Wednesday, November 15, 2017

"Ivy Introspective" by Kellyn Roth

About this book:

  “Trapped in a world where she doesn't belong, twelve-year-old Ivy struggles to keep her head above water as her simplicity is brought to light by her new position as a young lady growing up at Pearlbelle Park.
  After much thought, Ivy's parents decide to send her to McCale House, a boarding school in Scotland for girls and boys like her. However, scared and worried away from her beloved mother, sister, and nurse, Ivy can't seem to focus.
  Will Ivy ever learn what Dr. McCale is trying to teach her? Or will she remained lost in her own mind forever?”

Series: Book #2 in “The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy”. Review of Book #1 Here!

Spiritual Content- Every chapter starts off with a Scripture; Scriptures are mentioned, read, quoted, & talked about; Prayers; Trying to witness to a negative little girl (& her comments); Talks about God & faiths; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Mentions of God & His will; Mentions of prayers, praying, & blessings over food; Mentions of Bibles, Bible reading, those & events in the Bible; Mentions of Christians, faiths, having God, & being saved; Mentions of churches, church going, & sermons; Mentions of Christmas, the first Christmas, & songs/hymns; A few mentions of blessing, thank & praising God; A mention of Heaven; A mention of a sinner;
             *Note: Mentions of ghosts; Mentions of someone acting like a demon/devil (and because hearing that so often, a young girl believes that she is); A couple mentions of demons; A mention of Hell.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘bloody’, five forms of ‘stupid’, and eight forms of ‘idiot’; Some sarcasm; Mentions of doing something suicidal; Mentions of a young girl threatening to kill herself, being violent & hateful; Mentions of gallows & killing; Mentions of an accident & death (and seeing the person die, barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of illnesses, screams, passing out, & deaths; Mentions of wars & fighting; Mentions of thieves & stealing; Mentions of alcohol, drinking, drunks, & taverns; Mentions of hunts, hunting, & shooting/killing animals; Mentions of nightmares; Mentions of gossip & rumors; A few mentions of lies & lying; A few mentions of jealousy; A couple mentions of an execution; A couple mentions of bullets & almost being shot; A mention of chamber pots.

Sexual Content- a cheek kiss; Some noticing; Mentions of married couples kissing; Mentions of kissing & being kissed; Mentions of catching a couple kissing & caressing each other (barely-above-not-detailed); A few mentions of scandals; A few mentions of flirting & blushes; A couple mentions of acting like a loose woman; A mention of love-making words; A bit of love, falling in love, & the emotions;
             *Note: Mentions of women who have died in labor; A few mentions of the stork bringing babies; A couple mentions of miscarriages; A mention of a baby wanting her mother’s breast; A mention of a man seeing his fill of a woman’s figure.

-Ivy Knight, age 12
-Alice, Knight, age 12
                                P.O.V. switches between them & others
                                             Set in 1873-1874
                                                        209 pages

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My personal Rating-
I liked meeting Alice in the first book of this series, but I have to say, I think I liked meeting Ivy a bit better in this second book.
I didn’t care much for the adults in this story. They all bickered quite a bit and my head started to hurt because of their auguring.
While our main character is twelve, I say it’s more towards older girls because of some topics, content, and comments. (Though, as with every book, it really depends on the girl. ;) ) I really did like Ivy and thought she was a sweetheart. :)

See y’all on Friday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Author for this honest review.