Tuesday, October 20, 2020

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - White Ivy; Susie Yang


Welcome to First Chapter/Intros, now hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates Book ReviewsEach week readers post the first paragraph (or 2) of a book they are reading or that they plan to read soon.

White Ivy; Susie Yang
Simon & Schuster - 2020


"IVY LIN WAS A THIEF BUT YOU WOULD NEVER KNOW IT TO LOOK at her.  Maybe that was the problem.  No one ever suspected--and that made her reckless. Her features were so average and nondescript that the brain only needed a split second to develop a complete understanding of her: skinny Asian girl, quiet, overly docile around adults in uniforms. She had a way of walking, shoulders forward, chin tucked under, arms barely swinging, that rendered her invisible the way of pigeons and janitors."

What do you think, read more or pass?  I've been eyeing this one for several months, it releases on Election Day. I hope to start it this week.


  1. Wow, this one does capture my interest. I like the description of the character. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  2. I've got an advance copy of this book nearby and am eager to read it. It sounds good!

  3. Hello Diane :D
    I have this one on my TBR as well. Perhaps a buddy read?

  4. This is a new to me book, I like the sound of it.

  5. I'd definitely keep reading this one.

  6. It sounds good! Also, I don't get to read that many books written by Asian women. Enjoy!

    1. I agree Rita. I've had good luck with books written by women of a different culture

  7. I might read on to see what she is really up to.

  8. Nice beginning...looking forward to what you think of it.

    I wonder, too, what janitors think about being invisible. :-)

  9. I know there is a good story lurking there!

  10. I'd keep reading! I like the first paragraph and always love a character who isn't what they seem.


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