“Ivy brought her coffee and croissant to the beach.” • I featured this book pr…

“Ivy brought her coffee and croissant to the beach.” 🧡

I featured this book previously but came back to review this 5 star read ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️! This was so good – suspenseful for sure because I felt like I held my breath for so much of this book. It’s kind of a dark coming of age story but with a deliciously complex character in Ivy Lin. This book had themes of class and social climbing combined with an immigrant narrative. I totally got Ivy from the get go. I’ve known girls that were Ivy and I could also relate to so much of her experience. Navigating school, whiteness and privilege while being an immigrant whose parents speak little English and have different expectations were things my friends and I grew up with, just like Ivy. This book was thrilling until the very end. There were a couple big reveals and I had anticipated both but surprisingly, I was not disappointed that I guessed what was to happen- I felt really satisfied! I would say this had Patricia Highsmith vibes for sure. Bravo to this stunning debut susieyyang ! This was a fun one to listen to on audio while driving for some reason – maybe I need to read more thrillers or mysteries on audio! This was a readwithjenna pick this month and thank you to librofm and simon.audio for the ALC!



6 thoughts on ““Ivy brought her coffee and croissant to the beach.” • I featured this book pr…”

  1. I cannot wait to read this. Listened to a podcast with this author featured, and immediately went out and bought it!

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