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

  • Kelly Hager
    Mar 21, 2018

    A middle grade novel about a girl realizing she likes girls! My queer little heart is so happy. If I had had this book when I was 12, high school would have been SO different. I want everyone to read this damn booooook. ...

    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 ...

    Some words to describe this book: Perfect. Beautiful. Poignant. Necessary. Long overdue. I loved it! So many thanks to the author for writing it. ...

    I was on the verge of tears or actually crying the entire time while reading this book. Wow. ...

    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...

    This is a beautiful, emotionally pitch perfect book about Ivy, a 12-year-old dealing with a lot: she's feeling left out of her family with two new twin babies; a tornado destroyed their house; she's realizing that she likes girls instead of boys. After the tornado, Ivy's notebook that ...

    Dewey's #Readathon Book 3 - Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World is the perfect book for questioning girls, and I'm not ashamed to say this book made me tear up. It makes discovering your sexuality a normal yet complex concept without being too heavy-handed, and not just about the romanc...

    How was Ivy supposed to know how to handle all these feelings for June, all these feelings at all, if everything she saw and read about and heard about was all boy-girl, girl-boy? This review is actually taking me a while to write because of how personal this book felt to me, I go...

    Beautiful journey of a preteen that navigates her first crush, a family disaster and her relationship with her best friend. Wonderful and well-done story. ...

    I loved this book so much that I ordered everything Blake has written immediately after finishing it. If her other work is half as good, she'll be one of my "must read" authors forever. ...

    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 ...

    This review was first posted on my blog, The Thoughtful Voice! I didn't expect to enjoy this book so much, but it was an absolutely beautiful and gorgeous story. Even though Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World is a middle grade book, I honestly think that this book is one that e...

    Content warning:: natural disaster, losing one's home in a natural disaster Why I Recommend Bumping This UP On Your TBR: The protagonist is a 12 year old gal learning about her sexual orientation (she's attracted to other gals) immediately following a tornado having destroyed her h...

    ?Maybe perfect was just another word for belonging. For feeling like yourself. It didn?t mean that things weren?t hard. It just meant they were right.? 3.5 stars Rep: sapphic MC review also available here Ashley Herring Blake is a goddess and I will read anything t...

    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...

    i knew i would like this book the moment i first saw it. how to make a wish is my all time favorite book. i adore ashely's writing style. still, i did not expect this little book to have this impact on me. i have been ugly crying for half an hour and i would hug this book if i coul...

    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 ...

    This book was so adorable, emotional and sweet. Ivy was so sweet and her fears etc., were so well written that I couldn't believe it. The cover makes total sense, the fact that it started so raw was unreal - never read anything like twister but darn I felt like I was there. Secondary c...

    4.5 stars (view spoiler)["The story was about a lonely girl named Ivy whose house got destroyed by a tornado. It was about how she and her family sort of fell apart but came back together again. It was about a girl who was figuring out that she got crushes on girls instead of boys, wh...

    Ivy Aberdeen...is the first book I have read by Ashley Herring Blake and it certainly won't be the last! I wasn?t completely sure what to expect from a middle-grade contemporary by an author I?d never read before but it wasn?t this delightful dream of a book! The story focuse...

    there's not a lot i can say about this book without it being ridiculously personal, but it's the book i needed when i was thirteen and developing into the idea that i liked girls and not boys. it's the book of my heart. ivy aberdeen is such a relatable narrator because our journeys to ...

    Oh what a middle grade book this was! It made my heart happy and I cried but it was good tears at the end. Ivy is 12 when her family home is destroyed by a tornado. Her family was already in a bit of a mess with new twin brothers and learning how she fits in with her older sister. Also...

    Este libro me ha parecido precioso, se me hizo corta la lectura. Me ha gustado la manera en como comienza la autora y vamos viendo como afecta todo a la vida de Ivy. Adems tiene un secreto que tiene muchas ganas de contar al mundo. Resea en el blog: https://librosadorables.blogsp...

    beautifully poignant. ...

    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...

  • Mike Mullin
    Aug 25, 2018

    A middle grade novel about a girl realizing she likes girls! My queer little heart is so happy. If I had had this book when I was 12, high school would have been SO different. I want everyone to read this damn booooook. ...

    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 ...

    Some words to describe this book: Perfect. Beautiful. Poignant. Necessary. Long overdue. I loved it! So many thanks to the author for writing it. ...

    I was on the verge of tears or actually crying the entire time while reading this book. Wow. ...

    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...

    This is a beautiful, emotionally pitch perfect book about Ivy, a 12-year-old dealing with a lot: she's feeling left out of her family with two new twin babies; a tornado destroyed their house; she's realizing that she likes girls instead of boys. After the tornado, Ivy's notebook that ...

    Dewey's #Readathon Book 3 - Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World is the perfect book for questioning girls, and I'm not ashamed to say this book made me tear up. It makes discovering your sexuality a normal yet complex concept without being too heavy-handed, and not just about the romanc...

    How was Ivy supposed to know how to handle all these feelings for June, all these feelings at all, if everything she saw and read about and heard about was all boy-girl, girl-boy? This review is actually taking me a while to write because of how personal this book felt to me, I go...

    Beautiful journey of a preteen that navigates her first crush, a family disaster and her relationship with her best friend. Wonderful and well-done story. ...

    I loved this book so much that I ordered everything Blake has written immediately after finishing it. If her other work is half as good, she'll be one of my "must read" authors forever. ...

  • Rena
    Apr 29, 2018

    A middle grade novel about a girl realizing she likes girls! My queer little heart is so happy. If I had had this book when I was 12, high school would have been SO different. I want everyone to read this damn booooook. ...

    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 ...

    Some words to describe this book: Perfect. Beautiful. Poignant. Necessary. Long overdue. I loved it! So many thanks to the author for writing it. ...

    I was on the verge of tears or actually crying the entire time while reading this book. Wow. ...

    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...

    This is a beautiful, emotionally pitch perfect book about Ivy, a 12-year-old dealing with a lot: she's feeling left out of her family with two new twin babies; a tornado destroyed their house; she's realizing that she likes girls instead of boys. After the tornado, Ivy's notebook that ...

    Dewey's #Readathon Book 3 - Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World is the perfect book for questioning girls, and I'm not ashamed to say this book made me tear up. It makes discovering your sexuality a normal yet complex concept without being too heavy-handed, and not just about the romanc...

  • Kate
    Mar 22, 2018

    A middle grade novel about a girl realizing she likes girls! My queer little heart is so happy. If I had had this book when I was 12, high school would have been SO different. I want everyone to read this damn booooook. ...

    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 ...

    Some words to describe this book: Perfect. Beautiful. Poignant. Necessary. Long overdue. I loved it! So many thanks to the author for writing it. ...

    I was on the verge of tears or actually crying the entire time while reading this book. Wow. ...

    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...

    This is a beautiful, emotionally pitch perfect book about Ivy, a 12-year-old dealing with a lot: she's feeling left out of her family with two new twin babies; a tornado destroyed their house; she's realizing that she likes girls instead of boys. After the tornado, Ivy's notebook that ...

    Dewey's #Readathon Book 3 - Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World is the perfect book for questioning girls, and I'm not ashamed to say this book made me tear up. It makes discovering your sexuality a normal yet complex concept without being too heavy-handed, and not just about the romanc...

    How was Ivy supposed to know how to handle all these feelings for June, all these feelings at all, if everything she saw and read about and heard about was all boy-girl, girl-boy? This review is actually taking me a while to write because of how personal this book felt to me, I go...

    Beautiful journey of a preteen that navigates her first crush, a family disaster and her relationship with her best friend. Wonderful and well-done story. ...

    I loved this book so much that I ordered everything Blake has written immediately after finishing it. If her other work is half as good, she'll be one of my "must read" authors forever. ...

    My heart ? ...

  • Laura Noakes
    Mar 11, 2018

    A middle grade novel about a girl realizing she likes girls! My queer little heart is so happy. If I had had this book when I was 12, high school would have been SO different. I want everyone to read this damn booooook. ...

    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 ...

    Some words to describe this book: Perfect. Beautiful. Poignant. Necessary. Long overdue. I loved it! So many thanks to the author for writing it. ...

    I was on the verge of tears or actually crying the entire time while reading this book. Wow. ...

    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...

    This is a beautiful, emotionally pitch perfect book about Ivy, a 12-year-old dealing with a lot: she's feeling left out of her family with two new twin babies; a tornado destroyed their house; she's realizing that she likes girls instead of boys. After the tornado, Ivy's notebook that ...

    Dewey's #Readathon Book 3 - Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World is the perfect book for questioning girls, and I'm not ashamed to say this book made me tear up. It makes discovering your sexuality a normal yet complex concept without being too heavy-handed, and not just about the romanc...

    How was Ivy supposed to know how to handle all these feelings for June, all these feelings at all, if everything she saw and read about and heard about was all boy-girl, girl-boy? This review is actually taking me a while to write because of how personal this book felt to me, I go...

    Beautiful journey of a preteen that navigates her first crush, a family disaster and her relationship with her best friend. Wonderful and well-done story. ...

    I loved this book so much that I ordered everything Blake has written immediately after finishing it. If her other work is half as good, she'll be one of my "must read" authors forever. ...

    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 ...

    This review was first posted on my blog, The Thoughtful Voice! I didn't expect to enjoy this book so much, but it was an absolutely beautiful and gorgeous story. Even though Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World is a middle grade book, I honestly think that this book is one that e...

    Content warning:: natural disaster, losing one's home in a natural disaster Why I Recommend Bumping This UP On Your TBR: The protagonist is a 12 year old gal learning about her sexual orientation (she's attracted to other gals) immediately following a tornado having destroyed her h...

    ?Maybe perfect was just another word for belonging. For feeling like yourself. It didn?t mean that things weren?t hard. It just meant they were right.? 3.5 stars Rep: sapphic MC review also available here Ashley Herring Blake is a goddess and I will read anything t...

    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...

    i knew i would like this book the moment i first saw it. how to make a wish is my all time favorite book. i adore ashely's writing style. still, i did not expect this little book to have this impact on me. i have been ugly crying for half an hour and i would hug this book if i coul...

    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 ...

    This book was so adorable, emotional and sweet. Ivy was so sweet and her fears etc., were so well written that I couldn't believe it. The cover makes total sense, the fact that it started so raw was unreal - never read anything like twister but darn I felt like I was there. Secondary c...

    4.5 stars (view spoiler)["The story was about a lonely girl named Ivy whose house got destroyed by a tornado. It was about how she and her family sort of fell apart but came back together again. It was about a girl who was figuring out that she got crushes on girls instead of boys, wh...

    Ivy Aberdeen...is the first book I have read by Ashley Herring Blake and it certainly won't be the last! I wasn?t completely sure what to expect from a middle-grade contemporary by an author I?d never read before but it wasn?t this delightful dream of a book! The story focuse...

    there's not a lot i can say about this book without it being ridiculously personal, but it's the book i needed when i was thirteen and developing into the idea that i liked girls and not boys. it's the book of my heart. ivy aberdeen is such a relatable narrator because our journeys to ...

    Oh what a middle grade book this was! It made my heart happy and I cried but it was good tears at the end. Ivy is 12 when her family home is destroyed by a tornado. Her family was already in a bit of a mess with new twin brothers and learning how she fits in with her older sister. Also...

    Este libro me ha parecido precioso, se me hizo corta la lectura. Me ha gustado la manera en como comienza la autora y vamos viendo como afecta todo a la vida de Ivy. Adems tiene un secreto que tiene muchas ganas de contar al mundo. Resea en el blog: https://librosadorables.blogsp...

    beautifully poignant. ...

  • Sylwia (Wish Fulfillment)
    Apr 28, 2018

    A middle grade novel about a girl realizing she likes girls! My queer little heart is so happy. If I had had this book when I was 12, high school would have been SO different. I want everyone to read this damn booooook. ...

    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 ...

    Some words to describe this book: Perfect. Beautiful. Poignant. Necessary. Long overdue. I loved it! So many thanks to the author for writing it. ...

    I was on the verge of tears or actually crying the entire time while reading this book. Wow. ...

    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...

    This is a beautiful, emotionally pitch perfect book about Ivy, a 12-year-old dealing with a lot: she's feeling left out of her family with two new twin babies; a tornado destroyed their house; she's realizing that she likes girls instead of boys. After the tornado, Ivy's notebook that ...

    Dewey's #Readathon Book 3 - Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World is the perfect book for questioning girls, and I'm not ashamed to say this book made me tear up. It makes discovering your sexuality a normal yet complex concept without being too heavy-handed, and not just about the romanc...

    How was Ivy supposed to know how to handle all these feelings for June, all these feelings at all, if everything she saw and read about and heard about was all boy-girl, girl-boy? This review is actually taking me a while to write because of how personal this book felt to me, I go...

    Beautiful journey of a preteen that navigates her first crush, a family disaster and her relationship with her best friend. Wonderful and well-done story. ...

    I loved this book so much that I ordered everything Blake has written immediately after finishing it. If her other work is half as good, she'll be one of my "must read" authors forever. ...

    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 ...

    This review was first posted on my blog, The Thoughtful Voice! I didn't expect to enjoy this book so much, but it was an absolutely beautiful and gorgeous story. Even though Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World is a middle grade book, I honestly think that this book is one that e...

    Content warning:: natural disaster, losing one's home in a natural disaster Why I Recommend Bumping This UP On Your TBR: The protagonist is a 12 year old gal learning about her sexual orientation (she's attracted to other gals) immediately following a tornado having destroyed her h...

  • CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
    Jul 13, 2018

    A middle grade novel about a girl realizing she likes girls! My queer little heart is so happy. If I had had this book when I was 12, high school would have been SO different. I want everyone to read this damn booooook. ...

    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 ...

    Some words to describe this book: Perfect. Beautiful. Poignant. Necessary. Long overdue. I loved it! So many thanks to the author for writing it. ...

    I was on the verge of tears or actually crying the entire time while reading this book. Wow. ...

    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...

    This is a beautiful, emotionally pitch perfect book about Ivy, a 12-year-old dealing with a lot: she's feeling left out of her family with two new twin babies; a tornado destroyed their house; she's realizing that she likes girls instead of boys. After the tornado, Ivy's notebook that ...

  • Aliza Werner
    May 05, 2018

    A middle grade novel about a girl realizing she likes girls! My queer little heart is so happy. If I had had this book when I was 12, high school would have been SO different. I want everyone to read this damn booooook. ...

    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 ...

    Some words to describe this book: Perfect. Beautiful. Poignant. Necessary. Long overdue. I loved it! So many thanks to the author for writing it. ...

    I was on the verge of tears or actually crying the entire time while reading this book. Wow. ...

    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...

    This is a beautiful, emotionally pitch perfect book about Ivy, a 12-year-old dealing with a lot: she's feeling left out of her family with two new twin babies; a tornado destroyed their house; she's realizing that she likes girls instead of boys. After the tornado, Ivy's notebook that ...

    Dewey's #Readathon Book 3 - Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World is the perfect book for questioning girls, and I'm not ashamed to say this book made me tear up. It makes discovering your sexuality a normal yet complex concept without being too heavy-handed, and not just about the romanc...

    How was Ivy supposed to know how to handle all these feelings for June, all these feelings at all, if everything she saw and read about and heard about was all boy-girl, girl-boy? This review is actually taking me a while to write because of how personal this book felt to me, I go...

    Beautiful journey of a preteen that navigates her first crush, a family disaster and her relationship with her best friend. Wonderful and well-done story. ...

    I loved this book so much that I ordered everything Blake has written immediately after finishing it. If her other work is half as good, she'll be one of my "must read" authors forever. ...

    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 ...

    This review was first posted on my blog, The Thoughtful Voice! I didn't expect to enjoy this book so much, but it was an absolutely beautiful and gorgeous story. Even though Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World is a middle grade book, I honestly think that this book is one that e...

    Content warning:: natural disaster, losing one's home in a natural disaster Why I Recommend Bumping This UP On Your TBR: The protagonist is a 12 year old gal learning about her sexual orientation (she's attracted to other gals) immediately following a tornado having destroyed her h...

    ?Maybe perfect was just another word for belonging. For feeling like yourself. It didn?t mean that things weren?t hard. It just meant they were right.? 3.5 stars Rep: sapphic MC review also available here Ashley Herring Blake is a goddess and I will read anything t...

    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...

    i knew i would like this book the moment i first saw it. how to make a wish is my all time favorite book. i adore ashely's writing style. still, i did not expect this little book to have this impact on me. i have been ugly crying for half an hour and i would hug this book if i coul...

    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 ...

    This book was so adorable, emotional and sweet. Ivy was so sweet and her fears etc., were so well written that I couldn't believe it. The cover makes total sense, the fact that it started so raw was unreal - never read anything like twister but darn I felt like I was there. Secondary c...

    4.5 stars (view spoiler)["The story was about a lonely girl named Ivy whose house got destroyed by a tornado. It was about how she and her family sort of fell apart but came back together again. It was about a girl who was figuring out that she got crushes on girls instead of boys, wh...

    Ivy Aberdeen...is the first book I have read by Ashley Herring Blake and it certainly won't be the last! I wasn?t completely sure what to expect from a middle-grade contemporary by an author I?d never read before but it wasn?t this delightful dream of a book! The story focuse...

    there's not a lot i can say about this book without it being ridiculously personal, but it's the book i needed when i was thirteen and developing into the idea that i liked girls and not boys. it's the book of my heart. ivy aberdeen is such a relatable narrator because our journeys to ...

    Oh what a middle grade book this was! It made my heart happy and I cried but it was good tears at the end. Ivy is 12 when her family home is destroyed by a tornado. Her family was already in a bit of a mess with new twin brothers and learning how she fits in with her older sister. Also...

    Este libro me ha parecido precioso, se me hizo corta la lectura. Me ha gustado la manera en como comienza la autora y vamos viendo como afecta todo a la vida de Ivy. Adems tiene un secreto que tiene muchas ganas de contar al mundo. Resea en el blog: https://librosadorables.blogsp...

    beautifully poignant. ...

    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...

    This is a must own, must share book with middle grade readers. With an authentic voice in main character Ivy Aberdeen, we learn alongside her how young people grapple with and celebrate their identity. When twelve year old Ivy realizes that she has a crush...on a girl...the emotions of...

  • Lola
    Feb 12, 2018

    A middle grade novel about a girl realizing she likes girls! My queer little heart is so happy. If I had had this book when I was 12, high school would have been SO different. I want everyone to read this damn booooook. ...

    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

    A middle grade novel about a girl realizing she likes girls! My queer little heart is so happy. If I had had this book when I was 12, high school would have been SO different. I want everyone to read this damn booooook. ...

    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...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Aug 05, 2018

    A middle grade novel about a girl realizing she likes girls! My queer little heart is so happy. If I had had this book when I was 12, high school would have been SO different. I want everyone to read this damn booooook. ...

  • Ava
    Feb 20, 2018

    A middle grade novel about a girl realizing she likes girls! My queer little heart is so happy. If I had had this book when I was 12, high school would have been SO different. I want everyone to read this damn booooook. ...

    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 ...

    Some words to describe this book: Perfect. Beautiful. Poignant. Necessary. Long overdue. I loved it! So many thanks to the author for writing it. ...

    I was on the verge of tears or actually crying the entire time while reading this book. Wow. ...

    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...

    This is a beautiful, emotionally pitch perfect book about Ivy, a 12-year-old dealing with a lot: she's feeling left out of her family with two new twin babies; a tornado destroyed their house; she's realizing that she likes girls instead of boys. After the tornado, Ivy's notebook that ...

    Dewey's #Readathon Book 3 - Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World is the perfect book for questioning girls, and I'm not ashamed to say this book made me tear up. It makes discovering your sexuality a normal yet complex concept without being too heavy-handed, and not just about the romanc...

    How was Ivy supposed to know how to handle all these feelings for June, all these feelings at all, if everything she saw and read about and heard about was all boy-girl, girl-boy? This review is actually taking me a while to write because of how personal this book felt to me, I go...

    Beautiful journey of a preteen that navigates her first crush, a family disaster and her relationship with her best friend. Wonderful and well-done story. ...

    I loved this book so much that I ordered everything Blake has written immediately after finishing it. If her other work is half as good, she'll be one of my "must read" authors forever. ...

    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 ...

  • mahana ✧
    Jun 09, 2018

    A middle grade novel about a girl realizing she likes girls! My queer little heart is so happy. If I had had this book when I was 12, high school would have been SO different. I want everyone to read this damn booooook. ...

    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 ...

    Some words to describe this book: Perfect. Beautiful. Poignant. Necessary. Long overdue. I loved it! So many thanks to the author for writing it. ...

    I was on the verge of tears or actually crying the entire time while reading this book. Wow. ...

    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...

    This is a beautiful, emotionally pitch perfect book about Ivy, a 12-year-old dealing with a lot: she's feeling left out of her family with two new twin babies; a tornado destroyed their house; she's realizing that she likes girls instead of boys. After the tornado, Ivy's notebook that ...

    Dewey's #Readathon Book 3 - Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World is the perfect book for questioning girls, and I'm not ashamed to say this book made me tear up. It makes discovering your sexuality a normal yet complex concept without being too heavy-handed, and not just about the romanc...

    How was Ivy supposed to know how to handle all these feelings for June, all these feelings at all, if everything she saw and read about and heard about was all boy-girl, girl-boy? This review is actually taking me a while to write because of how personal this book felt to me, I go...

    Beautiful journey of a preteen that navigates her first crush, a family disaster and her relationship with her best friend. Wonderful and well-done story. ...

    I loved this book so much that I ordered everything Blake has written immediately after finishing it. If her other work is half as good, she'll be one of my "must read" authors forever. ...

    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 ...

    This review was first posted on my blog, The Thoughtful Voice! I didn't expect to enjoy this book so much, but it was an absolutely beautiful and gorgeous story. Even though Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World is a middle grade book, I honestly think that this book is one that e...

    Content warning:: natural disaster, losing one's home in a natural disaster Why I Recommend Bumping This UP On Your TBR: The protagonist is a 12 year old gal learning about her sexual orientation (she's attracted to other gals) immediately following a tornado having destroyed her h...

    ?Maybe perfect was just another word for belonging. For feeling like yourself. It didn?t mean that things weren?t hard. It just meant they were right.? 3.5 stars Rep: sapphic MC review also available here Ashley Herring Blake is a goddess and I will read anything t...

    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...

    i knew i would like this book the moment i first saw it. how to make a wish is my all time favorite book. i adore ashely's writing style. still, i did not expect this little book to have this impact on me. i have been ugly crying for half an hour and i would hug this book if i coul...

    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 ...

    This book was so adorable, emotional and sweet. Ivy was so sweet and her fears etc., were so well written that I couldn't believe it. The cover makes total sense, the fact that it started so raw was unreal - never read anything like twister but darn I felt like I was there. Secondary c...

    4.5 stars (view spoiler)["The story was about a lonely girl named Ivy whose house got destroyed by a tornado. It was about how she and her family sort of fell apart but came back together again. It was about a girl who was figuring out that she got crushes on girls instead of boys, wh...

  • ambsreads
    Mar 13, 2018

    A middle grade novel about a girl realizing she likes girls! My queer little heart is so happy. If I had had this book when I was 12, high school would have been SO different. I want everyone to read this damn booooook. ...

    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 ...

    Some words to describe this book: Perfect. Beautiful. Poignant. Necessary. Long overdue. I loved it! So many thanks to the author for writing it. ...

    I was on the verge of tears or actually crying the entire time while reading this book. Wow. ...

    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...

  • Ashley Elliott
    Apr 20, 2018

    A middle grade novel about a girl realizing she likes girls! My queer little heart is so happy. If I had had this book when I was 12, high school would have been SO different. I want everyone to read this damn booooook. ...

    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 ...

    Some words to describe this book: Perfect. Beautiful. Poignant. Necessary. Long overdue. I loved it! So many thanks to the author for writing it. ...

    I was on the verge of tears or actually crying the entire time while reading this book. Wow. ...

    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...

    This is a beautiful, emotionally pitch perfect book about Ivy, a 12-year-old dealing with a lot: she's feeling left out of her family with two new twin babies; a tornado destroyed their house; she's realizing that she likes girls instead of boys. After the tornado, Ivy's notebook that ...

    Dewey's #Readathon Book 3 - Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World is the perfect book for questioning girls, and I'm not ashamed to say this book made me tear up. It makes discovering your sexuality a normal yet complex concept without being too heavy-handed, and not just about the romanc...

    How was Ivy supposed to know how to handle all these feelings for June, all these feelings at all, if everything she saw and read about and heard about was all boy-girl, girl-boy? This review is actually taking me a while to write because of how personal this book felt to me, I go...

    Beautiful journey of a preteen that navigates her first crush, a family disaster and her relationship with her best friend. Wonderful and well-done story. ...

    I loved this book so much that I ordered everything Blake has written immediately after finishing it. If her other work is half as good, she'll be one of my "must read" authors forever. ...

    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 ...

    This review was first posted on my blog, The Thoughtful Voice! I didn't expect to enjoy this book so much, but it was an absolutely beautiful and gorgeous story. Even though Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World is a middle grade book, I honestly think that this book is one that e...

    Content warning:: natural disaster, losing one's home in a natural disaster Why I Recommend Bumping This UP On Your TBR: The protagonist is a 12 year old gal learning about her sexual orientation (she's attracted to other gals) immediately following a tornado having destroyed her h...

    ?Maybe perfect was just another word for belonging. For feeling like yourself. It didn?t mean that things weren?t hard. It just meant they were right.? 3.5 stars Rep: sapphic MC review also available here Ashley Herring Blake is a goddess and I will read anything t...

    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...

    i knew i would like this book the moment i first saw it. how to make a wish is my all time favorite book. i adore ashely's writing style. still, i did not expect this little book to have this impact on me. i have been ugly crying for half an hour and i would hug this book if i coul...

    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 ...

    This book was so adorable, emotional and sweet. Ivy was so sweet and her fears etc., were so well written that I couldn't believe it. The cover makes total sense, the fact that it started so raw was unreal - never read anything like twister but darn I felt like I was there. Secondary c...

    4.5 stars (view spoiler)["The story was about a lonely girl named Ivy whose house got destroyed by a tornado. It was about how she and her family sort of fell apart but came back together again. It was about a girl who was figuring out that she got crushes on girls instead of boys, wh...

    Ivy Aberdeen...is the first book I have read by Ashley Herring Blake and it certainly won't be the last! I wasn?t completely sure what to expect from a middle-grade contemporary by an author I?d never read before but it wasn?t this delightful dream of a book! The story focuse...

    there's not a lot i can say about this book without it being ridiculously personal, but it's the book i needed when i was thirteen and developing into the idea that i liked girls and not boys. it's the book of my heart. ivy aberdeen is such a relatable narrator because our journeys to ...

    Oh what a middle grade book this was! It made my heart happy and I cried but it was good tears at the end. Ivy is 12 when her family home is destroyed by a tornado. Her family was already in a bit of a mess with new twin brothers and learning how she fits in with her older sister. Also...

  • The Bookavid
    Apr 13, 2017

    A middle grade novel about a girl realizing she likes girls! My queer little heart is so happy. If I had had this book when I was 12, high school would have been SO different. I want everyone to read this damn booooook. ...

    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 ...

    Some words to describe this book: Perfect. Beautiful. Poignant. Necessary. Long overdue. I loved it! So many thanks to the author for writing it. ...

    I was on the verge of tears or actually crying the entire time while reading this book. Wow. ...

    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...

    This is a beautiful, emotionally pitch perfect book about Ivy, a 12-year-old dealing with a lot: she's feeling left out of her family with two new twin babies; a tornado destroyed their house; she's realizing that she likes girls instead of boys. After the tornado, Ivy's notebook that ...

    Dewey's #Readathon Book 3 - Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World is the perfect book for questioning girls, and I'm not ashamed to say this book made me tear up. It makes discovering your sexuality a normal yet complex concept without being too heavy-handed, and not just about the romanc...

    How was Ivy supposed to know how to handle all these feelings for June, all these feelings at all, if everything she saw and read about and heard about was all boy-girl, girl-boy? This review is actually taking me a while to write because of how personal this book felt to me, I go...

    Beautiful journey of a preteen that navigates her first crush, a family disaster and her relationship with her best friend. Wonderful and well-done story. ...

    I loved this book so much that I ordered everything Blake has written immediately after finishing it. If her other work is half as good, she'll be one of my "must read" authors forever. ...

    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 ...

    This review was first posted on my blog, The Thoughtful Voice! I didn't expect to enjoy this book so much, but it was an absolutely beautiful and gorgeous story. Even though Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World is a middle grade book, I honestly think that this book is one that e...

    Content warning:: natural disaster, losing one's home in a natural disaster Why I Recommend Bumping This UP On Your TBR: The protagonist is a 12 year old gal learning about her sexual orientation (she's attracted to other gals) immediately following a tornado having destroyed her h...

    ?Maybe perfect was just another word for belonging. For feeling like yourself. It didn?t mean that things weren?t hard. It just meant they were right.? 3.5 stars Rep: sapphic MC review also available here Ashley Herring Blake is a goddess and I will read anything t...

    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...

    i knew i would like this book the moment i first saw it. how to make a wish is my all time favorite book. i adore ashely's writing style. still, i did not expect this little book to have this impact on me. i have been ugly crying for half an hour and i would hug this book if i coul...

    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 ...

  • Laura (bbliophile)
    Oct 18, 2018

    A middle grade novel about a girl realizing she likes girls! My queer little heart is so happy. If I had had this book when I was 12, high school would have been SO different. I want everyone to read this damn booooook. ...

    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 ...

    Some words to describe this book: Perfect. Beautiful. Poignant. Necessary. Long overdue. I loved it! So many thanks to the author for writing it. ...

    I was on the verge of tears or actually crying the entire time while reading this book. Wow. ...

  • Jenn Bishop
    Oct 27, 2017

    A middle grade novel about a girl realizing she likes girls! My queer little heart is so happy. If I had had this book when I was 12, high school would have been SO different. I want everyone to read this damn booooook. ...

    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 ...

    Some words to describe this book: Perfect. Beautiful. Poignant. Necessary. Long overdue. I loved it! So many thanks to the author for writing it. ...

    I was on the verge of tears or actually crying the entire time while reading this book. Wow. ...

    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...

    This is a beautiful, emotionally pitch perfect book about Ivy, a 12-year-old dealing with a lot: she's feeling left out of her family with two new twin babies; a tornado destroyed their house; she's realizing that she likes girls instead of boys. After the tornado, Ivy's notebook that ...

    Dewey's #Readathon Book 3 - Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World is the perfect book for questioning girls, and I'm not ashamed to say this book made me tear up. It makes discovering your sexuality a normal yet complex concept without being too heavy-handed, and not just about the romanc...

    How was Ivy supposed to know how to handle all these feelings for June, all these feelings at all, if everything she saw and read about and heard about was all boy-girl, girl-boy? This review is actually taking me a while to write because of how personal this book felt to me, I go...

    Beautiful journey of a preteen that navigates her first crush, a family disaster and her relationship with her best friend. Wonderful and well-done story. ...

    I loved this book so much that I ordered everything Blake has written immediately after finishing it. If her other work is half as good, she'll be one of my "must read" authors forever. ...

    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 ...

    This review was first posted on my blog, The Thoughtful Voice! I didn't expect to enjoy this book so much, but it was an absolutely beautiful and gorgeous story. Even though Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World is a middle grade book, I honestly think that this book is one that e...

    Content warning:: natural disaster, losing one's home in a natural disaster Why I Recommend Bumping This UP On Your TBR: The protagonist is a 12 year old gal learning about her sexual orientation (she's attracted to other gals) immediately following a tornado having destroyed her h...

    ?Maybe perfect was just another word for belonging. For feeling like yourself. It didn?t mean that things weren?t hard. It just meant they were right.? 3.5 stars Rep: sapphic MC review also available here Ashley Herring Blake is a goddess and I will read anything t...

    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...

  • Cristina
    May 27, 2018

    A middle grade novel about a girl realizing she likes girls! My queer little heart is so happy. If I had had this book when I was 12, high school would have been SO different. I want everyone to read this damn booooook. ...

    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 ...

    Some words to describe this book: Perfect. Beautiful. Poignant. Necessary. Long overdue. I loved it! So many thanks to the author for writing it. ...

    I was on the verge of tears or actually crying the entire time while reading this book. Wow. ...

    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...

    This is a beautiful, emotionally pitch perfect book about Ivy, a 12-year-old dealing with a lot: she's feeling left out of her family with two new twin babies; a tornado destroyed their house; she's realizing that she likes girls instead of boys. After the tornado, Ivy's notebook that ...

    Dewey's #Readathon Book 3 - Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World is the perfect book for questioning girls, and I'm not ashamed to say this book made me tear up. It makes discovering your sexuality a normal yet complex concept without being too heavy-handed, and not just about the romanc...

    How was Ivy supposed to know how to handle all these feelings for June, all these feelings at all, if everything she saw and read about and heard about was all boy-girl, girl-boy? This review is actually taking me a while to write because of how personal this book felt to me, I go...

    Beautiful journey of a preteen that navigates her first crush, a family disaster and her relationship with her best friend. Wonderful and well-done story. ...

  • Alice
    Sep 08, 2018

    A middle grade novel about a girl realizing she likes girls! My queer little heart is so happy. If I had had this book when I was 12, high school would have been SO different. I want everyone to read this damn booooook. ...

    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 ...

    Some words to describe this book: Perfect. Beautiful. Poignant. Necessary. Long overdue. I loved it! So many thanks to the author for writing it. ...

    I was on the verge of tears or actually crying the entire time while reading this book. Wow. ...

    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...

    This is a beautiful, emotionally pitch perfect book about Ivy, a 12-year-old dealing with a lot: she's feeling left out of her family with two new twin babies; a tornado destroyed their house; she's realizing that she likes girls instead of boys. After the tornado, Ivy's notebook that ...

    Dewey's #Readathon Book 3 - Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World is the perfect book for questioning girls, and I'm not ashamed to say this book made me tear up. It makes discovering your sexuality a normal yet complex concept without being too heavy-handed, and not just about the romanc...

    How was Ivy supposed to know how to handle all these feelings for June, all these feelings at all, if everything she saw and read about and heard about was all boy-girl, girl-boy? This review is actually taking me a while to write because of how personal this book felt to me, I go...

  • Lauren
    Aug 14, 2018

    A middle grade novel about a girl realizing she likes girls! My queer little heart is so happy. If I had had this book when I was 12, high school would have been SO different. I want everyone to read this damn booooook. ...

    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 ...

    Some words to describe this book: Perfect. Beautiful. Poignant. Necessary. Long overdue. I loved it! So many thanks to the author for writing it. ...

    I was on the verge of tears or actually crying the entire time while reading this book. Wow. ...

    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...

    This is a beautiful, emotionally pitch perfect book about Ivy, a 12-year-old dealing with a lot: she's feeling left out of her family with two new twin babies; a tornado destroyed their house; she's realizing that she likes girls instead of boys. After the tornado, Ivy's notebook that ...

    Dewey's #Readathon Book 3 - Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World is the perfect book for questioning girls, and I'm not ashamed to say this book made me tear up. It makes discovering your sexuality a normal yet complex concept without being too heavy-handed, and not just about the romanc...

    How was Ivy supposed to know how to handle all these feelings for June, all these feelings at all, if everything she saw and read about and heard about was all boy-girl, girl-boy? This review is actually taking me a while to write because of how personal this book felt to me, I go...

    Beautiful journey of a preteen that navigates her first crush, a family disaster and her relationship with her best friend. Wonderful and well-done story. ...

    I loved this book so much that I ordered everything Blake has written immediately after finishing it. If her other work is half as good, she'll be one of my "must read" authors forever. ...

    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 ...

    This review was first posted on my blog, The Thoughtful Voice! I didn't expect to enjoy this book so much, but it was an absolutely beautiful and gorgeous story. Even though Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World is a middle grade book, I honestly think that this book is one that e...

    Content warning:: natural disaster, losing one's home in a natural disaster Why I Recommend Bumping This UP On Your TBR: The protagonist is a 12 year old gal learning about her sexual orientation (she's attracted to other gals) immediately following a tornado having destroyed her h...

    ?Maybe perfect was just another word for belonging. For feeling like yourself. It didn?t mean that things weren?t hard. It just meant they were right.? 3.5 stars Rep: sapphic MC review also available here Ashley Herring Blake is a goddess and I will read anything t...

    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...

    i knew i would like this book the moment i first saw it. how to make a wish is my all time favorite book. i adore ashely's writing style. still, i did not expect this little book to have this impact on me. i have been ugly crying for half an hour and i would hug this book if i coul...

    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 ...

    This book was so adorable, emotional and sweet. Ivy was so sweet and her fears etc., were so well written that I couldn't believe it. The cover makes total sense, the fact that it started so raw was unreal - never read anything like twister but darn I felt like I was there. Secondary c...

    4.5 stars (view spoiler)["The story was about a lonely girl named Ivy whose house got destroyed by a tornado. It was about how she and her family sort of fell apart but came back together again. It was about a girl who was figuring out that she got crushes on girls instead of boys, wh...

    Ivy Aberdeen...is the first book I have read by Ashley Herring Blake and it certainly won't be the last! I wasn?t completely sure what to expect from a middle-grade contemporary by an author I?d never read before but it wasn?t this delightful dream of a book! The story focuse...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Feb 04, 2018

    A middle grade novel about a girl realizing she likes girls! My queer little heart is so happy. If I had had this book when I was 12, high school would have been SO different. I want everyone to read this damn booooook. ...

    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 ...

  • Anabel
    Aug 01, 2018

    A middle grade novel about a girl realizing she likes girls! My queer little heart is so happy. If I had had this book when I was 12, high school would have been SO different. I want everyone to read this damn booooook. ...

    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 ...

    Some words to describe this book: Perfect. Beautiful. Poignant. Necessary. Long overdue. I loved it! So many thanks to the author for writing it. ...

    I was on the verge of tears or actually crying the entire time while reading this book. Wow. ...

    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...

    This is a beautiful, emotionally pitch perfect book about Ivy, a 12-year-old dealing with a lot: she's feeling left out of her family with two new twin babies; a tornado destroyed their house; she's realizing that she likes girls instead of boys. After the tornado, Ivy's notebook that ...

    Dewey's #Readathon Book 3 - Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World is the perfect book for questioning girls, and I'm not ashamed to say this book made me tear up. It makes discovering your sexuality a normal yet complex concept without being too heavy-handed, and not just about the romanc...

    How was Ivy supposed to know how to handle all these feelings for June, all these feelings at all, if everything she saw and read about and heard about was all boy-girl, girl-boy? This review is actually taking me a while to write because of how personal this book felt to me, I go...

    Beautiful journey of a preteen that navigates her first crush, a family disaster and her relationship with her best friend. Wonderful and well-done story. ...

    I loved this book so much that I ordered everything Blake has written immediately after finishing it. If her other work is half as good, she'll be one of my "must read" authors forever. ...

    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 ...

    This review was first posted on my blog, The Thoughtful Voice! I didn't expect to enjoy this book so much, but it was an absolutely beautiful and gorgeous story. Even though Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World is a middle grade book, I honestly think that this book is one that e...

    Content warning:: natural disaster, losing one's home in a natural disaster Why I Recommend Bumping This UP On Your TBR: The protagonist is a 12 year old gal learning about her sexual orientation (she's attracted to other gals) immediately following a tornado having destroyed her h...

    ?Maybe perfect was just another word for belonging. For feeling like yourself. It didn?t mean that things weren?t hard. It just meant they were right.? 3.5 stars Rep: sapphic MC review also available here Ashley Herring Blake is a goddess and I will read anything t...

    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...

    i knew i would like this book the moment i first saw it. how to make a wish is my all time favorite book. i adore ashely's writing style. still, i did not expect this little book to have this impact on me. i have been ugly crying for half an hour and i would hug this book if i coul...

    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 ...

    This book was so adorable, emotional and sweet. Ivy was so sweet and her fears etc., were so well written that I couldn't believe it. The cover makes total sense, the fact that it started so raw was unreal - never read anything like twister but darn I felt like I was there. Secondary c...

    4.5 stars (view spoiler)["The story was about a lonely girl named Ivy whose house got destroyed by a tornado. It was about how she and her family sort of fell apart but came back together again. It was about a girl who was figuring out that she got crushes on girls instead of boys, wh...

    Ivy Aberdeen...is the first book I have read by Ashley Herring Blake and it certainly won't be the last! I wasn?t completely sure what to expect from a middle-grade contemporary by an author I?d never read before but it wasn?t this delightful dream of a book! The story focuse...

    there's not a lot i can say about this book without it being ridiculously personal, but it's the book i needed when i was thirteen and developing into the idea that i liked girls and not boys. it's the book of my heart. ivy aberdeen is such a relatable narrator because our journeys to ...

    Oh what a middle grade book this was! It made my heart happy and I cried but it was good tears at the end. Ivy is 12 when her family home is destroyed by a tornado. Her family was already in a bit of a mess with new twin brothers and learning how she fits in with her older sister. Also...

    Este libro me ha parecido precioso, se me hizo corta la lectura. Me ha gustado la manera en como comienza la autora y vamos viendo como afecta todo a la vida de Ivy. Adems tiene un secreto que tiene muchas ganas de contar al mundo. Resea en el blog: https://librosadorables.blogsp...

  • Nadia
    Jul 13, 2018

    A middle grade novel about a girl realizing she likes girls! My queer little heart is so happy. If I had had this book when I was 12, high school would have been SO different. I want everyone to read this damn booooook. ...

    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 ...

    Some words to describe this book: Perfect. Beautiful. Poignant. Necessary. Long overdue. I loved it! So many thanks to the author for writing it. ...

    I was on the verge of tears or actually crying the entire time while reading this book. Wow. ...

    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...

    This is a beautiful, emotionally pitch perfect book about Ivy, a 12-year-old dealing with a lot: she's feeling left out of her family with two new twin babies; a tornado destroyed their house; she's realizing that she likes girls instead of boys. After the tornado, Ivy's notebook that ...

    Dewey's #Readathon Book 3 - Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World is the perfect book for questioning girls, and I'm not ashamed to say this book made me tear up. It makes discovering your sexuality a normal yet complex concept without being too heavy-handed, and not just about the romanc...

    How was Ivy supposed to know how to handle all these feelings for June, all these feelings at all, if everything she saw and read about and heard about was all boy-girl, girl-boy? This review is actually taking me a while to write because of how personal this book felt to me, I go...

    Beautiful journey of a preteen that navigates her first crush, a family disaster and her relationship with her best friend. Wonderful and well-done story. ...

    I loved this book so much that I ordered everything Blake has written immediately after finishing it. If her other work is half as good, she'll be one of my "must read" authors forever. ...

    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 ...

    This review was first posted on my blog, The Thoughtful Voice! I didn't expect to enjoy this book so much, but it was an absolutely beautiful and gorgeous story. Even though Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World is a middle grade book, I honestly think that this book is one that e...

    Content warning:: natural disaster, losing one's home in a natural disaster Why I Recommend Bumping This UP On Your TBR: The protagonist is a 12 year old gal learning about her sexual orientation (she's attracted to other gals) immediately following a tornado having destroyed her h...

    ?Maybe perfect was just another word for belonging. For feeling like yourself. It didn?t mean that things weren?t hard. It just meant they were right.? 3.5 stars Rep: sapphic MC review also available here Ashley Herring Blake is a goddess and I will read anything t...

  • Ashley O
    Aug 13, 2018

    A middle grade novel about a girl realizing she likes girls! My queer little heart is so happy. If I had had this book when I was 12, high school would have been SO different. I want everyone to read this damn booooook. ...

    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 ...

    Some words to describe this book: Perfect. Beautiful. Poignant. Necessary. Long overdue. I loved it! So many thanks to the author for writing it. ...

    I was on the verge of tears or actually crying the entire time while reading this book. Wow. ...

    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...

    This is a beautiful, emotionally pitch perfect book about Ivy, a 12-year-old dealing with a lot: she's feeling left out of her family with two new twin babies; a tornado destroyed their house; she's realizing that she likes girls instead of boys. After the tornado, Ivy's notebook that ...

    Dewey's #Readathon Book 3 - Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World is the perfect book for questioning girls, and I'm not ashamed to say this book made me tear up. It makes discovering your sexuality a normal yet complex concept without being too heavy-handed, and not just about the romanc...

    How was Ivy supposed to know how to handle all these feelings for June, all these feelings at all, if everything she saw and read about and heard about was all boy-girl, girl-boy? This review is actually taking me a while to write because of how personal this book felt to me, I go...

    Beautiful journey of a preteen that navigates her first crush, a family disaster and her relationship with her best friend. Wonderful and well-done story. ...

    I loved this book so much that I ordered everything Blake has written immediately after finishing it. If her other work is half as good, she'll be one of my "must read" authors forever. ...

    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 ...

    This review was first posted on my blog, The Thoughtful Voice! I didn't expect to enjoy this book so much, but it was an absolutely beautiful and gorgeous story. Even though Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World is a middle grade book, I honestly think that this book is one that e...

    Content warning:: natural disaster, losing one's home in a natural disaster Why I Recommend Bumping This UP On Your TBR: The protagonist is a 12 year old gal learning about her sexual orientation (she's attracted to other gals) immediately following a tornado having destroyed her h...

    ?Maybe perfect was just another word for belonging. For feeling like yourself. It didn?t mean that things weren?t hard. It just meant they were right.? 3.5 stars Rep: sapphic MC review also available here Ashley Herring Blake is a goddess and I will read anything t...

    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...

    i knew i would like this book the moment i first saw it. how to make a wish is my all time favorite book. i adore ashely's writing style. still, i did not expect this little book to have this impact on me. i have been ugly crying for half an hour and i would hug this book if i coul...

    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 ...

    This book was so adorable, emotional and sweet. Ivy was so sweet and her fears etc., were so well written that I couldn't believe it. The cover makes total sense, the fact that it started so raw was unreal - never read anything like twister but darn I felt like I was there. Secondary c...

  • •°• gabs •°•
    Apr 28, 2018

    A middle grade novel about a girl realizing she likes girls! My queer little heart is so happy. If I had had this book when I was 12, high school would have been SO different. I want everyone to read this damn booooook. ...

    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 ...

    Some words to describe this book: Perfect. Beautiful. Poignant. Necessary. Long overdue. I loved it! So many thanks to the author for writing it. ...

    I was on the verge of tears or actually crying the entire time while reading this book. Wow. ...

    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...

    This is a beautiful, emotionally pitch perfect book about Ivy, a 12-year-old dealing with a lot: she's feeling left out of her family with two new twin babies; a tornado destroyed their house; she's realizing that she likes girls instead of boys. After the tornado, Ivy's notebook that ...

    Dewey's #Readathon Book 3 - Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World is the perfect book for questioning girls, and I'm not ashamed to say this book made me tear up. It makes discovering your sexuality a normal yet complex concept without being too heavy-handed, and not just about the romanc...

    How was Ivy supposed to know how to handle all these feelings for June, all these feelings at all, if everything she saw and read about and heard about was all boy-girl, girl-boy? This review is actually taking me a while to write because of how personal this book felt to me, I go...

    Beautiful journey of a preteen that navigates her first crush, a family disaster and her relationship with her best friend. Wonderful and well-done story. ...

    I loved this book so much that I ordered everything Blake has written immediately after finishing it. If her other work is half as good, she'll be one of my "must read" authors forever. ...

    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 ...

    This review was first posted on my blog, The Thoughtful Voice! I didn't expect to enjoy this book so much, but it was an absolutely beautiful and gorgeous story. Even though Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World is a middle grade book, I honestly think that this book is one that e...

    Content warning:: natural disaster, losing one's home in a natural disaster Why I Recommend Bumping This UP On Your TBR: The protagonist is a 12 year old gal learning about her sexual orientation (she's attracted to other gals) immediately following a tornado having destroyed her h...

    ?Maybe perfect was just another word for belonging. For feeling like yourself. It didn?t mean that things weren?t hard. It just meant they were right.? 3.5 stars Rep: sapphic MC review also available here Ashley Herring Blake is a goddess and I will read anything t...

    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...

    i knew i would like this book the moment i first saw it. how to make a wish is my all time favorite book. i adore ashely's writing style. still, i did not expect this little book to have this impact on me. i have been ugly crying for half an hour and i would hug this book if i coul...

  • dezzy
    Jun 29, 2018

    A middle grade novel about a girl realizing she likes girls! My queer little heart is so happy. If I had had this book when I was 12, high school would have been SO different. I want everyone to read this damn booooook. ...

    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 ...

    Some words to describe this book: Perfect. Beautiful. Poignant. Necessary. Long overdue. I loved it! So many thanks to the author for writing it. ...

    I was on the verge of tears or actually crying the entire time while reading this book. Wow. ...

    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...

    This is a beautiful, emotionally pitch perfect book about Ivy, a 12-year-old dealing with a lot: she's feeling left out of her family with two new twin babies; a tornado destroyed their house; she's realizing that she likes girls instead of boys. After the tornado, Ivy's notebook that ...

    Dewey's #Readathon Book 3 - Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World is the perfect book for questioning girls, and I'm not ashamed to say this book made me tear up. It makes discovering your sexuality a normal yet complex concept without being too heavy-handed, and not just about the romanc...

    How was Ivy supposed to know how to handle all these feelings for June, all these feelings at all, if everything she saw and read about and heard about was all boy-girl, girl-boy? This review is actually taking me a while to write because of how personal this book felt to me, I go...

    Beautiful journey of a preteen that navigates her first crush, a family disaster and her relationship with her best friend. Wonderful and well-done story. ...

    I loved this book so much that I ordered everything Blake has written immediately after finishing it. If her other work is half as good, she'll be one of my "must read" authors forever. ...

    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 ...

    This review was first posted on my blog, The Thoughtful Voice! I didn't expect to enjoy this book so much, but it was an absolutely beautiful and gorgeous story. Even though Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World is a middle grade book, I honestly think that this book is one that e...

  • I.
    Jul 19, 2018

    A middle grade novel about a girl realizing she likes girls! My queer little heart is so happy. If I had had this book when I was 12, high school would have been SO different. I want everyone to read this damn booooook. ...

    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 ...

    Some words to describe this book: Perfect. Beautiful. Poignant. Necessary. Long overdue. I loved it! So many thanks to the author for writing it. ...

    I was on the verge of tears or actually crying the entire time while reading this book. Wow. ...

    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...

    This is a beautiful, emotionally pitch perfect book about Ivy, a 12-year-old dealing with a lot: she's feeling left out of her family with two new twin babies; a tornado destroyed their house; she's realizing that she likes girls instead of boys. After the tornado, Ivy's notebook that ...

    Dewey's #Readathon Book 3 - Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World is the perfect book for questioning girls, and I'm not ashamed to say this book made me tear up. It makes discovering your sexuality a normal yet complex concept without being too heavy-handed, and not just about the romanc...

    How was Ivy supposed to know how to handle all these feelings for June, all these feelings at all, if everything she saw and read about and heard about was all boy-girl, girl-boy? This review is actually taking me a while to write because of how personal this book felt to me, I go...

    Beautiful journey of a preteen that navigates her first crush, a family disaster and her relationship with her best friend. Wonderful and well-done story. ...

    I loved this book so much that I ordered everything Blake has written immediately after finishing it. If her other work is half as good, she'll be one of my "must read" authors forever. ...

    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 ...

    This review was first posted on my blog, The Thoughtful Voice! I didn't expect to enjoy this book so much, but it was an absolutely beautiful and gorgeous story. Even though Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World is a middle grade book, I honestly think that this book is one that e...

    Content warning:: natural disaster, losing one's home in a natural disaster Why I Recommend Bumping This UP On Your TBR: The protagonist is a 12 year old gal learning about her sexual orientation (she's attracted to other gals) immediately following a tornado having destroyed her h...

    ?Maybe perfect was just another word for belonging. For feeling like yourself. It didn?t mean that things weren?t hard. It just meant they were right.? 3.5 stars Rep: sapphic MC review also available here Ashley Herring Blake is a goddess and I will read anything t...

    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...

    i knew i would like this book the moment i first saw it. how to make a wish is my all time favorite book. i adore ashely's writing style. still, i did not expect this little book to have this impact on me. i have been ugly crying for half an hour and i would hug this book if i coul...

    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 ...

    This book was so adorable, emotional and sweet. Ivy was so sweet and her fears etc., were so well written that I couldn't believe it. The cover makes total sense, the fact that it started so raw was unreal - never read anything like twister but darn I felt like I was there. Secondary c...

    4.5 stars (view spoiler)["The story was about a lonely girl named Ivy whose house got destroyed by a tornado. It was about how she and her family sort of fell apart but came back together again. It was about a girl who was figuring out that she got crushes on girls instead of boys, wh...

    Ivy Aberdeen...is the first book I have read by Ashley Herring Blake and it certainly won't be the last! I wasn?t completely sure what to expect from a middle-grade contemporary by an author I?d never read before but it wasn?t this delightful dream of a book! The story focuse...

    there's not a lot i can say about this book without it being ridiculously personal, but it's the book i needed when i was thirteen and developing into the idea that i liked girls and not boys. it's the book of my heart. ivy aberdeen is such a relatable narrator because our journeys to ...

    Oh what a middle grade book this was! It made my heart happy and I cried but it was good tears at the end. Ivy is 12 when her family home is destroyed by a tornado. Her family was already in a bit of a mess with new twin brothers and learning how she fits in with her older sister. Also...

    Este libro me ha parecido precioso, se me hizo corta la lectura. Me ha gustado la manera en como comienza la autora y vamos viendo como afecta todo a la vida de Ivy. Adems tiene un secreto que tiene muchas ganas de contar al mundo. Resea en el blog: https://librosadorables.blogsp...

    beautifully poignant. ...

    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...

    This is a must own, must share book with middle grade readers. With an authentic voice in main character Ivy Aberdeen, we learn alongside her how young people grapple with and celebrate their identity. When twelve year old Ivy realizes that she has a crush...on a girl...the emotions of...

    A beautiful middle-grade novel that adds to the thankfully growing queer representation in kid lit. Poetic and perfect. Full Review Here: https://bookpeopleteens.wordpress.com... ...

  • lov2laf
    Jun 09, 2018

    A middle grade novel about a girl realizing she likes girls! My queer little heart is so happy. If I had had this book when I was 12, high school would have been SO different. I want everyone to read this damn booooook. ...

    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 ...

    Some words to describe this book: Perfect. Beautiful. Poignant. Necessary. Long overdue. I loved it! So many thanks to the author for writing it. ...

  • evelyn hugo’s #1 fan
    May 09, 2018

    A middle grade novel about a girl realizing she likes girls! My queer little heart is so happy. If I had had this book when I was 12, high school would have been SO different. I want everyone to read this damn booooook. ...

    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 ...

    Some words to describe this book: Perfect. Beautiful. Poignant. Necessary. Long overdue. I loved it! So many thanks to the author for writing it. ...

    I was on the verge of tears or actually crying the entire time while reading this book. Wow. ...

    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...

    This is a beautiful, emotionally pitch perfect book about Ivy, a 12-year-old dealing with a lot: she's feeling left out of her family with two new twin babies; a tornado destroyed their house; she's realizing that she likes girls instead of boys. After the tornado, Ivy's notebook that ...

    Dewey's #Readathon Book 3 - Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World is the perfect book for questioning girls, and I'm not ashamed to say this book made me tear up. It makes discovering your sexuality a normal yet complex concept without being too heavy-handed, and not just about the romanc...

    How was Ivy supposed to know how to handle all these feelings for June, all these feelings at all, if everything she saw and read about and heard about was all boy-girl, girl-boy? This review is actually taking me a while to write because of how personal this book felt to me, I go...

    Beautiful journey of a preteen that navigates her first crush, a family disaster and her relationship with her best friend. Wonderful and well-done story. ...

    I loved this book so much that I ordered everything Blake has written immediately after finishing it. If her other work is half as good, she'll be one of my "must read" authors forever. ...

    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 ...

    This review was first posted on my blog, The Thoughtful Voice! I didn't expect to enjoy this book so much, but it was an absolutely beautiful and gorgeous story. Even though Ivy Aberdeen?s Letter to the World is a middle grade book, I honestly think that this book is one that e...

    Content warning:: natural disaster, losing one's home in a natural disaster Why I Recommend Bumping This UP On Your TBR: The protagonist is a 12 year old gal learning about her sexual orientation (she's attracted to other gals) immediately following a tornado having destroyed her h...

    ?Maybe perfect was just another word for belonging. For feeling like yourself. It didn?t mean that things weren?t hard. It just meant they were right.? 3.5 stars Rep: sapphic MC review also available here Ashley Herring Blake is a goddess and I will read anything t...

    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...

    i knew i would like this book the moment i first saw it. how to make a wish is my all time favorite book. i adore ashely's writing style. still, i did not expect this little book to have this impact on me. i have been ugly crying for half an hour and i would hug this book if i coul...

    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 ...

    This book was so adorable, emotional and sweet. Ivy was so sweet and her fears etc., were so well written that I couldn't believe it. The cover makes total sense, the fact that it started so raw was unreal - never read anything like twister but darn I felt like I was there. Secondary c...

    4.5 stars (view spoiler)["The story was about a lonely girl named Ivy whose house got destroyed by a tornado. It was about how she and her family sort of fell apart but came back together again. It was about a girl who was figuring out that she got crushes on girls instead of boys, wh...

    Ivy Aberdeen...is the first book I have read by Ashley Herring Blake and it certainly won't be the last! I wasn?t completely sure what to expect from a middle-grade contemporary by an author I?d never read before but it wasn?t this delightful dream of a book! The story focuse...

    there's not a lot i can say about this book without it being ridiculously personal, but it's the book i needed when i was thirteen and developing into the idea that i liked girls and not boys. it's the book of my heart. ivy aberdeen is such a relatable narrator because our journeys to ...