The twists & turns in this book was bananas, but that’s what made this such a page-turner. Did I like the main character Ivy? Not really but I still wanted to learn more and follow her whack story. Also, this was set in Boston, MA featuring an Asian American so I had to.
Ivy Lin is a thief and a liar—but you’d never know it by looking at her.
Raised outside of Boston, Ivy’s immigrant grandmother relies on Ivy’s mild appearance for cover as she teaches her granddaughter how to pilfer items from yard sales and second-hand shops. Thieving allows Ivy to accumulate the trappings of a suburban teen—and, most importantly, to attract the attention of Gideon Speyer, the golden boy of a wealthy political family. But when Ivy’s mother discovers her trespasses, punishment is swift and Ivy is sent to China, and her dream instantly evaporates.
published: September 8, 2020