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Korey Fields is dead.

When Enchanted Jones wakes with blood on her hands and zero memory of the previous night, no one—the police and Korey’s fans included—has more questions than she does. All she really knows is that this isn't how things are supposed to be. Korey was Enchanted’s ticket to stardom.

Before there was a dead body, Enchanted was an aspiring singer, struggling
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Hardcover, 384 pages
Published September 15th 2020 by Katherine Tegen Books
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emily Its problematic because its not a relationship. Its a grown man using his power and fame to manipulate a minor. It's an entirely different situation. …moreIts problematic because its not a relationship. Its a grown man using his power and fame to manipulate a minor. It's an entirely different situation. (less)
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Gemma Geraghty I think the point is that Ritchie stabbed him, then the camera cut out - so the ending led me to believe Ritchie was punished in the end absolving Enc…moreI think the point is that Ritchie stabbed him, then the camera cut out - so the ending led me to believe Ritchie was punished in the end absolving Enchanted because of this evidence...however as Enchanted recalls, the initial stabbing did not actually kill him and Korey was still alive so Enchanted finished him off (but the camera had already died)! Really enjoyed this twist. (less)

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Kai
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: important, owned
I fell in love with this cover the way you fall down a very steep set of stairs when you miss a step: instantly and without a chance of resistance

My first Tiffany Jackson book won't be my last. As a matter of fact, Allegedly has been on my radar for years and now I'm even more determined to read it. Grown was brutal thriller, a battle cry, a sucker punch on rape culture.

I finished this book in half a day. I flew through the pages in a single sitting. It helped that the chapters are short, the pa
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Sep 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Okay. I need a drink. Something strong. I feel the rocks sit on my chest. I’m pissed. I’m sad. I’m heartbroken. What an intense, gripping, soul shaking, thought provoking, depressing but also outstandingly realistic, harsh, honest story I’ve just finished.

The novel has a shocking opening: A young girl, Enchanted Jones wakes up in a room with painful headache. Her vision is still blurry. Where is she? Oh no, what the hell are those red pools cover the floor? Beet juice. Who does pour beet juice
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daph pink ♡
Miss Tiffany Jackson do you hear my angry sobs? Yes I am fucking disappointed and I have complete right to be because my most anticipated "Y/A MYSTERY THRILLER " proved out to be an absolute unoriginal , naive and boring read.

Yess , so since the announcement of this book and the cover reveal I was so excited for this because I loved her Mondays not coming and I was waiting for it so eagerly because my arc request was cancelled too so you can see my anticipation was on seventh sky !

Yeah so mov
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Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This was hard to get through at times because of the subject matter, but wow was it worth the listen. It is inspired by the allegations of abuse and sexual misconduct against R Kelly, and it deals very, very heavily with grooming, sexual assault, and emotional manipulation. If you're at all sensitive to those things, I would recommend treading with caution as it explores those topics very deeply on page and doesn't really pull any punches as it does so. However, I think that if you can handle th ...more
Chelsea Humphrey
Aug 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
"In my past life, I was a mermaid. I lived deep in the ocean, swimming free, eating crustaceans, and singing five-octave ballads. My notes caused ripples in the sea-whales, turtles, and seahorses alike gathered for my daily concerts. But on land, I struggle to breathe. Humans don't understand my pescatarian diet, and singing is a concept, not an aspiration."

This book. Please be prepared, this one features heavy content that might be triggering for some folks who have experienced abusive relation
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ELLIAS (elliasreads)
Hmmm....

Read for The Late Night Book Club February pick.

I have thoughts. Excited to discuss on Joel's channel!

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Joel Rochester
t/w: mentions of sexual abuse, rape, assault, child abuse, kidnapping, and addiction to opioids.

we read this as part of the february pick for the late night book club over on my channel!

Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson demonstrates the dangers of grooming, abuse, and manipulation whilst also showcasing the culture of victim-blaming and the realities that face young Black women. Enchanted's story was a tough one to read, but one that I resonated with at points, particularly with the manipulation that
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Gabby
So powerful. So moving. I think this is a really important story about things that happen in real life - men in the music industry taking advantage of young girls. This happens everywhere all the time, in every industry, and it’s tragic and it’s heartbreaking and I appreciate this author for writing such a beautiful story and bringing these issues to light.
Melanie
ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss

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Buddy read with Isabella! ❤
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Jananie (thisstoryaintover)
HOLY. this book was intense and so very needed. both a mystery-thriller page-turner but also a very contemporary story of one young girl's loss of innocence as she is preyed upon by someone with power and fame—this book hit hard notes and is definitely unforgettable. Tiffany D. Jackson is quickly becoming a favourite author and I can't wait to go back and read more of her backlist. ...more
Sahil Javed
Mar 18, 2020 marked it as to-read
i want more beautiful black girls on covers. this is perfection.
Julie
Grown by Tiffany G. Jackson is a 2020 Katherine Tegen Books publication.

Uncomfortable- Chilling- Important-

I wasn’t sure I wanted to read this book, for several reasons. One, this book is marketed as YA- and as I’ve stated previously, I struggle with this category- again, for several reasons.

Two, I learned while researching the book that it was inspired by the R. Kelly allegations, indicating the book might be disturbing and upsetting-

And three, I’ve already read one book this year with a si
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Mira reads
Jan 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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“I'm so sorry, Daddy.
None of this is your fault. Not one drop of it. No child should ever take the blame for a man's actions.”


Enchanted Jones is struggling to fit into her new subburn high school as one of its few black students. She dreams of becoming an aspiring singer. Everything changes when she meets the renowned R&B singer Korey Fields and, he is 28 years old and Enchanted is only 17, He takes an interest in helping Enchanted achieve her dreams. Enchanted sees this opportunity as a cha
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Tatiana
Jul 11, 2020 rated it liked it
I liked a big portion of this novel, but ultimately the author here bit off more than she could and needed to chew.

The inspiration for Grown is R. Kelly's case. This story is told from the perspective of Enchanted, a 17-year old aspiring singer. I think Jackson does a pretty good job answering questions R. Kelly's victims get asked a lot - Why did you hook up with a grown ass man? How did your family allow you, a teen girl, to live with him? Why did you stay when he started abusing you? Why didn
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Bookishrealm
Update! Check out my full review: https://youtu.be/L5iL3uOhaz8

Thank you to the publisher for the review copy. All thoughts and ideas are my own.

Ohhh my goodness. Okay so let me first start by saying that there are a lot of TW in this book including rape, abuse (physical, mental, and emotional), child endangerment, drug use, sexual assault, mental health, discussion of suicide. If you're not aware, which I feel like most people are, Grown is a lose narrative of the stories and allegations that h
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Althea | themoonwholistens ☾
This is labeled as a mystery-thriller and rightfully so, the atmosphere was intense and fast-paced the whole way through. I think you should be in the right headspace when you start reading this because watching the manipulation unfold just elicited so many emotions for me. I couldn’t put it down even though it just kept getting more intense.

I didn't like with some things about the ending and the plot twist TDJ chose... and that's the main reason didn't give it a full perfect rating.


— overall th
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C.G. Drews
This is my 3rd Tiffany D Jackson book of the year and I'm absolutely in awe of her storytelling, the suspense, the masterful nuance in the way she tackles the darkest and most raw of topics. This one is about grooming, and it's confronting and bitterly gut-wrenching to read. It something that needs to be talked about: how when a young girl gets abused by an older man, the narrative is "she should've known better", not "that grown man is a monster". Girls are not GROWN just because they "look old ...more
Peyton Reads
Sep 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely amazing, gut wrenching, and terrifying at the same time. Major trigger warnings for sexual abuse/assault, rape, and manipulation. This book is so important and I genuinely believe it will help so many young girls. And hopefully it can help other people open their eyes to how people won’t just listen to women! Especially Black women.
BernLuvsBooks
Oct 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobooks, 2020, ya-books
5 heart wrenching stars for this tough read about grooming, assault, abuse and how women are treated when they come forward with allegations. Grown is a heart wrenching but important read and unfortunately extremely relevant. 💔⁣⁣
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This book was emotionally charged and left me feeling spent when I turned the last page. The journey 17 year old Enchanted takes in this book is harrowing. The things she endures are unspeakable, worse because we know others have lived through the same and worse. My he
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Jessica
Nov 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Trigger warnings for rape, grooming, abuse, drug use, and discussion of suicide.

Wow, this book was so heavy and emotional and real. I read this book in two days because I couldn't put it down. Enchanted was a normal teenager who just wanted her chance to be a star and an older, famous musician took complete advantage of her and violated her in every way. My heart went out to Enchanted, her family, and her friends. I really enjoyed how we got to see how hard it was for her parents when, in many
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destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
This cover killed me, brought me back, and killed me again 💀🖤
Liana Grace
Jun 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
YA authors are really trying to outdo each other with gorgeous cover art lately.
Talkincloud
Jan 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I’m crushed.
Starlah
Oct 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020, thrillers
CW: emotional and physical abuse, mentions of sexual abuse, rape, assault, child abuse, kidnapping, addiction to opioids, domestic abuse in a romantic relationship, grooming, pedophilia, suicidal ideation

What an intense, heartbreaking, gripping, thought-provoking, depressing, scarily realistic story. I'm so angry. I'm so sad. For the majority of this book, I legitimately felt like there was a giant rock sitting on my chest. This book brought me the closest to tears than any other book I've read
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Erin
I don't know why Tiffany D Jackson keeps doing this to me.

I'm a nice person.

I buy all her books.....and yet she insists on ripping my heart out of my chest.

Shes a cruel cruel woman.

Grown is so amazing. I would say its topical but the abuse of young girls isn't new and so stories like this will always be topical.

Obviously R.Kelly inspired this book but we can't act like R.Kelly is the only man abusing young Black girls. He's just the most high profile one currently.

Most abuse survivors have
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Bang Bang Books
May 28, 2020 rated it it was ok
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1.5

As always, I hate giving such a low rating to a Black author but this book didn't know what it wanted to be.

Issues I Had With This Book:
* Is this a murder mystery, is it a thriller, is it a social commentary about abused and neglected Black girls? One could argue that it could be all those things and technically a book could do that (Sadie by Courtney Summers-sans Black girls) but it ca
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chantel nouseforaname
#MUTERKELLY #MUTECHRISBROWN #MUTETORYLANEZ #MUTEALLTHESEFUCKINGABUSERS

Tiffany D. Jackson did that shit. Yo listen, this was a painful read. It was not something glorious to read but it definitely highlighted and categorized how abusive predators like Jeffrey Epstein, Harvey Weinstein, R Kelly, Russell Simmons, etc could/did manipulate young women hoping to enter the entertainment industry into sexually exploitative situations. In the case of R Kelly, whom this book is clearly modelled after, it
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Jennifer
Jul 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edelweiss
Grown is my fourth book by this author. It is Young Adult contemporary realistic fiction with a bit of a mystery.

This author is extremely unique. So I always look forward to reading her books. She writes meaningful and relevant stories about black teens.

This book is divided into 4 parts. And has a NOW and THEN story line. The narrator is 17 year old Enchanted/Chanty Jones.

In the NOW there is blood everywhere and something bad has happened. In the THEN we get to see Enchanted in high school (she
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Maria
Nov 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Damn. This book had me angry the ENTIRE TIME. The entire situation was angering, and just ugggghhh. This book will have you sad, angry, and heart broken.

This book wasn’t only about trafficking, gaslighting, child abuse - it’s also about the system, and how it works against Black women, who receive the worst consequences from the system, just by being Black and a woman.

This is one of the hardest books I’ve read all year, but also my most anticipated. It did not disappoint. A must-read for everyo
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Tiffany D. Jackson is the New York Times Bestselling author of YA novels including the Coretta Scott King — John Steptoe New Talent Award-winning Monday’s Not Coming, the NAACP Image Award-nominated Allegedly, Let Me Hear A Rhyme, and her 2020 title GROWN. She received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University, her master of arts in media studies from the New School, and has over a decad ...more

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