This story is beautifully written. Ivy is a frustrated and artistic 12 year old. Her world has been turned upside down just as she’s thinking more about her sexuality and what it means that she prefers girls over boys.
Ivy Aberdeen’s family has just exploded from two kids to four and then they survive a tornado but lose their home. Ivy’s physical turmoil is symbolic of her inner quest for herself. Ivy’s struggle for self-acceptance is endearing, lovely, and heart wrenching.