Ivy

Ivy

Book - 2008
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Ivy is used to being overlooked. The youngest in a family of thieves, scoundrels, and roustabouts, the girl with the flame-colored hair and odd-colored eyes is declared useless by her father from the day she is born. But that's only if you look at her but don't see. For Ivy has a quality that makes people take notice. It's more than beauty -- and it draws people toward her.

Which makes her the perfect subject for an aspiring painter named Oscar Aretino Frosdick, a member of the pre-Raphaelite school of artists. Oscar is determined to make his mark on the art world, with Ivy as his model and muse. But behind Ivy's angelic looks lurk dark secrets and a troubled past -- a past that has given her an unfortunate taste for laudanum. And when treachery and jealousy surface in the Eden that is the artist's garden, Ivy must learn to be more than a pretty face if she is to survive.

Julie Hearn, author of The Minister's Daughter and The Sign of the Raven , has created a memorable tale of nineteenth-century England with a character destined to take her place alongside Dickens's Pip and Oliver Twist.

Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2008.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781416925064
1416925066
Branch Call Number: YA HEARN J
Characteristics: 355 pages ; 22 cm.

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Sarlesic Aug 08, 2011

This novel was a good book and a simple read. It had enough detail to keep you wanted to read on, but nothing to make you want to pick the book up again. I did like how the author made you think that shew as going to commit suicide but in the end through the ether down the toilet. That was a very nice twist. :)

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