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Book Review: Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World


Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake ~ 320 pages ~ published 3/6/18 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers


When a tornado rips through town, twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen’s house is destroyed and her family of five is displaced. Ivy feels invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm–and what’s worse, her notebook filled with secret drawings of girls holding hands has gone missing.

Mysteriously, Ivy’s drawings begin to reappear in her locker with notes from someone telling her to open up about her identity. Ivy thinks–and hopes–that this someone might be her classmate, another girl for whom Ivy has begun to develop a crush. Will Ivy find the strength and courage to follow her true feelings?

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5 Books That Made Me A Reader

IMG_1167Reading has always been a favorite pastime of mine, even when I was a little girl. I would obsess over my favorite books, re-reading them over and over again. As Kathleen Kelly says in the ever-so-lovely film You’ve Got Mail, “When you read a book as a child, it becomes part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your whole life does.” And I could not agree more!

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