Ivy and Bean by Sophie Blackall, Annie Barrows

1 hour, 7 minutes first pub 2006 (editions)

fiction childrens lighthearted fast-paced


"The moment they saw each other, Bean and Ivy knew they wouldn't be friends. But when Bean plays a joke on her sister, Nancy, and has to hide quickly, Ivy comes to the rescue, proving that sometimes the best of friends are people never meant to li...

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Community Reviews Summary of 648 reviews


funny 100%
lighthearted 88%
adventurous 66%
mysterious 22%


fast 88%
slow 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 40% | A mix: 20% | N/A: 20% | Plot: 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 60% | N/A: 20% | No: 20%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 50% | No: 33% | It's complicated: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 60% | No: 40%

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