• Hardcover
  • 368
  • White Ivy
  • Susie Yang
  • English
  • 05 September 2018
  • 9781982100599

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White Ivy Read é 104 Of a wealthy political family But when Ivy’s mother discovers her trespasses punishment is swift and Ivy is sent to China where her dream instantly evaporatesYears later Ivy has grown into a poised yet restless young woman haunted by her conflicting feelings about her upbringing and her family Back in Boston when she bumps into Sylvia Speyer Gideon’s sister a reconnection with Gideon seems not only inevitable it feels like fateSlowly Ivy sinks her claws into Gideon and. You used to ask how your father and I got married That s how It was because I willed it If I had been a stupider girl your father never would have looked at me But I saw my chance and made a story for myself even if it was a false story You have to give a man something to fight for That s the secret to a lasting marriage Thanks to NetGalley and Simon Schuster for sending me an ARC of White Ivy in exchange for an honest reviewUnfortunately the story did not work for me at all It is uite slow Ivy is objectively I would argue a fairly horrible person and I could never really understand her motivations She s envious of a certain strata of American life from a distance but her relationship with Gideon is so flawed that it s never clear why she clings to it Her only passion is with Roux yet she s willing to shed that relationship and subsume her true nature for what she thinks will make her happy even though it is so plainly obvious that she does not know what she really wants I get those choices symbolically trying to break free from her past and chase her version of the American Dream but as actual human relationships they are difficult to accept Susie Yang is clearly a talented writer There are clever turns of phrase throughout and Ivy is a richly detailed character Hopefully I ll find to like in her next novel

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White Ivy Read é 104 A dazzling debut novel about a young woman’s dark obsession with her privileged classmate and the lengths she’ll go to win his loveIvy Lin is a thief and a liar but you’d never know it by looking at her Raised outside of Boston she is taught how to pilfer items from yard sales and second hand shops by her immigrant grandmother Thieving allows Ivy to accumulate the trappings of a suburban teen and most importantly to attract the attention of Gideon Speyer the golden boy. Wow There is nothing better than going into a debut and having it blow you away This seems to be the year of fantastic debuts and you just need to add this one to the list This book is a slow burn that is so elouently done that I could not look away I could not put this down it had an almost magnetizing element to it Susie Yang has arrived my friendsIvy Lin is a girl that pulled me in a million directions On one hand I wanted to feel sympathetic towards her Her family immigrated to America where she lived in a low income complex her family struggling to make ends meet As if Ivy didn t have enough personal turmoil trying to fit in her family sent her off to a exclusive school Grove Prep Academy It is here that Ivy gets a taste of the good life and decides it will be hers no matter what the costFor some reason Ivy has that something about her that just draw people to her They would see the good in her yet she was filled with dark disturbing thoughts Her moral lines were not drawn in the sand they seemed to move about whenever she needed something Yet stilleveryone seems to love Ivy She is a master manipulator and knows her game well She makes people want to do things for herAs she struggles to make it to the top stepping on people from her past just how far will she go The ending was one that I never saw coming I loved itHuge shoutout to Simon Schuster for sending this gifted physical copy my way in exchange for an honest review

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White Ivy Read é 104 The entire Speyer clan by attending fancy dinners and weekend getaways to the Cape But just as Ivy is about to have everything she’s ever wanted a ghost from her past resurfaces threatening the nearly perfect life she’s worked so hard to buildFilled with surprising twists and offering sharp insights into the immigrant experience White Ivy is both a love triangle and a coming of age story as well as a glimpse into the dark side of a woman who yearns for success at any cos. I was not expecting to like this book this muchIvy is a liar and a thief She is a Chinese Immigrant who wants to be successful live up to her parents wishes and move up on the social ladder She grew up in a not so nice neighborhood in Massachusetts and is ashamed of her background She aspires to be like her White classmates because she thinks of them as symbols of wealth and success She develops an obsession with a boy named Gideon He is the golden boy and comes from a wealthy family They become friends and Ivy wants a chance to date him but her chance is ruined by her family Until she grows up It starts off kind of slow but then it takes a turn and I just couldn t stop reading I didn t really like some of the characters and didn t like Ivy sometimes because of the choices she made Regardless Ivy is a very interesting character I could relate to Ivy when it came to her family because I am Asian American too and I loved that the author included some Chinglish I wish that there was less narration and dialogue Other than that it s an incredible book and you should definitely read it ARC received via NetGalley All opinions are my own