Grown

Tiffany D. Jackson

fiction contemporary young adult
challenging emotional tense fast-paced

384 pages | first published 2020

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 with her tight knit family’s recent move to the suburbs while trying to find her place as the lone Black girl in high school. But then legendary R&B artist Korey Fields spots her at an audition. And suddenly her dream of being a professional singer takes flight.

Enchanted is dazzled by Korey’s luxurious life but soon her dream turns into a nightmare. Behind Korey’s charm and star power hides a dark side, one that wants to control her every move, with rage and consequences. Except now he’s dead and the police are at the door. Who killed Korey Fields?

All signs point to Enchanted.

Award-winning author Tiffany D. Jackson delivers another riveting, ripped-from-the-headlines mystery that exposes horrific secrets hiding in the limelight and the power of a young woman’s voice.

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Moods

dark 84%
emotional 73%
tense 72%
challenging 59%
sad 45%
mysterious 26%
reflective 17%
informative 13%
hopeful 6%
inspiring 6%
adventurous 1%
funny 0%
lighthearted 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

fast 69%
medium 28%
slow 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 28% | Plot: 21%

Strong character development?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 6% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 63% | Yes: 20% | No: 13% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 3% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 69% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 10% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.32