Wild Swans

Wild Swans

Book - 2016
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The summer before Ivy's senior year is going to be golden-all bonfires, barbeques, and spending time with her best friends. For once, she will just get to be. No summer classes, none of Granddad's intense expectations to live up to the family name. For generations, the Milbourn women have lead extraordinary lives-and died young and tragically. Granddad calls it a legacy, but Ivy considers it a curse. Why else would her mother have run off and abandoned her as a child? But when her mother unexpectedly returns home with two young daughters in tow, all of the stories Ivy wove to protect her heart start to unravel. The very people she once trusted now speak in lies. And all of Ivy's ambition and determination cannot defend her against the secrets of the Milbourn past...
Publisher: Naperville, Illinois :, Sourcebooks Fire,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016.
ISBN: 9781492622161
Characteristics: 295 pages ; 21 cm.

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TSCPL_Miranda Feb 12, 2019

A quick, enjoyable read, hard to put down, but also packed with themes that will have me thinking for a long time to come. Touches on child abandonment, alcoholism, gender dysphoria, sexual orientation, feminism, family pressure, and more. Diverse cast, and good character development for such a short book. Tied up a bit neatly in the end, but enjoyed it enough that I would read a sequel or a spin-off book in a heartbeat. Ms. Spotswood, if you're listening, I see a lot of potential with bestie Claire or Ivy's sister Iz!

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jbznta
Nov 26, 2017

I found this while searching for the story by Hans Christian Anderson. Sounded interesting so I checked it out.😳 This story features language, explicit scenes, and mature themes. Could have been done without all the above. The basic plot sounded good, from there....not to my taste.

bandblair Aug 22, 2016

I found the main character very relatable. She's feels like she doesn't have any talents and she wants to please everyone. We have all been there.

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Nov 26, 2017

jbznta thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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