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Jackson, Tiffany D.

Grown

Young Adult, Sexual Trauma, Thriller

Award-winning author Tiffany D. Jackson creates yet another gripping, straight-out-of-the-news mystery that reveals terrible truths hidden in plain sight and celebrates the strength of a young woman's voice.

Grown

My Rating 📖📖📖📖📖/5📖

First Release September 15, 2020


🎤 A Gripping and Thought-Provoking Journey

If you're on the hunt for a captivating and mind-stirring young adult novel, your search ends with "Grown" by Tiffany D. Jackson!This exceptional book introduces us to Enchanted Jones, a gifted young singer with grand aspirations. However, her encounter with the renowned R&B artist Korey Fields reveals that she's about to experience more than she ever anticipated.


📖 Engaging Characters, Fast-Paced Plot, and Emotionally Resonant Themes

"Grown" delves deep into the profound impact of abusive relationships on young women, shining a light on the manipulative tactics and controlling behavior exhibited by predators. It serves as a timely reminder to speak up and fight against those who seek to harm us, encouraging empowerment and resilience in the face of adversity.


⚡️ Abusive Relationships and Their Toll on Young Women

With its well-developed characters, gripping narrative pace, and emotionally charged themes, "Grown" is a novel that lingers in your thoughts long after you've turned the last page. The profound messages it conveys will resonate with you, inviting reflection on important societal issues. If you're prepared for a thrilling and thought-provoking journey, be sure to get your hands on a copy of "Grown" by Tiffany D. Jackson!


🔑 Key Takeaways


1️⃣ Harsh realities of sexual exploitation and abuse within the music industry: Drawing inspiration from real-life cases like R. Kelly's and others accused of preying on vulnerable young girls. The novel fearlessly sheds light on how victims are silenced, blamed, and dismissed by society, the media, and the justice system.

2️⃣ Powerful exploration of race, class, gender, and power unfolds alongside the themes of sexual violence and exploitation: Korey leverages his wealth and influence to evade accountability, exploiting Enchanted's vulnerability as a poor Black girl facing discrimination and prejudice. The novel also delves into the impact of Enchanted's ordeal on her family, friends, and community, revealing their efforts to support or hinder her quest for justice and healing.


Notable Quotes

🌟 “What a woman wears or doesn’t wear doesn’t give anyone the right to touch them. Well, you know he’s had a rough childhood. Abandoned by his mom, didn’t know his father, raised by his grandma who passed. We’ve all BEEN through a lot but that don’t give you no excuse to abuse girls.”

🌟 “You can try all you want to control the wild sea, but in the end, it'll always do what it wants.”

🌟 “My heart deflates a bit. I love Beyoncé, but they use that comparison because that’s the only black singer they know.”

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