This reminded me of [b:Anya's Ghost|9615347|Anya's Ghost|Vera Brosgol|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1316739317s/9615347.jpg|14279456], so if you liked that book, or in turn didn't like that book, then Ivy might/might not be for you. It had the same sort of angst-filled angry at the world I hate my friends and every person who has ever been nice to me feel that Anya had as well, though there is nothing paranormal about Ivy.The artwork is nice, just like with Anya, but I didn't like the story or any of the characters. There's lots of domestic violence, mean girl antics, dumb guys who can only think with their penises, smoking pot, sex, and omgIhatehighschoolandthistownsomuchIcan'twaittogetoutofhere. I didn't feel that way about high school or the town I grew up in, I didn't hate my friends and teachers and mother and have massive mood swings for no reason, and I got a full-ride to a school and wanted to pursue art just like Ivy but I certainly didn't hide this from my mom and she certainly didn't slap me for wanting to go to that specific university. Ivy has ONE SEMESTER of high school left. How can you go to school for 13+ years and then decide, "Oh, I think I'll screw up my whole life and not graduate because I can't keep it together for a handful of months."I didn't get this, is what I'm saying. This just isn't a world I was ever a part of and so I couldn't relate and didn't like anything that Ivy did or said. Others definitely might feel differently though.