What Happened to Ivy
Published by Second Story Press
David must ask: what is guilt, the meaning of mercy, and what can and can’t be forgiven?
Grades 6 to 10
Family, friends, disability, death
David feels like an outsider within his own family and among kids at school. Does he seem like someone you'd want to be friends with? Why? Why not?
Why do you think Hannah is spending time with David? How does Ivy's death change things? Or does it?
What's the worst thing you've ever done to your brother or sister? Have you ever told anyone?
How would you explain the different ways that the characters in this book react when they learn what really happened to Ivy? Do you think their reactions were realistic? Why? Why not?
How do you personally feel about the decision David's father made?
What do you think will happen in the days and months after this novel ends? Is what you think will happen the same as what you think should happen?
Canadian Library Association Honour Book
Also available in Braille, audio, and German.