Author: Sophie Cleverly
Series:Scarlet and Ivy
Pages: 290 pages
Recommended for: 3rd – 6th Grade
Synopsis:After her troublemaking twin, Scarlet, vanishes from Rookwood Boarding School, shy Ivy tries to track her down, using pieces of Scarlet’s journal carefully hidden all over the school for Ivy to find.
Ivy is invited to go to Rookwood Boarding School to take her twin sisters spot at the school. Ivy doesn’t want to go, but isn’t given a choice. Once, she gets their the headmistress tells her she has to pretend that she is Scarlet. Ivy knows something is up, but not sure what to do. She stumbles pieces of her sisters diary and starts to piece together what happened.
This is set in the 1930, but really the only thing that sticks out as different from modern times is that corporal punishment is still allowed. It is an interesting story and I would read the next in the series, but it was not a book I couldn’t put down. It is even paced and well written. I like that Ivy is a strong main character, even thought she doesn’t thing she really is.