What kind of books do you like?
I’ve never been exclusively fond of any specific genre-I love fantasy, literary fiction, poetry, and historical fiction. But there is one thing that will almost instantly make me love a book: introspective characters.
That’s why I’m excited to present a review of Kellyn Roth’s Ivy Introspective.
In a world that doesn’t understand her, how can she grow?
Ivy Knight lives her life in a blur of confusion as the world passes her by in a tumultuous melody. She isn’t the perfect daughter or student, but as long as she can be with her family, she doesn’t mind watching rather than living.
Mrs. Chattoway treasures both of her granddaughters now that they’re reunited. When Ivy’s parents enroll her in a Scottish school for unique children, she’s happy to chaperone.
In a new place with a new guardian, Ivy discovers a special talent that helps her see the blurred world in a new way. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel, and Ivy becomes determined to find it—and help others do the same.
A Friendly Book About Mental Illness?
I loved Ivy. She’s a sweet child who struggles to adjust to the grown-up world. Introspective and quiet, she serves as a reminder to value the things we adults forget.
Kellyn writes in such a friendly way. She gives us an invitation into Ivy’s little world. I was amazed at how a book about mental illness in Victorian times could feel cozy. But Kellyn has a special talent for bringing that friendliness to life.
I’ve known Kellyn for a while through an online writing program, but really got to know her after she joined The Wilting Rose Project as one of our writing interns. Over the months, I learned she has a sweet spirit and kind heart. This definitely comes across in Ivy Introspective!
Kellyn Roth is a Christian historical women’s fiction & romance author from North-Eastern Oregon who loves border collies. A ranch girl with a love for storytelling, she’s been writing since she was seven and published since she was fourteen.
Kell lives in the country outside a small town in North-Eastern Oregon with her family, cat, and three puppy-dogs. When not writing, she teaches writing and talks about writing, but she also enjoys other things. She just can’t think of any right now.
Find her here:
Website & Blog: http://kellynrothauthor.com/
Email List: http://kellynrothauthor.com/newsletter/
My Thoughts on Ivy Introspective
Young ladies will love Kellyn’s work, adore the characters (I have a feeling a certain fellow known as Jordy will gain special status), and learn valuable truths about mental illness. In my Virtuous Girls ministry, I work with girls around 8-14, and they would fall in love with Ivy’s sweet spirit and relate to her insecurities. I also believe this sweet book will help readers appreciate the real struggles of mental illness.
Kellyn is honest about how God doesn’t necessarily take our struggles away, but how we are never our struggles. I love this message!
This isn’t filled with sweeping or complex prose, so the simpler phrasing makes it an accessible read for younger girls. It’s so important for girls to have characters who are like them, characters who learn and grow and change.
How To Find A Copy
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May God Bless Your Reading!
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