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Grown | Tiffany D. Jackson
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Bkwrm7
Grown | Tiffany D. Jackson
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Last year for a bit, my library ran a Silent Reading Club: people met on Zoom, read silently for 50 minutes, and then briefly talked about their reading. They discontinued it sadly and I missed it so much that for 2022 I splurged on a paid Zoom account and started my own! It has been so great: the FB group has 70 members and sessions have had from 7 to 18 people attend! It feels so amazing to build this culture of reading with my friends. ❤

EvieBee That sounds so awesome! 4d
Chrissyreadit That sounds amazing! 3d
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Bkwrm7
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My #WeeklyForecast is an ambitious one! Hoping to make it through most of this pile - 3 are comics so should go quickly (Mooncakes, Flamer, & I Was Their American Dream). I've already started Grown and it's a page turner for sure. That leaves The Black Kids and In the Wild Light. Also planning to finish The Story Girl on audio for #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead and make progress on Ace of Spades on audio.
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Cinfhen Gorgeous photo 🤩those comics are chunky !! Hope you find time to get through this stack 😁Happy Reading 5d
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Bookgoil
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Guess I‘m double double cheating for #March for #12booksof2021 #3rdbookof2021

Love all of these so much it was too hard to decide and there were other great books I read in March as well!

On a Sunbeam was an incredible sci fi queer graphic novel.
Grown was a stunning and eye opening story.
The Four Winds swept me up and had me in the tissues.
American Street is a moving story of romance, tackling immigration and family hardships.

@Andrew65

megnews Grown was really good. I have The Four Winds and American Street on my tbr. Can‘t wait to read them. 1mo
Andrew65 Some great choices. 1mo
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kimmypete1
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This was a tough read at times, but we‘ll worth it. #12Booksof2021 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Sounds good. 1mo
megnews This was a runner up for one of my months. I like everything by Jackson. (edited) 1mo
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Emily92Bibliophile
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IM BACK!!🎉🎉 This semester has been NUTS, and not one for reading 📚I‘m utterly speechless at this book. Jackson writes unabashedly about hard subjects, & does not turn away from the themes that can be “uncomfortable “. This was my 2nd book to read of hers, & I gave myself space to take time to read and process what I was reading. This is one of the hardest books on this particular subject I have read in some time, but I am glad I stuck with it.

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megnews
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Another fast paced, gut punching YA novel from Tiffany Jackson. Not my favorite of hers but this one still makes her an auto read for me.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Wow this is intense. The first third I was stomach churning - the older man grooming the teen. I had to remember that this is a too true thriller.
I did not like the 2 page a chapter layout, I never understood why this structure is chosen. But the story itself makes up for it, very intense and sucks you right in.

ChaoticMissAdventures Follow up thoughts. I think a large portion of this book, and what should be discussed when analyzing this book is the system and the humans that allow this sort of abuse and pedophilia happen. How utterly disgusting that the men who do this have in this book and in real life a team of enablers. 7mo
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Megabooks
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I enjoyed the beginning of this ripped-from-the-headlines YA thriller more than its ending. The beginning is fairly realistic grooming and abuse of a teen singer by an artist based on R Kelly. But by the end, she‘s zooming around town trying to solve the mystery of his death on her own. I think the unbelievability of her crime-solving skills turned this into a so-so. Great narration on the #audiobook, though.

Megabooks @Cinfhen Eh, I don‘t think you‘d enjoy this. 8mo
Cinfhen 👍🏻😘 8mo
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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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An eye opening story about a teen girl. Although the author specifically says this book is not about R Kelly, it definitely gave off a lot of those vibes. There are a lot of important points made on how women are treated/doubted by the authorities when reporting crimes against themselves, especially black women. There is some tough content but I recommend all young women read. Or listen to...the narration by Abbott-Pratt was phenomenal.⁣

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FashionableObserver
Grown | Tiffany D. Jackson

The description of the Will and Willow organization is taking me out! It reminds me of the Jack and Jill org back home in Chicago. 😩😂
This book is so engaging. I have a feeling it is going to be a tough listen, overall, but the author has made me fall completely in love with Miss Enchanted. My god, I hope nothing too horrible happens to her.

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rjsthumbelina
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This is another book that will stick with me. It's a mystery mixed in with a retelling of a story pretty similar to the R Kelly case. Enchanted is a teen girl that loves to sing. She goes to a competition and ends up meeting Corey Fields, a megastar. The story flashes between present day, where the police are knocking and Corey is dead, and the past to reconstruct how the story got to this point. Definitely a hard read, but so worthwhile

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sarahgreatlove
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5 stars for how excellent this book is, but I add that this was the most triggering and disturbing book I‘ve read in a very long time - maybe ever, as I usually would quit before finishing a book like this.
I got through it via audiobook and increased the speed whenever I was most uncomfortable. I wanted to finish - this story is important. The narration is excellent. I highly recommend it. But proceed with due caution.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Bookgoil
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Wow what a month March was! I read 52 books!

Really enjoyed Grown, The Four Winds, American Street, On a Sunbeam, v3 of Witch Hat Atelier and Lore! ❤️

Also got to about 11-12 MG books my fave of which was Squirrel Girl cause it made me laugh so hard. @megnews

Chrissyreadit Wow! 10mo
CaitZ That's amazing! 10mo
Megabooks Fantastic!! 10mo
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rjsthumbelina
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This is my current audiobook. It's so good, and I'm super invested. But God, it's hard to listen to the abuse... Really difficult read

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babyruth2510
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4⭐️ Flew through this book in one night. Jackson is a great storyteller. I liked that this book touches on different themes like victim blaming, black vs white , and the tendency to not believe women. I have been thinking about this story all day and have a feeling it‘s going to hold on to me just a little longer. I recommend this book but lots of triggers.This was the first book I‘ve ever read that had an actual trigger warning in the book.

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TheBookAddict
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“It is possible to have a loving relationship full of mutual respect and good intentions, like Gabriela‘s. But if you ever feel you are in a situation like Enchanted, where you‘re being used, threatened, sexually coerced, or you simply feel uncomfortable, please seek help right away. Tell your parents, one of your friend‘s parents, a trusted teacher, or a relative.”

#YesiReads #YA #DiverseBooks #DiverseAuthors #FemaleAuthor

TheBookAddict National Domestic Violence Hotline www.the hotline.org 1-800-799-7233 • National Sexual Violence Resource Center www.nsvrc.org • RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) www.rainn.org • ME TOO metoomvmt.org 10mo
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BookishGirl06
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Mehso-so

It was ok. But I just felt confused about certain parts more than anything else while reading it.

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BookishGirl06
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“When I awake, I am eye level with a puddle of beet juice soaked into the carpet, soft fibers, cushioning my cheek”. But is it really best juice? #firstlinefridays

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Man this girl isn‘t seeing any of the warning signs I‘ve seen throughout the book. I‘d be running out the door if I were her.

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Pearrr
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Pearrr #dnf ...... def will try again later :) 10mo
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BookishGirl06
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My current read. It‘s a library book, so the plastic part has made it awkward to get a good photo lol

readordierachel The struggle is real. So much time spent trying to find the right angle to reduce the glare on library books 😆 11mo
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Hooked_on_books
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Enchanted longs to be a singer and can‘t believe her luck when she meets a rock star who believes in her potential. Her interaction with him goes from exciting to dark then darker, eventually exploding in violence (not a spoiler—it‘s revealed at the start). This is my second read from Jackson and she writes such compelling stories. Plus she isn‘t afraid of tough subjects. The audio is terrific. Major CW for abusive relationships.

Lovesbooks87 All of her books are amazing! 11mo
Hooked_on_books @Lovesbooks87 I believe it! She‘s the real deal. I‘ll definitely be looking for more of her books. 11mo
luvlee68 @Hooked_on_books ,on my TBR list 😊 11mo
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kimmypete1
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Grown will stick with me for awhile. Intense, emotional and horrifying all at the same time. It‘s a tough read, but an important book to be out there. Second book for #AnyWayYouReadathon @eggbeater @MidnightBookGirl

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Sharanya
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**TW** physical, emotional, & sexual abuse of a minor.

I felt like this book couldn‘t decide what it wanted to be. A thriller about a young Black girl trying to get away from her abuser & seek justice, or a mystery about said protagonist trying to clear her name after she‘s charged with his murder? The social commentary was wrenching & beautifully layered in, but I wish we had stuck to one plot, so it could stand out even more. ★★★☆☆.

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RealLifeReading
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I started reading this book on Sunday night. It was getting late and I reluctantly put it away to try to go to sleep, not quite realizing it would keep me wide awake for much much longer. It was full of rage-inducing moments that made me want to throw it across the room. It had this despicable man who used his fame and his charm to cajole and to enchant young girls. (Continued in comments)

RealLifeReading This is a story about a pedophile and how he manipulated his victim. But this is also a story about how society turns a blind eye to these victims, questioning if they are to blame for what happened. 12mo
Megabooks Great review! 12mo
Bookzombie I second what @Megabooks said! 11mo
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MicheleinPhilly
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I first read Tiffany Jackson several years ago when I picked up her novel Allegedly based solely on the cover. It blew me away and with this she has done it again. Heavy, heavy, HEAVY trigger warnings as it is the explicit recounting of an incredibly abusive “relationship” and the grooming that far too many of our young women and girls are subjected to. This book shook me to my core.

Hooked_on_books I, too, loved Allegedly, and I have this one on hold from my library on audio. I should get it soon, and now I‘m even more excited for it! 12mo
TrishB Stacked 👍🏻 12mo
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DimeryRene
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Believe the victims. Protect black girls. 💛💛💛💛💛

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Eggbeater
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This book is important and well written, but it was a tough read. I felt a little hollowed out and overwhelmed by it. I guess I was supposed to. It comes with trigger warnings for a reason and to say I "liked it" would be a stretch. I am glad I read it.

TW: rape, violence, child abuse

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kimmypete1
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We have these big beautiful snowflakes coming down right now so I pulled up a chair and am getting cozy underneath a blanket and starting Grown for #FountainOfYouth #BookClub

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bibliocurl
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

MicheleinPhilly I just read this in one sitting and I‘m still shaken up over it. My word. 12mo
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BookNightOwl
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Wow!!! What a crazy story and what is crazier is that things like this happen in real life.

When Enchanted is taken under a super stars wings to be her mentor and voice coach everything seems perfect until everything is not. I felt for the characters heart and mind. All she wants is to be famous for her singing. A+ book 📖

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This book was so powerful. It had such a strong message about the things women have to go through especially at a young age when they are trying to make something of their lives in an industry such as entertainment. It‘s a hard read because it really goes through a lot about abuse in a lot of ways, but I think it‘s a super important book to read and would definitely recommend it!

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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From Author‘s note: “...this book is not about R.Kelly, nor is it a recount of his allegations. This books is about the abuse of power. It‘s about the pattern of excusing grown men for their behavior while faulting young girls for their missteps. It‘s about the balance criticism of girls who were victims of manipulation.”

While this book did remind me of R. Kelly case it is so much more than that. Finished it in a day!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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dearb00kshelves
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I don‘t read books in one day but this one was so readable and I just had to know what was going to happen next. The pacing is phenomenal and keeps you turning the pages. This book deals with some difficult topics such as grooming, abuse, and stalking. It also has a lot to say about the way society doesn‘t believe black women, especially in these situations. The stakes are high the entire book.

That-Bookish-Hiker I just finished this book too and read it in one day! The story was so riveting. 13mo
dearb00kshelves @That-Bookish-Hiker Tiffany D Jackson is definitely a new favorite for me! 13mo
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LouBeth
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This was such a heavy and difficult book to get through.

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Reynosa8701
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This book is so good but so heavy!

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LibrarianRyan
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4 ⭐
Wow! This book is hard. It starts in beet juice and ends in blood. It is as real as real can get. And it pisses me off. Not the book, the subject. The author did an amazing job in writing a hard subject that is often neglected. It‘s about a young person in an abusive relationship. It will live in my mind for a long time to come, but I expect nothing else from Tiffany Jackson. An excellent book, a hard book, a necessary book.

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she.epeolatry
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*Heavy sigh* This book exemplifies how a predator can sense a whole person ... and refuse to leave until they‘re broken.

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ahoffkosik
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Another week of November, another fantastic contemporary YA book for New Reads November on my podcast! Author and journalist Hayley Krischer is on the show for Episode 121 to discuss Tiffany D. Jackson‘s Grown. This book is a commentary on race and power and the music industry and abuse and the way our society treats victims — and we get into all of it on the show this week! 🎤 Link to listen in bio!

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MidnightBookGirl
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I really loved this book, although it's a tough read. Enchanted Jones is a talented young woman with stars in her eyes and the talent to back it up & the will to make it happen. When she meets superstar Korey Fields, she finds her wildest dreams are coming true... but so are her nightmares. Enchanted wakes up next to the dead body of Korey, and the story rewinds to show us how she got there. Warnings for sexual and emotional abuse.

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LibrarianRyan
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I‘m listening to this audiobook and it‘s pissing me off. The story is so needed. So many YAs don‘t think abusive relationships can happen to them but it can. It shows grooming and all the in your face clues to what is going to happen. And it makes me think so much of R. Kelly it just pisses me off. Im glued to the book. I have to know how it ends. But ubhhhhhghhggvg

slategreyskies It does sound like it‘s needed, but I‘d have a hard time reading it too. 1y
Prairiegirl_reading I have this on my tbr because it was described exactly like this. Sounds difficult but necessary. 1y
LibrarianRyan @Prairiegirl_reading I didn't read the description. I picked it up based on author. It's excellent. And the reader they have for the audiobook..... wow! 1y
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riversong153
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I love Tiffany Jackson! She writes about serious and disturbing topics in a really accessible way. It‘s considered YA and I love YA but I really think this transcends the YA genre. CW about drug abuse, sexual assault, rape. An intense but very good read. I recommend.

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jploves2read
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This is the 4th book that I have read by Tiffany D. Jackson and so far it‘s my favorite. It was so heartbreaking but also twisty and enthralling. She somehow still manages to gut punch you right up until the last page. My one main criticism of her writing is the way she portrays mental health and mental health services. This book was an improvement on that. Also I wouldn‘t mind having those earrings. #blacklitsy #blitsy

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jploves2read
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I stopped into my LBS and found I had a new book waiting for me. I excitedly dashed home to do my exercise so that I could dive right into this treasure. I even picked up a brownie because reading is always sweeter with treats. Life being life gave me some not so fun surprises so now I am finally able to begin! 🙂

JanuarieTimewalker13 Enjoy!! I loved Allegedly! 1y
cozypunk Gorgeous cover! 😃 13mo
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Moonprismpower
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Okay I‘m on page 61 and Twilight is mentioned as an abusive relationship stereotype in a book about the exact same abusive relationship stereotype. A terrible way to foreshadow the plot is to basically state the obvious. Also I never personally took Twilight to show an abusive relationship. I took it as a fantasy book, that doesn‘t mean it is or isn‘t, that is up to you. What do you think? Let discuss!

Cupcake12 I don‘t personally take it as abusive. Others may disagree. I just see it for what it is a fantasy read where a vampire and human fall in love for the first time. Those feelings can become overwhelming and they are besotted with one another. I can understand how some readers could see the opposite but he only has her intentions at heart. 1y
Moonprismpower @Cupcake12 I agree with you. There are plenty of books that depict abusive teen relationships. I‘m tired of Twilight being the go-to book to represent the end all be all of abusive teen relationships. 1y
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candority
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Loosely based on the R. Kelly scandal, Grown tells a story about grooming, abuse, and victim blaming. This is an important story to tell, but I wish that Tiffany D. Jackson had stuck to the one storyline, rather than introducing a murder mystery and an underdeveloped mental health thread that distracted from the important messages in the novel. 3⭐️ #CoverCrush

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Chase.Connor
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Book mail today! Yay!

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licia.reads
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I appreciate what the author is doing. We need more stories that humanize young black girls. I wish the story was more focused. The author tried to make too many points. Also, once the story moved into thriller territory, it lost something.