Dark, suspenseful, and superbly composed, Susie Yang’s”White Ivy” is the story of Ivy Lin, a Chinese Immigrant growing up in Massachusetts who desires nothing more than to blend in as an all-American woman — and she’s willing to do anything else to be one. In her frenzied pursuit to fit in, Ivy profits an obsession with her classmate, Gideon Speyer, a wealthy senator’s son.
When as an adult, Ivy once again crosses paths with Gideon, she decides she must finally take her chance at living the charmed American lifestyle she’s always felt destined to reside. And therefore, she finds herself tangled in a complicated web of relationships with Gideon, his family, her household, and an old flame that reappears in the most unexpected moment.
“White Ivy” is an enthralling, thrill of a publication. It is fascinating to spend time inside Ivy’s head, unique and unapologetic in its daring (and often bad) choices. A narrative of several cultures equally clashing and converging, White Ivy’s many twists and turns will surprise you until the very last page.