The Ivies

The Ivies

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Enroll in this boarding school thriller about a group of prep school elites who would kill to get into the college of their dreams...literally.

The Plastics meet the Heathers in this murder mystery about ruthless Ivy League ambition. -Kirkus Reviews

Everyone knows the Ivies: the most coveted universities in the United States. Far more important are the Ivies. The Ivies at Claflin Academy, that is. Five girls with the same mission: to get into the Ivy League by any means necessary. I would know. I'm one of them. We disrupt class ranks, club leaderships, and academic competitions...among other things. We improve our own odds by decreasing the fortunes of others. Because hyper-elite competitive college admissions is serious business. And in some cases, it's deadly.

Alexa Donne delivers a nail-biting and timely thriller about teens who will stop at nothing to get into the college of their dreams. Too bad no one told them murder isn't an extracurricular.


Author: Alexa Donne
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Published: 05/25/2021
Pages: 320
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 8.80h x 5.80w x 1.30d
ISBN: 9780593303702
Age Range: 14-UP

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 04/01/2021
Publishers Weekly 04/26/2021
Booklist 05/01/2021 pg. 55
School Library Journal 05/01/2021 pg. 84

About the Author
Alexa Donne is the author of Brightly Burning and The Stars We Steal, sci-fi romance retellings of classics set in space. A graduate of Boston University, she works in TV marketing and has done pro bono college admissions mentoring since 2014. A true INFJ, in her free time she mentors with WriteGirl, organizes the Author Mentor Match program, and runs one of the most popular writing advice channels on YouTube. She lives in Los Angeles with two fluffy ginger cats named after characters from YA literature. Find Alexa online at alexadonne.com and @alexadonne.