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Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

ak_96's review against another edition

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dark tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.0

briannacooper's review

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5.0

This book touches on the very important topic surrounding young women & grooming. A great read!

kimmiefmrcn's review

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dark emotional reflective sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

gigireadswithkiki's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

Tiffany D. Jackson is, without a doubt, one of the best YA authors of our day.

 “Grown” was dark and gripping, keeping readers on the edge of their seat as the story of Enchanted unfolds. I absolutely loved how Jackson takes great pains to constantly reiterate that Enchanted is a child, never allowing any leeway for victim blaming, as well as highlighting how rape culture disproportionately affects Black women. I also think this book does a great job really showing the paranoia and anxiety that comes from gaslighting and abusive relationships, topics that are so important not to shy away from in young adult books.

This story is immensely powerful and beautifully written, these characters will have a lasting impact, and I’m so glad stories like these are being written and published today.

fennyisreding's review against another edition

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4.0

This book is a very good YA Thriller/Mystery. The fact that it is somehow inspired by a certain R&B singer who was a sexual predator/cult leader made it even more disturbing to read.

I know how it feels when you are head over heels for someone who promises so much but deep down, you know that it's wrong, that it's LEGALLY wrong. They say that love is blind. That was how Enchanted felt in the beginning.

I did not give this book any more than a 4 out of 5 stars because I wasn't too comfortable reading this. Do check out the trigger warnings in this book.

mindfullibrarian's review

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5.0

(free review copy) DAMN. I kept wanting to stop the horror but I couldn’t put this wicked book down

mvanzant's review

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5.0

PHENOMENAL

rosereadseverything's review against another edition

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Put it down at 8%. I know where the story was going. It’s too obvious, and I honestly don’t want to read a novel like this right now. The other day my mutual on Tik Tok asked if readers separate black trauma from white trauma. And I’m starting to realize I don’t sometimes, at least the trauma that is personal to me. I think as a black woman who experienced some of what enchanted probably will Is different from what a white woman would or does go through. The justice is different, the awareness is different, the trauma is different. Again I said different not more or less important or difficult. Just different. It’s personal. So yea. I do sometimes. Representation is important, I want to see myself, but I don’t wanna see myself go through things I’ve already went through. At least not right now on June 18, 2022 during pride and a day before Juneteenth.

kayreads22's review

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mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

katina26's review

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dark emotional informative sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0