White Ivy

White Ivy

A dazzling debut novel about a young woman’s dark obsession with her privileged classmate and the lengths she’ll go to win his love

Ivy Lin is a thief and a liar—but you’d never know it by looking at her. Raised outside of Boston, she is taught how to pilfer items from yard sales and second-hand shops by her immigrant grandmother. Thieving allows Ivy to accumulate the trappings of a suburban teen—and, most importantly, to attract the attention of Gideon Speyer, the golden boy of a wealthy political family. But when Ivy’s mother discovers her trespasses, punishment is swift and Ivy is sent to China, where her dream instantly evaporates.

Years later, Ivy has grown into a poised yet restless young woman, haunted by her conflicting feelings about her upbringing and her family. Back in Boston, when she bumps into Sylvia Speyer, Gideon’s sister, a reconnection with Gideon seems not only inevitable—it feels like fate.

Slowly, Ivy sinks her claws into Gideon and the entire Speyer clan by attending fancy dinners and weekend getaways to the Cape. But just as Ivy is about to have everything she’s ever wanted, a ghost from her past resurfaces, threatening the nearly perfect life she’s worked so hard to build.

Filled with surprising twists and offering sharp insights into the immigrant experience, White Ivy is both a love triangle and a coming-of-age story, as well as a glimpse into the dark side of a woman who yearns for success at any cost.

Title:White Ivy
Edition Language:English
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    White Ivy Reviews

  • Kim ~ It?s All About the Thrill

    Happy Publication Day!!!!!!!!!!! This book is out now!!Wow!!! There is nothing better than going into a debut and having it blow you away. ❤️ This seems to be the year of fantastic debuts and you ...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    This is promising coming of age, thought provoking immigrant story slowly grows on you but you got to be patient enough for getting into Ivy’s world, her family dynamics, reasons behind the shame an...

  • jenny?

    Just what was this cloak called privilege and how did it protect you? Was it visible to the wearer or just to onlookers on the outside? UPDATE 8/9/2020: I had some strong thoughts while reading...

  • Michael David

    HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY!I’m not even sure how to write this review, but I really loved this book way more than I expected to. It’s the story of Ivy, a Chinese American who grew up learning to steal ...

  • Brenda - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews

    I really wanted to love this one because it sounded like it had elements to make it one of those better reads with an unlikeable unquie diverse character with an unexpected plot. It delivered on some ...

  • Blaine

    ”You used to ask how your father and I got married. That’s how. It was because I willed it. If I had been a stupider girl, your father never would have looked at me. But I saw my chance and made a...

  • Barbara

    “White Ivy” kept me reading when I should have been doing something else: sleeping, organizing, chores. From the start, I enjoyed author Susie Yang’s literary style. Her prose is easily read. He...

  • Michelle

    "All her life, she had sought something she couldn't name. Love? Wealth? Beauty? But none of those things were exactly right. What she sought was peace. The peace of having something no one could t...

  • Bkwmlee

    This is one of those books that I feel does not fit nicely into any specific genre. Majority of readers seem to put this under the thriller / suspense category, but to be honest, despite the story hav...

  • Christina

    I loved this book, which is about a girl who immigrates to America from China and falls deeply in love...with consumerism. And also two very different men.This book is so beautifully and lyrically wri...