins at 41 took a lot out of her. When their small Georgia town is hit by...

  • Mckinlay
    Mar 12, 2018

    Ivy knew that wondering was what life was all about. Wondering was how you found yourself. This book is an explosion of emotions. 3.5 stars. I did not expect to be reading a middle grade story. This is my fourth book from this author, and I was sure I knew her style and genre of...

    I don?t read a lot of middle grade novels, and when I do, they?re generally exclusively fantasy or historical fiction. When I think of MG contemporary novels, it?s not typically a book I?m going to reach for. That said, I have adored Ashley Herring Blake?s YA novels so tremen...

    I have now five starred two books by this author and am contractually obliged to read everything she ever writes ...

    READ MY REVIEW FOR IVY ABERDEEN'S LETTER TO THE WORLD, AND OTHERS, ON MY BLOG Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World was a book I knew I was going to love before I even started it. I have read two others of Ashley Herring Blake?s works and loved them. Ashley has a talent of incorpor...

    My heart ? ...

    Ashley Herring Blake does it again. She's crafted another perfect book about family and love and loss, all centered around a 12 year old girl who's discovering her identity. Middle Grade isn't my favorite, but Ashley is an author whose work means so much to me, so I knew I had to read ...

    i don't really read MG... ever. but you know what, maybe i'll start. can't miss an opportunity to read a sapphic book ...

    As the author of another book that could be described as "girl loses house to tornado," what I loved in reading this was seeing how differently another person can approach the same general concept. I absolutely LOVED the direction Ashley Herring Blake takes her book -- Ivy's journey of...

    beautifully poignant. ...

    Hermoso por donde lo mires. Un middle grade LGBTQ+ sobre el audescubrimiento y la autoaceptación, además de que es F/F, lo cual no se ve mucho ni siquiera en el YA. Que podamos expresar quiénes somos a través del arte le da un plus. De lo mejor que leí en el año. ...

    This might just be me. But does this vaguly sound like a gender bent Alexander Hamilton. She's writing her way out. ...

    I really loved this book because it was so inspiring. I loved how cute the friendship. I loved how Ivy refused to cry when her house was destroyed by the tornado. Also how beautiful is this cover! I loved how the sister Layla cared for her so much. I felt bad how Ivy felt left out in t...

    I want to adopt this girl and protect her from the world! Why do middle grade books keeping making me cry?! I'll have to buy my own copy ...

    this book was everything i needed when i was 12. what a gift. ...

  • Kate
    Mar 22, 2018

    Ivy knew that wondering was what life was all about. Wondering was how you found yourself. This book is an explosion of emotions. 3.5 stars. I did not expect to be reading a middle grade story. This is my fourth book from this author, and I was sure I knew her style and genre of...

    I don?t read a lot of middle grade novels, and when I do, they?re generally exclusively fantasy or historical fiction. When I think of MG contemporary novels, it?s not typically a book I?m going to reach for. That said, I have adored Ashley Herring Blake?s YA novels so tremen...

    I have now five starred two books by this author and am contractually obliged to read everything she ever writes ...

    READ MY REVIEW FOR IVY ABERDEEN'S LETTER TO THE WORLD, AND OTHERS, ON MY BLOG Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World was a book I knew I was going to love before I even started it. I have read two others of Ashley Herring Blake?s works and loved them. Ashley has a talent of incorpor...

    My heart ? ...

  • Janday
    Oct 14, 2017

    Ivy knew that wondering was what life was all about. Wondering was how you found yourself. This book is an explosion of emotions. 3.5 stars. I did not expect to be reading a middle grade story. This is my fourth book from this author, and I was sure I knew her style and genre of...

    I don?t read a lot of middle grade novels, and when I do, they?re generally exclusively fantasy or historical fiction. When I think of MG contemporary novels, it?s not typically a book I?m going to reach for. That said, I have adored Ashley Herring Blake?s YA novels so tremen...

    I have now five starred two books by this author and am contractually obliged to read everything she ever writes ...

    READ MY REVIEW FOR IVY ABERDEEN'S LETTER TO THE WORLD, AND OTHERS, ON MY BLOG Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World was a book I knew I was going to love before I even started it. I have read two others of Ashley Herring Blake?s works and loved them. Ashley has a talent of incorpor...

    My heart ? ...

    Ashley Herring Blake does it again. She's crafted another perfect book about family and love and loss, all centered around a 12 year old girl who's discovering her identity. Middle Grade isn't my favorite, but Ashley is an author whose work means so much to me, so I knew I had to read ...

    i don't really read MG... ever. but you know what, maybe i'll start. can't miss an opportunity to read a sapphic book ...

    As the author of another book that could be described as "girl loses house to tornado," what I loved in reading this was seeing how differently another person can approach the same general concept. I absolutely LOVED the direction Ashley Herring Blake takes her book -- Ivy's journey of...

    beautifully poignant. ...

    Hermoso por donde lo mires. Un middle grade LGBTQ+ sobre el audescubrimiento y la autoaceptación, además de que es F/F, lo cual no se ve mucho ni siquiera en el YA. Que podamos expresar quiénes somos a través del arte le da un plus. De lo mejor que leí en el año. ...

    This might just be me. But does this vaguly sound like a gender bent Alexander Hamilton. She's writing her way out. ...

    I really loved this book because it was so inspiring. I loved how cute the friendship. I loved how Ivy refused to cry when her house was destroyed by the tornado. Also how beautiful is this cover! I loved how the sister Layla cared for her so much. I felt bad how Ivy felt left out in t...

    I want to adopt this girl and protect her from the world! Why do middle grade books keeping making me cry?! I'll have to buy my own copy ...

    this book was everything i needed when i was 12. what a gift. ...

    Read this all in one day. This is a book I would have loved to have when I was 12. ...

    This is a book about so many things, it has something for everybody. Homelessness in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Growing old enough for secrets and maturing attitudes towards family. The freezing isolation of the first hints of queer identity. Grasping at art and the idea that...

  • Laura Noakes
    Mar 11, 2018

    Ivy knew that wondering was what life was all about. Wondering was how you found yourself. This book is an explosion of emotions. 3.5 stars. I did not expect to be reading a middle grade story. This is my fourth book from this author, and I was sure I knew her style and genre of...

    I don?t read a lot of middle grade novels, and when I do, they?re generally exclusively fantasy or historical fiction. When I think of MG contemporary novels, it?s not typically a book I?m going to reach for. That said, I have adored Ashley Herring Blake?s YA novels so tremen...

    I have now five starred two books by this author and am contractually obliged to read everything she ever writes ...

    READ MY REVIEW FOR IVY ABERDEEN'S LETTER TO THE WORLD, AND OTHERS, ON MY BLOG Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World was a book I knew I was going to love before I even started it. I have read two others of Ashley Herring Blake?s works and loved them. Ashley has a talent of incorpor...

    My heart ? ...

    Ashley Herring Blake does it again. She's crafted another perfect book about family and love and loss, all centered around a 12 year old girl who's discovering her identity. Middle Grade isn't my favorite, but Ashley is an author whose work means so much to me, so I knew I had to read ...

    i don't really read MG... ever. but you know what, maybe i'll start. can't miss an opportunity to read a sapphic book ...

    As the author of another book that could be described as "girl loses house to tornado," what I loved in reading this was seeing how differently another person can approach the same general concept. I absolutely LOVED the direction Ashley Herring Blake takes her book -- Ivy's journey of...

    beautifully poignant. ...

  • Flor Méndez
    Jun 04, 2017

    Ivy knew that wondering was what life was all about. Wondering was how you found yourself. This book is an explosion of emotions. 3.5 stars. I did not expect to be reading a middle grade story. This is my fourth book from this author, and I was sure I knew her style and genre of...

    I don?t read a lot of middle grade novels, and when I do, they?re generally exclusively fantasy or historical fiction. When I think of MG contemporary novels, it?s not typically a book I?m going to reach for. That said, I have adored Ashley Herring Blake?s YA novels so tremen...

    I have now five starred two books by this author and am contractually obliged to read everything she ever writes ...

    READ MY REVIEW FOR IVY ABERDEEN'S LETTER TO THE WORLD, AND OTHERS, ON MY BLOG Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World was a book I knew I was going to love before I even started it. I have read two others of Ashley Herring Blake?s works and loved them. Ashley has a talent of incorpor...

    My heart ? ...

    Ashley Herring Blake does it again. She's crafted another perfect book about family and love and loss, all centered around a 12 year old girl who's discovering her identity. Middle Grade isn't my favorite, but Ashley is an author whose work means so much to me, so I knew I had to read ...

    i don't really read MG... ever. but you know what, maybe i'll start. can't miss an opportunity to read a sapphic book ...

    As the author of another book that could be described as "girl loses house to tornado," what I loved in reading this was seeing how differently another person can approach the same general concept. I absolutely LOVED the direction Ashley Herring Blake takes her book -- Ivy's journey of...

    beautifully poignant. ...

    Hermoso por donde lo mires. Un middle grade LGBTQ+ sobre el audescubrimiento y la autoaceptación, además de que es F/F, lo cual no se ve mucho ni siquiera en el YA. Que podamos expresar quiénes somos a través del arte le da un plus. De lo mejor que leí en el año. ...

  • Bee {Quite the Novel Idea}
    Mar 12, 2018

    Ivy knew that wondering was what life was all about. Wondering was how you found yourself. This book is an explosion of emotions. 3.5 stars. I did not expect to be reading a middle grade story. This is my fourth book from this author, and I was sure I knew her style and genre of...

    I don?t read a lot of middle grade novels, and when I do, they?re generally exclusively fantasy or historical fiction. When I think of MG contemporary novels, it?s not typically a book I?m going to reach for. That said, I have adored Ashley Herring Blake?s YA novels so tremen...

    I have now five starred two books by this author and am contractually obliged to read everything she ever writes ...

    READ MY REVIEW FOR IVY ABERDEEN'S LETTER TO THE WORLD, AND OTHERS, ON MY BLOG Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World was a book I knew I was going to love before I even started it. I have read two others of Ashley Herring Blake?s works and loved them. Ashley has a talent of incorpor...

    My heart ? ...

    Ashley Herring Blake does it again. She's crafted another perfect book about family and love and loss, all centered around a 12 year old girl who's discovering her identity. Middle Grade isn't my favorite, but Ashley is an author whose work means so much to me, so I knew I had to read ...

    i don't really read MG... ever. but you know what, maybe i'll start. can't miss an opportunity to read a sapphic book ...

    As the author of another book that could be described as "girl loses house to tornado," what I loved in reading this was seeing how differently another person can approach the same general concept. I absolutely LOVED the direction Ashley Herring Blake takes her book -- Ivy's journey of...

    beautifully poignant. ...

    Hermoso por donde lo mires. Un middle grade LGBTQ+ sobre el audescubrimiento y la autoaceptación, además de que es F/F, lo cual no se ve mucho ni siquiera en el YA. Que podamos expresar quiénes somos a través del arte le da un plus. De lo mejor que leí en el año. ...

    This might just be me. But does this vaguly sound like a gender bent Alexander Hamilton. She's writing her way out. ...

    I really loved this book because it was so inspiring. I loved how cute the friendship. I loved how Ivy refused to cry when her house was destroyed by the tornado. Also how beautiful is this cover! I loved how the sister Layla cared for her so much. I felt bad how Ivy felt left out in t...

    I want to adopt this girl and protect her from the world! Why do middle grade books keeping making me cry?! I'll have to buy my own copy ...

    this book was everything i needed when i was 12. what a gift. ...

    Read this all in one day. This is a book I would have loved to have when I was 12. ...

    This is a book about so many things, it has something for everybody. Homelessness in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Growing old enough for secrets and maturing attitudes towards family. The freezing isolation of the first hints of queer identity. Grasping at art and the idea that...

    There is so much going on in this novel, and it all works perfectly. Generally speaking, it would have been so easy for this to turn into a complete mess (natural disaster coupled with family issues AND as a bonus, there's the fact that Ivy thinks she may like girls and doesn't feel li...

    Public Library Copy Ivy and her older sister Layla have missed their mother's attention ever since their twin brothers were born. Their mother is the author and illustrator of children's books, but having twins at 41 took a lot out of her. When their small Georgia town is hit by...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink This was a beautiful book. Simple as that. I'll admit, I wasn't sure about it when I picked it up because I didn't fully enjoy the author's book HOW TO MAKE A WISH, but she proved me wrong with this book. And I'm glad I gave her a second chance. Beca...

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Feb 12, 2018

    Ivy knew that wondering was what life was all about. Wondering was how you found yourself. This book is an explosion of emotions. 3.5 stars. I did not expect to be reading a middle grade story. This is my fourth book from this author, and I was sure I knew her style and genre of...

  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    Mar 01, 2018

    Ivy knew that wondering was what life was all about. Wondering was how you found yourself. This book is an explosion of emotions. 3.5 stars. I did not expect to be reading a middle grade story. This is my fourth book from this author, and I was sure I knew her style and genre of...

    I don?t read a lot of middle grade novels, and when I do, they?re generally exclusively fantasy or historical fiction. When I think of MG contemporary novels, it?s not typically a book I?m going to reach for. That said, I have adored Ashley Herring Blake?s YA novels so tremen...

  • Kari Duet
    Feb 06, 2018

    Ivy knew that wondering was what life was all about. Wondering was how you found yourself. This book is an explosion of emotions. 3.5 stars. I did not expect to be reading a middle grade story. This is my fourth book from this author, and I was sure I knew her style and genre of...

    I don?t read a lot of middle grade novels, and when I do, they?re generally exclusively fantasy or historical fiction. When I think of MG contemporary novels, it?s not typically a book I?m going to reach for. That said, I have adored Ashley Herring Blake?s YA novels so tremen...

    I have now five starred two books by this author and am contractually obliged to read everything she ever writes ...

    READ MY REVIEW FOR IVY ABERDEEN'S LETTER TO THE WORLD, AND OTHERS, ON MY BLOG Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World was a book I knew I was going to love before I even started it. I have read two others of Ashley Herring Blake?s works and loved them. Ashley has a talent of incorpor...

    My heart ? ...

    Ashley Herring Blake does it again. She's crafted another perfect book about family and love and loss, all centered around a 12 year old girl who's discovering her identity. Middle Grade isn't my favorite, but Ashley is an author whose work means so much to me, so I knew I had to read ...

    i don't really read MG... ever. but you know what, maybe i'll start. can't miss an opportunity to read a sapphic book ...

    As the author of another book that could be described as "girl loses house to tornado," what I loved in reading this was seeing how differently another person can approach the same general concept. I absolutely LOVED the direction Ashley Herring Blake takes her book -- Ivy's journey of...

    beautifully poignant. ...

    Hermoso por donde lo mires. Un middle grade LGBTQ+ sobre el audescubrimiento y la autoaceptación, además de que es F/F, lo cual no se ve mucho ni siquiera en el YA. Que podamos expresar quiénes somos a través del arte le da un plus. De lo mejor que leí en el año. ...

    This might just be me. But does this vaguly sound like a gender bent Alexander Hamilton. She's writing her way out. ...

    I really loved this book because it was so inspiring. I loved how cute the friendship. I loved how Ivy refused to cry when her house was destroyed by the tornado. Also how beautiful is this cover! I loved how the sister Layla cared for her so much. I felt bad how Ivy felt left out in t...

    I want to adopt this girl and protect her from the world! Why do middle grade books keeping making me cry?! I'll have to buy my own copy ...

    this book was everything i needed when i was 12. what a gift. ...

    Read this all in one day. This is a book I would have loved to have when I was 12. ...

    This is a book about so many things, it has something for everybody. Homelessness in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Growing old enough for secrets and maturing attitudes towards family. The freezing isolation of the first hints of queer identity. Grasping at art and the idea that...

    There is so much going on in this novel, and it all works perfectly. Generally speaking, it would have been so easy for this to turn into a complete mess (natural disaster coupled with family issues AND as a bonus, there's the fact that Ivy thinks she may like girls and doesn't feel li...

    Public Library Copy Ivy and her older sister Layla have missed their mother's attention ever since their twin brothers were born. Their mother is the author and illustrator of children's books, but having twins at 41 took a lot out of her. When their small Georgia town is hit by...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink This was a beautiful book. Simple as that. I'll admit, I wasn't sure about it when I picked it up because I didn't fully enjoy the author's book HOW TO MAKE A WISH, but she proved me wrong with this book. And I'm glad I gave her a second chance. Beca...

    This was amazing! Such a great story and so beautifully written. I hope this book will get into the hands of so many kids. And adults. Because it's a story that's relevant for all of us. Ivy is just trying to figure out who she is, how she fits in with her family, and how she relates t...

    I received an ARC of this book from Little Brown Young Readers. Here is my honest review! This story follows a girl named Ivy Aberdeen who is struggling to cage her feelings from her family and the world. Ivy's home is destroyed by a tornado and she misplaces her journal. Her jour...

    I was absolutely blown away by this book. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a middle-grade book this much; honestly, it was probably when I was in middle school (appropriately). The writing is fantastic and heartfelt without being corny or over-the-top. It's also packed with mea...

    A really touching story following a twelve year old girl just beginning to figure out her identity. Ivy Aberdeen?s home is destroyed in a tornado, her parents seem to have forgotten she exists, she can?t trust her sister anymore and everything sucks. Except the pretty girl at sch...

    Throughly impressed with this debut novel. Like many great books it begins on a dark and stormy night. Twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen's life changes dramatically when her home is completely destroyed in a tornado. Couple that with the usual challenges of impending adolescence and friend...

    ARC review. What can I say other than that this was a wonderful coming of age novel for a underrepresented demographic in most MG/YA novels. I managed to read it in just two days. I honestly couldn't put it down. For someone who experienced most of what Ivy went through emotiona...

  • Ava
    Feb 20, 2018

    Ivy knew that wondering was what life was all about. Wondering was how you found yourself. This book is an explosion of emotions. 3.5 stars. I did not expect to be reading a middle grade story. This is my fourth book from this author, and I was sure I knew her style and genre of...

    I don?t read a lot of middle grade novels, and when I do, they?re generally exclusively fantasy or historical fiction. When I think of MG contemporary novels, it?s not typically a book I?m going to reach for. That said, I have adored Ashley Herring Blake?s YA novels so tremen...

    I have now five starred two books by this author and am contractually obliged to read everything she ever writes ...

    READ MY REVIEW FOR IVY ABERDEEN'S LETTER TO THE WORLD, AND OTHERS, ON MY BLOG Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World was a book I knew I was going to love before I even started it. I have read two others of Ashley Herring Blake?s works and loved them. Ashley has a talent of incorpor...

    My heart ? ...

    Ashley Herring Blake does it again. She's crafted another perfect book about family and love and loss, all centered around a 12 year old girl who's discovering her identity. Middle Grade isn't my favorite, but Ashley is an author whose work means so much to me, so I knew I had to read ...

  • Casey Jo
    Sep 04, 2017

    Ivy knew that wondering was what life was all about. Wondering was how you found yourself. This book is an explosion of emotions. 3.5 stars. I did not expect to be reading a middle grade story. This is my fourth book from this author, and I was sure I knew her style and genre of...

    I don?t read a lot of middle grade novels, and when I do, they?re generally exclusively fantasy or historical fiction. When I think of MG contemporary novels, it?s not typically a book I?m going to reach for. That said, I have adored Ashley Herring Blake?s YA novels so tremen...

    I have now five starred two books by this author and am contractually obliged to read everything she ever writes ...

    READ MY REVIEW FOR IVY ABERDEEN'S LETTER TO THE WORLD, AND OTHERS, ON MY BLOG Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World was a book I knew I was going to love before I even started it. I have read two others of Ashley Herring Blake?s works and loved them. Ashley has a talent of incorpor...

    My heart ? ...

    Ashley Herring Blake does it again. She's crafted another perfect book about family and love and loss, all centered around a 12 year old girl who's discovering her identity. Middle Grade isn't my favorite, but Ashley is an author whose work means so much to me, so I knew I had to read ...

    i don't really read MG... ever. but you know what, maybe i'll start. can't miss an opportunity to read a sapphic book ...

    As the author of another book that could be described as "girl loses house to tornado," what I loved in reading this was seeing how differently another person can approach the same general concept. I absolutely LOVED the direction Ashley Herring Blake takes her book -- Ivy's journey of...

    beautifully poignant. ...

    Hermoso por donde lo mires. Un middle grade LGBTQ+ sobre el audescubrimiento y la autoaceptación, además de que es F/F, lo cual no se ve mucho ni siquiera en el YA. Que podamos expresar quiénes somos a través del arte le da un plus. De lo mejor que leí en el año. ...

    This might just be me. But does this vaguly sound like a gender bent Alexander Hamilton. She's writing her way out. ...

    I really loved this book because it was so inspiring. I loved how cute the friendship. I loved how Ivy refused to cry when her house was destroyed by the tornado. Also how beautiful is this cover! I loved how the sister Layla cared for her so much. I felt bad how Ivy felt left out in t...

    I want to adopt this girl and protect her from the world! Why do middle grade books keeping making me cry?! I'll have to buy my own copy ...

    this book was everything i needed when i was 12. what a gift. ...

    Read this all in one day. This is a book I would have loved to have when I was 12. ...

    This is a book about so many things, it has something for everybody. Homelessness in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Growing old enough for secrets and maturing attitudes towards family. The freezing isolation of the first hints of queer identity. Grasping at art and the idea that...

    There is so much going on in this novel, and it all works perfectly. Generally speaking, it would have been so easy for this to turn into a complete mess (natural disaster coupled with family issues AND as a bonus, there's the fact that Ivy thinks she may like girls and doesn't feel li...

    Public Library Copy Ivy and her older sister Layla have missed their mother's attention ever since their twin brothers were born. Their mother is the author and illustrator of children's books, but having twins at 41 took a lot out of her. When their small Georgia town is hit by...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink This was a beautiful book. Simple as that. I'll admit, I wasn't sure about it when I picked it up because I didn't fully enjoy the author's book HOW TO MAKE A WISH, but she proved me wrong with this book. And I'm glad I gave her a second chance. Beca...

    This was amazing! Such a great story and so beautifully written. I hope this book will get into the hands of so many kids. And adults. Because it's a story that's relevant for all of us. Ivy is just trying to figure out who she is, how she fits in with her family, and how she relates t...

    I received an ARC of this book from Little Brown Young Readers. Here is my honest review! This story follows a girl named Ivy Aberdeen who is struggling to cage her feelings from her family and the world. Ivy's home is destroyed by a tornado and she misplaces her journal. Her jour...

    I was absolutely blown away by this book. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a middle-grade book this much; honestly, it was probably when I was in middle school (appropriately). The writing is fantastic and heartfelt without being corny or over-the-top. It's also packed with mea...

    A really touching story following a twelve year old girl just beginning to figure out her identity. Ivy Aberdeen?s home is destroyed in a tornado, her parents seem to have forgotten she exists, she can?t trust her sister anymore and everything sucks. Except the pretty girl at sch...

    Throughly impressed with this debut novel. Like many great books it begins on a dark and stormy night. Twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen's life changes dramatically when her home is completely destroyed in a tornado. Couple that with the usual challenges of impending adolescence and friend...

    ARC review. What can I say other than that this was a wonderful coming of age novel for a underrepresented demographic in most MG/YA novels. I managed to read it in just two days. I honestly couldn't put it down. For someone who experienced most of what Ivy went through emotiona...

    I love so much about this book - the way that Ivy's figuring out who she is, the way that her sexuality is intertwined into a larger story about recovery from a disaster, they representation of being a middle kid in times of crisis, how Ivy's issues reflect her older sisters', etc. And...

  • Amber Robertson
    Mar 13, 2018

    Ivy knew that wondering was what life was all about. Wondering was how you found yourself. This book is an explosion of emotions. 3.5 stars. I did not expect to be reading a middle grade story. This is my fourth book from this author, and I was sure I knew her style and genre of...

    I don?t read a lot of middle grade novels, and when I do, they?re generally exclusively fantasy or historical fiction. When I think of MG contemporary novels, it?s not typically a book I?m going to reach for. That said, I have adored Ashley Herring Blake?s YA novels so tremen...

    I have now five starred two books by this author and am contractually obliged to read everything she ever writes ...

    READ MY REVIEW FOR IVY ABERDEEN'S LETTER TO THE WORLD, AND OTHERS, ON MY BLOG Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World was a book I knew I was going to love before I even started it. I have read two others of Ashley Herring Blake?s works and loved them. Ashley has a talent of incorpor...

  • Theresa
    Mar 20, 2018

    Ivy knew that wondering was what life was all about. Wondering was how you found yourself. This book is an explosion of emotions. 3.5 stars. I did not expect to be reading a middle grade story. This is my fourth book from this author, and I was sure I knew her style and genre of...

    I don?t read a lot of middle grade novels, and when I do, they?re generally exclusively fantasy or historical fiction. When I think of MG contemporary novels, it?s not typically a book I?m going to reach for. That said, I have adored Ashley Herring Blake?s YA novels so tremen...

    I have now five starred two books by this author and am contractually obliged to read everything she ever writes ...

    READ MY REVIEW FOR IVY ABERDEEN'S LETTER TO THE WORLD, AND OTHERS, ON MY BLOG Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World was a book I knew I was going to love before I even started it. I have read two others of Ashley Herring Blake?s works and loved them. Ashley has a talent of incorpor...

    My heart ? ...

    Ashley Herring Blake does it again. She's crafted another perfect book about family and love and loss, all centered around a 12 year old girl who's discovering her identity. Middle Grade isn't my favorite, but Ashley is an author whose work means so much to me, so I knew I had to read ...

    i don't really read MG... ever. but you know what, maybe i'll start. can't miss an opportunity to read a sapphic book ...

    As the author of another book that could be described as "girl loses house to tornado," what I loved in reading this was seeing how differently another person can approach the same general concept. I absolutely LOVED the direction Ashley Herring Blake takes her book -- Ivy's journey of...

    beautifully poignant. ...

    Hermoso por donde lo mires. Un middle grade LGBTQ+ sobre el audescubrimiento y la autoaceptación, además de que es F/F, lo cual no se ve mucho ni siquiera en el YA. Que podamos expresar quiénes somos a través del arte le da un plus. De lo mejor que leí en el año. ...

    This might just be me. But does this vaguly sound like a gender bent Alexander Hamilton. She's writing her way out. ...

    I really loved this book because it was so inspiring. I loved how cute the friendship. I loved how Ivy refused to cry when her house was destroyed by the tornado. Also how beautiful is this cover! I loved how the sister Layla cared for her so much. I felt bad how Ivy felt left out in t...

    I want to adopt this girl and protect her from the world! Why do middle grade books keeping making me cry?! I'll have to buy my own copy ...

    this book was everything i needed when i was 12. what a gift. ...

    Read this all in one day. This is a book I would have loved to have when I was 12. ...

    This is a book about so many things, it has something for everybody. Homelessness in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Growing old enough for secrets and maturing attitudes towards family. The freezing isolation of the first hints of queer identity. Grasping at art and the idea that...

    There is so much going on in this novel, and it all works perfectly. Generally speaking, it would have been so easy for this to turn into a complete mess (natural disaster coupled with family issues AND as a bonus, there's the fact that Ivy thinks she may like girls and doesn't feel li...

    Public Library Copy Ivy and her older sister Layla have missed their mother's attention ever since their twin brothers were born. Their mother is the author and illustrator of children's books, but having twins at 41 took a lot out of her. When their small Georgia town is hit by...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink This was a beautiful book. Simple as that. I'll admit, I wasn't sure about it when I picked it up because I didn't fully enjoy the author's book HOW TO MAKE A WISH, but she proved me wrong with this book. And I'm glad I gave her a second chance. Beca...

    This was amazing! Such a great story and so beautifully written. I hope this book will get into the hands of so many kids. And adults. Because it's a story that's relevant for all of us. Ivy is just trying to figure out who she is, how she fits in with her family, and how she relates t...

    I received an ARC of this book from Little Brown Young Readers. Here is my honest review! This story follows a girl named Ivy Aberdeen who is struggling to cage her feelings from her family and the world. Ivy's home is destroyed by a tornado and she misplaces her journal. Her jour...

    I was absolutely blown away by this book. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a middle-grade book this much; honestly, it was probably when I was in middle school (appropriately). The writing is fantastic and heartfelt without being corny or over-the-top. It's also packed with mea...

  • The Bookavid
    Apr 13, 2017

    Ivy knew that wondering was what life was all about. Wondering was how you found yourself. This book is an explosion of emotions. 3.5 stars. I did not expect to be reading a middle grade story. This is my fourth book from this author, and I was sure I knew her style and genre of...

    I don?t read a lot of middle grade novels, and when I do, they?re generally exclusively fantasy or historical fiction. When I think of MG contemporary novels, it?s not typically a book I?m going to reach for. That said, I have adored Ashley Herring Blake?s YA novels so tremen...

    I have now five starred two books by this author and am contractually obliged to read everything she ever writes ...

    READ MY REVIEW FOR IVY ABERDEEN'S LETTER TO THE WORLD, AND OTHERS, ON MY BLOG Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World was a book I knew I was going to love before I even started it. I have read two others of Ashley Herring Blake?s works and loved them. Ashley has a talent of incorpor...

    My heart ? ...

    Ashley Herring Blake does it again. She's crafted another perfect book about family and love and loss, all centered around a 12 year old girl who's discovering her identity. Middle Grade isn't my favorite, but Ashley is an author whose work means so much to me, so I knew I had to read ...

    i don't really read MG... ever. but you know what, maybe i'll start. can't miss an opportunity to read a sapphic book ...

  • Tova
    Apr 07, 2017

    Ivy knew that wondering was what life was all about. Wondering was how you found yourself. This book is an explosion of emotions. 3.5 stars. I did not expect to be reading a middle grade story. This is my fourth book from this author, and I was sure I knew her style and genre of...

    I don?t read a lot of middle grade novels, and when I do, they?re generally exclusively fantasy or historical fiction. When I think of MG contemporary novels, it?s not typically a book I?m going to reach for. That said, I have adored Ashley Herring Blake?s YA novels so tremen...

    I have now five starred two books by this author and am contractually obliged to read everything she ever writes ...

    READ MY REVIEW FOR IVY ABERDEEN'S LETTER TO THE WORLD, AND OTHERS, ON MY BLOG Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World was a book I knew I was going to love before I even started it. I have read two others of Ashley Herring Blake?s works and loved them. Ashley has a talent of incorpor...

    My heart ? ...

    Ashley Herring Blake does it again. She's crafted another perfect book about family and love and loss, all centered around a 12 year old girl who's discovering her identity. Middle Grade isn't my favorite, but Ashley is an author whose work means so much to me, so I knew I had to read ...

    i don't really read MG... ever. but you know what, maybe i'll start. can't miss an opportunity to read a sapphic book ...

    As the author of another book that could be described as "girl loses house to tornado," what I loved in reading this was seeing how differently another person can approach the same general concept. I absolutely LOVED the direction Ashley Herring Blake takes her book -- Ivy's journey of...

    beautifully poignant. ...

    Hermoso por donde lo mires. Un middle grade LGBTQ+ sobre el audescubrimiento y la autoaceptación, además de que es F/F, lo cual no se ve mucho ni siquiera en el YA. Que podamos expresar quiénes somos a través del arte le da un plus. De lo mejor que leí en el año. ...

    This might just be me. But does this vaguly sound like a gender bent Alexander Hamilton. She's writing her way out. ...

  • Monica
    Apr 03, 2018

    Ivy knew that wondering was what life was all about. Wondering was how you found yourself. This book is an explosion of emotions. 3.5 stars. I did not expect to be reading a middle grade story. This is my fourth book from this author, and I was sure I knew her style and genre of...

    I don?t read a lot of middle grade novels, and when I do, they?re generally exclusively fantasy or historical fiction. When I think of MG contemporary novels, it?s not typically a book I?m going to reach for. That said, I have adored Ashley Herring Blake?s YA novels so tremen...

    I have now five starred two books by this author and am contractually obliged to read everything she ever writes ...

    READ MY REVIEW FOR IVY ABERDEEN'S LETTER TO THE WORLD, AND OTHERS, ON MY BLOG Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World was a book I knew I was going to love before I even started it. I have read two others of Ashley Herring Blake?s works and loved them. Ashley has a talent of incorpor...

    My heart ? ...

    Ashley Herring Blake does it again. She's crafted another perfect book about family and love and loss, all centered around a 12 year old girl who's discovering her identity. Middle Grade isn't my favorite, but Ashley is an author whose work means so much to me, so I knew I had to read ...

    i don't really read MG... ever. but you know what, maybe i'll start. can't miss an opportunity to read a sapphic book ...

    As the author of another book that could be described as "girl loses house to tornado," what I loved in reading this was seeing how differently another person can approach the same general concept. I absolutely LOVED the direction Ashley Herring Blake takes her book -- Ivy's journey of...

    beautifully poignant. ...

    Hermoso por donde lo mires. Un middle grade LGBTQ+ sobre el audescubrimiento y la autoaceptación, además de que es F/F, lo cual no se ve mucho ni siquiera en el YA. Que podamos expresar quiénes somos a través del arte le da un plus. De lo mejor que leí en el año. ...

    This might just be me. But does this vaguly sound like a gender bent Alexander Hamilton. She's writing her way out. ...

    I really loved this book because it was so inspiring. I loved how cute the friendship. I loved how Ivy refused to cry when her house was destroyed by the tornado. Also how beautiful is this cover! I loved how the sister Layla cared for her so much. I felt bad how Ivy felt left out in t...

    I want to adopt this girl and protect her from the world! Why do middle grade books keeping making me cry?! I'll have to buy my own copy ...

    this book was everything i needed when i was 12. what a gift. ...

    Read this all in one day. This is a book I would have loved to have when I was 12. ...

    This is a book about so many things, it has something for everybody. Homelessness in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Growing old enough for secrets and maturing attitudes towards family. The freezing isolation of the first hints of queer identity. Grasping at art and the idea that...

    There is so much going on in this novel, and it all works perfectly. Generally speaking, it would have been so easy for this to turn into a complete mess (natural disaster coupled with family issues AND as a bonus, there's the fact that Ivy thinks she may like girls and doesn't feel li...

    Public Library Copy Ivy and her older sister Layla have missed their mother's attention ever since their twin brothers were born. Their mother is the author and illustrator of children's books, but having twins at 41 took a lot out of her. When their small Georgia town is hit by...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink This was a beautiful book. Simple as that. I'll admit, I wasn't sure about it when I picked it up because I didn't fully enjoy the author's book HOW TO MAKE A WISH, but she proved me wrong with this book. And I'm glad I gave her a second chance. Beca...

    This was amazing! Such a great story and so beautifully written. I hope this book will get into the hands of so many kids. And adults. Because it's a story that's relevant for all of us. Ivy is just trying to figure out who she is, how she fits in with her family, and how she relates t...

    I received an ARC of this book from Little Brown Young Readers. Here is my honest review! This story follows a girl named Ivy Aberdeen who is struggling to cage her feelings from her family and the world. Ivy's home is destroyed by a tornado and she misplaces her journal. Her jour...

    I was absolutely blown away by this book. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a middle-grade book this much; honestly, it was probably when I was in middle school (appropriately). The writing is fantastic and heartfelt without being corny or over-the-top. It's also packed with mea...

    A really touching story following a twelve year old girl just beginning to figure out her identity. Ivy Aberdeen?s home is destroyed in a tornado, her parents seem to have forgotten she exists, she can?t trust her sister anymore and everything sucks. Except the pretty girl at sch...

    Throughly impressed with this debut novel. Like many great books it begins on a dark and stormy night. Twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen's life changes dramatically when her home is completely destroyed in a tornado. Couple that with the usual challenges of impending adolescence and friend...

    ARC review. What can I say other than that this was a wonderful coming of age novel for a underrepresented demographic in most MG/YA novels. I managed to read it in just two days. I honestly couldn't put it down. For someone who experienced most of what Ivy went through emotiona...

    I love so much about this book - the way that Ivy's figuring out who she is, the way that her sexuality is intertwined into a larger story about recovery from a disaster, they representation of being a middle kid in times of crisis, how Ivy's issues reflect her older sisters', etc. And...

    I received an ARC of this book through a Goodreads giveaway. This review is all my own opinion. Wow. What a beautiful story. It was perfect. I loved, LOVED, loved Ivy as well as all of the other main characters. I loved the writing style, how it always painted an artistic picture for ...

  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    Apr 08, 2018

    Ivy knew that wondering was what life was all about. Wondering was how you found yourself. This book is an explosion of emotions. 3.5 stars. I did not expect to be reading a middle grade story. This is my fourth book from this author, and I was sure I knew her style and genre of...

    I don?t read a lot of middle grade novels, and when I do, they?re generally exclusively fantasy or historical fiction. When I think of MG contemporary novels, it?s not typically a book I?m going to reach for. That said, I have adored Ashley Herring Blake?s YA novels so tremen...

    I have now five starred two books by this author and am contractually obliged to read everything she ever writes ...

    READ MY REVIEW FOR IVY ABERDEEN'S LETTER TO THE WORLD, AND OTHERS, ON MY BLOG Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World was a book I knew I was going to love before I even started it. I have read two others of Ashley Herring Blake?s works and loved them. Ashley has a talent of incorpor...

    My heart ? ...

    Ashley Herring Blake does it again. She's crafted another perfect book about family and love and loss, all centered around a 12 year old girl who's discovering her identity. Middle Grade isn't my favorite, but Ashley is an author whose work means so much to me, so I knew I had to read ...

    i don't really read MG... ever. but you know what, maybe i'll start. can't miss an opportunity to read a sapphic book ...

    As the author of another book that could be described as "girl loses house to tornado," what I loved in reading this was seeing how differently another person can approach the same general concept. I absolutely LOVED the direction Ashley Herring Blake takes her book -- Ivy's journey of...

    beautifully poignant. ...

    Hermoso por donde lo mires. Un middle grade LGBTQ+ sobre el audescubrimiento y la autoaceptación, además de que es F/F, lo cual no se ve mucho ni siquiera en el YA. Que podamos expresar quiénes somos a través del arte le da un plus. De lo mejor que leí en el año. ...

    This might just be me. But does this vaguly sound like a gender bent Alexander Hamilton. She's writing her way out. ...

    I really loved this book because it was so inspiring. I loved how cute the friendship. I loved how Ivy refused to cry when her house was destroyed by the tornado. Also how beautiful is this cover! I loved how the sister Layla cared for her so much. I felt bad how Ivy felt left out in t...

    I want to adopt this girl and protect her from the world! Why do middle grade books keeping making me cry?! I'll have to buy my own copy ...

  • Jenn Bishop
    Oct 27, 2017

    Ivy knew that wondering was what life was all about. Wondering was how you found yourself. This book is an explosion of emotions. 3.5 stars. I did not expect to be reading a middle grade story. This is my fourth book from this author, and I was sure I knew her style and genre of...

    I don?t read a lot of middle grade novels, and when I do, they?re generally exclusively fantasy or historical fiction. When I think of MG contemporary novels, it?s not typically a book I?m going to reach for. That said, I have adored Ashley Herring Blake?s YA novels so tremen...

    I have now five starred two books by this author and am contractually obliged to read everything she ever writes ...

    READ MY REVIEW FOR IVY ABERDEEN'S LETTER TO THE WORLD, AND OTHERS, ON MY BLOG Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World was a book I knew I was going to love before I even started it. I have read two others of Ashley Herring Blake?s works and loved them. Ashley has a talent of incorpor...

    My heart ? ...

    Ashley Herring Blake does it again. She's crafted another perfect book about family and love and loss, all centered around a 12 year old girl who's discovering her identity. Middle Grade isn't my favorite, but Ashley is an author whose work means so much to me, so I knew I had to read ...

    i don't really read MG... ever. but you know what, maybe i'll start. can't miss an opportunity to read a sapphic book ...

    As the author of another book that could be described as "girl loses house to tornado," what I loved in reading this was seeing how differently another person can approach the same general concept. I absolutely LOVED the direction Ashley Herring Blake takes her book -- Ivy's journey of...

  • Zayda (Babybibliophile)
    Feb 06, 2018

    Ivy knew that wondering was what life was all about. Wondering was how you found yourself. This book is an explosion of emotions. 3.5 stars. I did not expect to be reading a middle grade story. This is my fourth book from this author, and I was sure I knew her style and genre of...

    I don?t read a lot of middle grade novels, and when I do, they?re generally exclusively fantasy or historical fiction. When I think of MG contemporary novels, it?s not typically a book I?m going to reach for. That said, I have adored Ashley Herring Blake?s YA novels so tremen...

    I have now five starred two books by this author and am contractually obliged to read everything she ever writes ...

    READ MY REVIEW FOR IVY ABERDEEN'S LETTER TO THE WORLD, AND OTHERS, ON MY BLOG Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World was a book I knew I was going to love before I even started it. I have read two others of Ashley Herring Blake?s works and loved them. Ashley has a talent of incorpor...

    My heart ? ...

    Ashley Herring Blake does it again. She's crafted another perfect book about family and love and loss, all centered around a 12 year old girl who's discovering her identity. Middle Grade isn't my favorite, but Ashley is an author whose work means so much to me, so I knew I had to read ...

    i don't really read MG... ever. but you know what, maybe i'll start. can't miss an opportunity to read a sapphic book ...

    As the author of another book that could be described as "girl loses house to tornado," what I loved in reading this was seeing how differently another person can approach the same general concept. I absolutely LOVED the direction Ashley Herring Blake takes her book -- Ivy's journey of...

    beautifully poignant. ...

    Hermoso por donde lo mires. Un middle grade LGBTQ+ sobre el audescubrimiento y la autoaceptación, además de que es F/F, lo cual no se ve mucho ni siquiera en el YA. Que podamos expresar quiénes somos a través del arte le da un plus. De lo mejor que leí en el año. ...

    This might just be me. But does this vaguly sound like a gender bent Alexander Hamilton. She's writing her way out. ...

    I really loved this book because it was so inspiring. I loved how cute the friendship. I loved how Ivy refused to cry when her house was destroyed by the tornado. Also how beautiful is this cover! I loved how the sister Layla cared for her so much. I felt bad how Ivy felt left out in t...

    I want to adopt this girl and protect her from the world! Why do middle grade books keeping making me cry?! I'll have to buy my own copy ...

    this book was everything i needed when i was 12. what a gift. ...

    Read this all in one day. This is a book I would have loved to have when I was 12. ...

    This is a book about so many things, it has something for everybody. Homelessness in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Growing old enough for secrets and maturing attitudes towards family. The freezing isolation of the first hints of queer identity. Grasping at art and the idea that...

    There is so much going on in this novel, and it all works perfectly. Generally speaking, it would have been so easy for this to turn into a complete mess (natural disaster coupled with family issues AND as a bonus, there's the fact that Ivy thinks she may like girls and doesn't feel li...

    Public Library Copy Ivy and her older sister Layla have missed their mother's attention ever since their twin brothers were born. Their mother is the author and illustrator of children's books, but having twins at 41 took a lot out of her. When their small Georgia town is hit by...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink This was a beautiful book. Simple as that. I'll admit, I wasn't sure about it when I picked it up because I didn't fully enjoy the author's book HOW TO MAKE A WISH, but she proved me wrong with this book. And I'm glad I gave her a second chance. Beca...

    This was amazing! Such a great story and so beautifully written. I hope this book will get into the hands of so many kids. And adults. Because it's a story that's relevant for all of us. Ivy is just trying to figure out who she is, how she fits in with her family, and how she relates t...

    I received an ARC of this book from Little Brown Young Readers. Here is my honest review! This story follows a girl named Ivy Aberdeen who is struggling to cage her feelings from her family and the world. Ivy's home is destroyed by a tornado and she misplaces her journal. Her jour...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Feb 04, 2018

    Ivy knew that wondering was what life was all about. Wondering was how you found yourself. This book is an explosion of emotions. 3.5 stars. I did not expect to be reading a middle grade story. This is my fourth book from this author, and I was sure I knew her style and genre of...

    I don?t read a lot of middle grade novels, and when I do, they?re generally exclusively fantasy or historical fiction. When I think of MG contemporary novels, it?s not typically a book I?m going to reach for. That said, I have adored Ashley Herring Blake?s YA novels so tremen...

    I have now five starred two books by this author and am contractually obliged to read everything she ever writes ...

  • Kitkat
    Apr 08, 2018

    Ivy knew that wondering was what life was all about. Wondering was how you found yourself. This book is an explosion of emotions. 3.5 stars. I did not expect to be reading a middle grade story. This is my fourth book from this author, and I was sure I knew her style and genre of...

    I don?t read a lot of middle grade novels, and when I do, they?re generally exclusively fantasy or historical fiction. When I think of MG contemporary novels, it?s not typically a book I?m going to reach for. That said, I have adored Ashley Herring Blake?s YA novels so tremen...

    I have now five starred two books by this author and am contractually obliged to read everything she ever writes ...

    READ MY REVIEW FOR IVY ABERDEEN'S LETTER TO THE WORLD, AND OTHERS, ON MY BLOG Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World was a book I knew I was going to love before I even started it. I have read two others of Ashley Herring Blake?s works and loved them. Ashley has a talent of incorpor...

    My heart ? ...

    Ashley Herring Blake does it again. She's crafted another perfect book about family and love and loss, all centered around a 12 year old girl who's discovering her identity. Middle Grade isn't my favorite, but Ashley is an author whose work means so much to me, so I knew I had to read ...

    i don't really read MG... ever. but you know what, maybe i'll start. can't miss an opportunity to read a sapphic book ...

    As the author of another book that could be described as "girl loses house to tornado," what I loved in reading this was seeing how differently another person can approach the same general concept. I absolutely LOVED the direction Ashley Herring Blake takes her book -- Ivy's journey of...

    beautifully poignant. ...

    Hermoso por donde lo mires. Un middle grade LGBTQ+ sobre el audescubrimiento y la autoaceptación, además de que es F/F, lo cual no se ve mucho ni siquiera en el YA. Que podamos expresar quiénes somos a través del arte le da un plus. De lo mejor que leí en el año. ...

    This might just be me. But does this vaguly sound like a gender bent Alexander Hamilton. She's writing her way out. ...

    I really loved this book because it was so inspiring. I loved how cute the friendship. I loved how Ivy refused to cry when her house was destroyed by the tornado. Also how beautiful is this cover! I loved how the sister Layla cared for her so much. I felt bad how Ivy felt left out in t...

  • Megan Manzano
    Apr 07, 2018

    Ivy knew that wondering was what life was all about. Wondering was how you found yourself. This book is an explosion of emotions. 3.5 stars. I did not expect to be reading a middle grade story. This is my fourth book from this author, and I was sure I knew her style and genre of...

    I don?t read a lot of middle grade novels, and when I do, they?re generally exclusively fantasy or historical fiction. When I think of MG contemporary novels, it?s not typically a book I?m going to reach for. That said, I have adored Ashley Herring Blake?s YA novels so tremen...

    I have now five starred two books by this author and am contractually obliged to read everything she ever writes ...

    READ MY REVIEW FOR IVY ABERDEEN'S LETTER TO THE WORLD, AND OTHERS, ON MY BLOG Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World was a book I knew I was going to love before I even started it. I have read two others of Ashley Herring Blake?s works and loved them. Ashley has a talent of incorpor...

    My heart ? ...

    Ashley Herring Blake does it again. She's crafted another perfect book about family and love and loss, all centered around a 12 year old girl who's discovering her identity. Middle Grade isn't my favorite, but Ashley is an author whose work means so much to me, so I knew I had to read ...

    i don't really read MG... ever. but you know what, maybe i'll start. can't miss an opportunity to read a sapphic book ...

    As the author of another book that could be described as "girl loses house to tornado," what I loved in reading this was seeing how differently another person can approach the same general concept. I absolutely LOVED the direction Ashley Herring Blake takes her book -- Ivy's journey of...

    beautifully poignant. ...

    Hermoso por donde lo mires. Un middle grade LGBTQ+ sobre el audescubrimiento y la autoaceptación, además de que es F/F, lo cual no se ve mucho ni siquiera en el YA. Que podamos expresar quiénes somos a través del arte le da un plus. De lo mejor que leí en el año. ...

    This might just be me. But does this vaguly sound like a gender bent Alexander Hamilton. She's writing her way out. ...

    I really loved this book because it was so inspiring. I loved how cute the friendship. I loved how Ivy refused to cry when her house was destroyed by the tornado. Also how beautiful is this cover! I loved how the sister Layla cared for her so much. I felt bad how Ivy felt left out in t...

    I want to adopt this girl and protect her from the world! Why do middle grade books keeping making me cry?! I'll have to buy my own copy ...

    this book was everything i needed when i was 12. what a gift. ...

    Read this all in one day. This is a book I would have loved to have when I was 12. ...

    This is a book about so many things, it has something for everybody. Homelessness in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Growing old enough for secrets and maturing attitudes towards family. The freezing isolation of the first hints of queer identity. Grasping at art and the idea that...

    There is so much going on in this novel, and it all works perfectly. Generally speaking, it would have been so easy for this to turn into a complete mess (natural disaster coupled with family issues AND as a bonus, there's the fact that Ivy thinks she may like girls and doesn't feel li...

    Public Library Copy Ivy and her older sister Layla have missed their mother's attention ever since their twin brothers were born. Their mother is the author and illustrator of children's books, but having twins at 41 took a lot out of her. When their small Georgia town is hit by...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink This was a beautiful book. Simple as that. I'll admit, I wasn't sure about it when I picked it up because I didn't fully enjoy the author's book HOW TO MAKE A WISH, but she proved me wrong with this book. And I'm glad I gave her a second chance. Beca...

    This was amazing! Such a great story and so beautifully written. I hope this book will get into the hands of so many kids. And adults. Because it's a story that's relevant for all of us. Ivy is just trying to figure out who she is, how she fits in with her family, and how she relates t...

    I received an ARC of this book from Little Brown Young Readers. Here is my honest review! This story follows a girl named Ivy Aberdeen who is struggling to cage her feelings from her family and the world. Ivy's home is destroyed by a tornado and she misplaces her journal. Her jour...

    I was absolutely blown away by this book. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a middle-grade book this much; honestly, it was probably when I was in middle school (appropriately). The writing is fantastic and heartfelt without being corny or over-the-top. It's also packed with mea...

    A really touching story following a twelve year old girl just beginning to figure out her identity. Ivy Aberdeen?s home is destroyed in a tornado, her parents seem to have forgotten she exists, she can?t trust her sister anymore and everything sucks. Except the pretty girl at sch...

    Throughly impressed with this debut novel. Like many great books it begins on a dark and stormy night. Twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen's life changes dramatically when her home is completely destroyed in a tornado. Couple that with the usual challenges of impending adolescence and friend...

    ARC review. What can I say other than that this was a wonderful coming of age novel for a underrepresented demographic in most MG/YA novels. I managed to read it in just two days. I honestly couldn't put it down. For someone who experienced most of what Ivy went through emotiona...

    I love so much about this book - the way that Ivy's figuring out who she is, the way that her sexuality is intertwined into a larger story about recovery from a disaster, they representation of being a middle kid in times of crisis, how Ivy's issues reflect her older sisters', etc. And...

    I received an ARC of this book through a Goodreads giveaway. This review is all my own opinion. Wow. What a beautiful story. It was perfect. I loved, LOVED, loved Ivy as well as all of the other main characters. I loved the writing style, how it always painted an artistic picture for ...

    I didn't realize how scarce LGBTQ+ middle grade books were until I started searching them out and only came up with a few titles (none of which were in my town's library). So, I was super stoked to check out Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World. I had previously read Blake's How to Make ...

    I'm so happy to see more middle grade books that deal with gender and sexual orientation, since these are the years that those questions tend to surface. There is so much to work through! What am I feeling? And why? What does it mean? How will my friends react? My family? My crush?? It...

    I haven't read a MG book in a while, but I'm so glad this was the one I picked up. Ivy is a wonderful character that is learning to not only deal with unfortunate circumstances, but is also discovering herself. This book has an important message about life, being yourself, and figur...

  • Liz Lannutti
    Feb 12, 2018

    Ivy knew that wondering was what life was all about. Wondering was how you found yourself. This book is an explosion of emotions. 3.5 stars. I did not expect to be reading a middle grade story. This is my fourth book from this author, and I was sure I knew her style and genre of...

    I don?t read a lot of middle grade novels, and when I do, they?re generally exclusively fantasy or historical fiction. When I think of MG contemporary novels, it?s not typically a book I?m going to reach for. That said, I have adored Ashley Herring Blake?s YA novels so tremen...

    I have now five starred two books by this author and am contractually obliged to read everything she ever writes ...

    READ MY REVIEW FOR IVY ABERDEEN'S LETTER TO THE WORLD, AND OTHERS, ON MY BLOG Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World was a book I knew I was going to love before I even started it. I have read two others of Ashley Herring Blake?s works and loved them. Ashley has a talent of incorpor...

    My heart ? ...

    Ashley Herring Blake does it again. She's crafted another perfect book about family and love and loss, all centered around a 12 year old girl who's discovering her identity. Middle Grade isn't my favorite, but Ashley is an author whose work means so much to me, so I knew I had to read ...

    i don't really read MG... ever. but you know what, maybe i'll start. can't miss an opportunity to read a sapphic book ...

    As the author of another book that could be described as "girl loses house to tornado," what I loved in reading this was seeing how differently another person can approach the same general concept. I absolutely LOVED the direction Ashley Herring Blake takes her book -- Ivy's journey of...

    beautifully poignant. ...

    Hermoso por donde lo mires. Un middle grade LGBTQ+ sobre el audescubrimiento y la autoaceptación, además de que es F/F, lo cual no se ve mucho ni siquiera en el YA. Que podamos expresar quiénes somos a través del arte le da un plus. De lo mejor que leí en el año. ...

    This might just be me. But does this vaguly sound like a gender bent Alexander Hamilton. She's writing her way out. ...

    I really loved this book because it was so inspiring. I loved how cute the friendship. I loved how Ivy refused to cry when her house was destroyed by the tornado. Also how beautiful is this cover! I loved how the sister Layla cared for her so much. I felt bad how Ivy felt left out in t...

    I want to adopt this girl and protect her from the world! Why do middle grade books keeping making me cry?! I'll have to buy my own copy ...

    this book was everything i needed when i was 12. what a gift. ...

    Read this all in one day. This is a book I would have loved to have when I was 12. ...

    This is a book about so many things, it has something for everybody. Homelessness in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Growing old enough for secrets and maturing attitudes towards family. The freezing isolation of the first hints of queer identity. Grasping at art and the idea that...

    There is so much going on in this novel, and it all works perfectly. Generally speaking, it would have been so easy for this to turn into a complete mess (natural disaster coupled with family issues AND as a bonus, there's the fact that Ivy thinks she may like girls and doesn't feel li...

    Public Library Copy Ivy and her older sister Layla have missed their mother's attention ever since their twin brothers were born. Their mother is the author and illustrator of children's books, but having twins at 41 took a lot out of her. When their small Georgia town is hit by...

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink This was a beautiful book. Simple as that. I'll admit, I wasn't sure about it when I picked it up because I didn't fully enjoy the author's book HOW TO MAKE A WISH, but she proved me wrong with this book. And I'm glad I gave her a second chance. Beca...

    This was amazing! Such a great story and so beautifully written. I hope this book will get into the hands of so many kids. And adults. Because it's a story that's relevant for all of us. Ivy is just trying to figure out who she is, how she fits in with her family, and how she relates t...

    I received an ARC of this book from Little Brown Young Readers. Here is my honest review! This story follows a girl named Ivy Aberdeen who is struggling to cage her feelings from her family and the world. Ivy's home is destroyed by a tornado and she misplaces her journal. Her jour...

    I was absolutely blown away by this book. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a middle-grade book this much; honestly, it was probably when I was in middle school (appropriately). The writing is fantastic and heartfelt without being corny or over-the-top. It's also packed with mea...

    A really touching story following a twelve year old girl just beginning to figure out her identity. Ivy Aberdeen?s home is destroyed in a tornado, her parents seem to have forgotten she exists, she can?t trust her sister anymore and everything sucks. Except the pretty girl at sch...