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Allegedly
Allegedly | Tiffany D Jackson
Orange Is the New Black meets Walter Dean Myer s Monster in this gritty, twisty, and haunting debut by Tiffany D. Jackson about a girl convicted of murder seeking the truth while surviving life in a group home.Mary B. Addison killed a baby. Allegedly. She didn t say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: a white baby had died while under the care of a churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But did she do it? There wasn t a point to setting the record straight before, but now she s got Ted and their unborn child to think about. When the state threatens to take her baby, Mary s fate now lies in the hands of the one person she distrusts the most: her Momma. No one knows the real Momma. But does anyone know the real Mary?"
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NovelNancy
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Mary's father died before her birth, her baby brother died from SIDs & her mom loses touch with reality so Mary becomes her mom's caretaker. At 9 Mary is accused of manslaughter accidentally killing a 3 month old her mom was watching. She's sent to 'baby jail' as she calls it then to an abusive group home. At 15 she becomes pregnant & decides she wants everyone to know what really happened the night baby Alyssa died so she can keep her baby.

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hjreviews
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⭐️4/5
A young adult novel that kept me guessing all the way until the end. The story of a girl who allegedly killed a small child her mother was babysitting and her trying to make a future for herself years later by proving her innocence. I thought multiple times I knew how it all would end, but never got it right. Definitely better than I was expecting!

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BeaG
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Mehso-so

I didn't like this book. It was too wishy washy with the changing of the characters story. The ending was terrible.

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JenFowler
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Whoa. Excuse me as my mind is still blown..😲

Tamra I listened to the audio - I could do it a second time! 6mo
JenFowler @Tamra so good!! 6mo
bhmurray This has been my favorite book of the year so far! 4mo
JenFowler @bhmurray This was a great read! 4mo
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Kamisha
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Wow. This book had me hooked from the start and all the way through to the end!

Accused of killing an infant that was in her mother‘s care at the age of 9, Mary has never known much outside of baby jail and group homes. When Mary finds out she is pregnant, she must decide how to tell her truth in order to protect and keep her own child.

This book is intense and has some really interesting twists!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

Tamra So engaging! 7mo
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Johanna414
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This was so good! I should have gone to bed an hour ago, but I couldn‘t stop. That ending! 😳😳😳

TheBookKeepers Right!! Audio version was excellent 7mo
OneCent76 I just listened to this last month and it was excellent! The ending really threw me and I found myself saying wait what just happened? Did I hear that right? Really good book. 7mo
Tamra Yes! 7mo
kellyann28 I listened to this an an audio and it blew me away. One of the best books I read last year! 7mo
bhmurray I loved this book!! 4mo
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Johanna414
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We spent most of the day today on lockdown while police dogs searched the school after someone found bullets on the front walkway. I had to help the police search the girls bathroom every time a student used it (5 hour lock down...) since they couldn‘t go in the female restrooms. All is good, it was leftover from trap club and a student panicked when he realized he had bullets in his pocket and tossed them. Stupid, but made for a stressful day.

Johanna414 After school, I had to go to the DMV with two sick kids. I officially give up and I‘m eating this entire chocolate bar before bed. At least my book is good. 7mo
rretzler Sounds like a very rough day. Hope the chocolate helps! 7mo
MelissaSue81 Oh goodness!! What a stressful day!! Tomorrow will be better! 7mo
BarbaraJean Yikes!! Chocolates and a good book sounds like a great de-stressing plan! Hope you have a relaxing night. 7mo
Tamra Oh good grief - I feel badly for all involved. I‘m glad though everyone is safe! 7mo
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Johanna414
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Next up on the kindle. I‘m sure I‘m about to have my heart broken...

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OneCent76
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This book...haunting, sad. I was cheering for Mary the entire time and so sad when she hit every roadblock possible. And then the end is so shocking and a tad confusing. Mary killed a baby, allegedly, and after spending time in jail she is put in a horrible group home. And then she finds herself pregnant. Will she be allowed to keep her baby after allegedly killing another when she was younger? 2019 SWON TRC

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Lauranahe
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I loved this book. I had a hard time putting in down; I wanted to know the ending like NOW. But I have to say, it did NOT go where I thought it would! I thought all the characters were compelling and well thought-out. I caught some of the hints that lead to the ending, like puzzle pieces, and wasn‘t sure how they‘d fit together. The ending could have been fleshed out a bit more, but I was left fairly satisfied.

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WhatWouldJaneDo
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Both of Tiffany D. Jackson's books have been serious page-turners for me. I think she could rein her endings in a bit (when the rest of the story is so good, there's no reason to go crazy for drama at the last second) but with how strong her characters' voices have been and how riveted they have me I will definitely read anything she comes out with.

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irre
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Great audio. Available on #Hoopla

jenniferajanes Ah! Great author and narrator. I‘ll have to find this one. 9mo
8little_paws Thanks for the hoopla heads up 9mo
irre You‘re welcome @8little_paws 9mo
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WhatWouldJaneDo
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This chilly, rainy night is perfect for a bath and a book! I read Tiffany D. Jackson's second book Monday's Not Coming last fall and couldn't put it down. If anything Allegedly is grabbing me even more! Jackson may be an automatic addition to my TBR in the future. Both of these have some tough subject matter but she strikes a great balance of finding impact without getting gratuitous.

RadicalReader @WhatWouldJaneDo I too have the same colored cover for my iPad I love the color makes using it all the more enjoyable if that‘s possible 9mo
WhatWouldJaneDo @RadicalReader I love mine, it has little pockets on the other side so I can put tickets and things in it when I travel. I've had it for years! 9mo
RadicalReader @WhatWouldJaneDo so nice to be able to store things without having to carry a purse around or remembering to bring an extra carrying device just to have one more thing to keep track of. I like to carry as little as possible minimalist that way lol 9mo
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TJReads
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“Doesn‘t matter what you say about racial equality, you‘ve never seen white families storming the steps of city hall demanding justice for a little black baby. They‘re pushing for the death penalty and don‘t even realize executing this little girl is no different than murdering that baby.”

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allureofbeauty
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Thank you @Victoriahoperose so much for the book 🖤
The funny thing is I literally almost bought this on kindle the other day because it was on sale for like 1.99 but I didn‘t end up getting it and then boom you sent it. Kismet.
And the little magnetic bookmark is cute.

Have you ever read “Upstate” by Kalisha Buckhanon? When I was reading about this one it made me think of that one and I loved that one.

@TheBookKeepers #justabookswap

Victoriahoperose I have not read Upstate but am looking it up now! I enjoyed Allegedly a lot and saw the sale and almost tagged you and said don‘t buy this, lol! I‘m so glad you didn‘t. Can‘t wait to see what you think 😊😊😊 10mo
TheBookKeepers Omg I just read this book last month and loved it!!!! It was my favorite read in Jan! Great pick!! Enjoy! 10mo
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Stephaniereads1
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#litsy A-z I‘ve read a ton more but so many books start with a and the ugh. Lol

megnews Just a thought: For books that start with ‘the,‘ go by the old card catalog system and alphabetize by the first letter of the second word! 10mo
Stephaniereads1 I plan to if I can‘t fill it out this way but I read a lot so I‘m hoping maybe I don‘t have to. Lol, it probably doesn‘t matter. Sometimes I can be a bit nerdy. 10mo
Scochrane26 Where did you get this planner/journal? Does it have challenges in it? 10mo
Stephaniereads1 https://littleinklings.ca it doesn‘t have more challenges but it has tbr monthly list, book hauls, series trackers, quotes, book collections, five star reads, special edition and signed copies. Everything a book love needs! 10mo
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TheBookKeepers
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Jan wrap up! Highlighted books are finished, pink starred are currently reading. I need to read 7 books a month to meet my yearly goal - so I‘m on track! Now to just stick with my planned books instead of impulse reads haha (bottom 3 were impulse Jan reads 😛). The tagged book was my favorite this month! How did your January reading wrap up?

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Stephaniereads1
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I found this one interesting. Worth a read. Bonus my favorite narrator Bahni Turpin read it. I love her. I would listen to read the phone book.

Christine She would read it so well...❤️ 10mo
Stephaniereads1 ❤️ 10mo
TheBookKeepers Same! She‘s fantastic! 10mo
Stephaniereads1 I love that I‘m not the only one! 10mo
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Matilda
Allegedly | Tiffany D Jackson
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This is a great twisty mystery novel at a seriously ridiculous ebook price gooooooooooo 🔪🔪

If you want my review: http://link.bookriot.com/view/56a82008e661f06c6e8c3d7e89mtf.lg2/2da8e0c0

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TheBookKeepers
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I adored the audiobook production of this story. The narrator encompasses all of the characters flawlessly. I loved the vast array of characters and depth & complexity they each bring to the book. One of those harder topics to read about, but done beautifully. A riveting tale from start to finish. Thanks @kellyann28 for such a great recommendation!!!!

Tamra It was an engrossing experience!! 10mo
Tamra Wouldn‘t this make a great movie? I hope it gets made. 10mo
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TheBookKeepers It would! @Tamra 10mo
kellyann28 I am glad you liked it, and this would make a great movie! 10mo
hermyknee Oh I have a few audible credits - maybe I should check this one out! 10mo
TheBookKeepers @hermyknee absolutely!! 10mo
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Talewaggingreads
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Wowzer! Mary sucked me in from the start. Emotionally difficult subject matter, but a riveting read that leaves you second guessing everything you thought you knew about human nature. #LitsyAtoZ

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kellyann28
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My top books this year! I've read a lot of great books this year but these all stuck to me for different reasons. Ironically, all female authors! #Bestof2018

TG789 Glad you liked A Home for Unwanted Girls as much as I did! Merry Christmas! 11mo
kellyann28 @TG789 Yes! I absolutely LOVED it! Merry Christmas 🎄 11mo
CoffeeNBooks A Home for Unwanted Girls was great! 11mo
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squirrelbrain The Hate U Give is in my top ten too, and possibly top 5 - I still need to sort out my final list! 11mo
bullbunny Acotar.. see it everywhere, funny story. I got the second book in a book subscription box, still don't have the first one or the others XD 11mo
kellyann28 @bullbunny I started that series with pretty low expectations but it blew me away! Definitely my favorite series I've read in awhile. 11mo
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Christine11
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I just finished this one on audiobook yesterday. It‘s a really interesting story and shines a light on the juvenile criminal justice system in the US. It‘s not a very pleasant read but it has so many shades of grey in it and I was genuinely surprised by the way it ended. Definitely a pick!

Tamra I wasn‘t expecting to like this one as much as I did! 12mo
Christine11 @Tamra Me neither - it really wasn‘t what I was expecting it to be! 12mo
LoveToReadLiveToRead Hi Christine! I‘ve sent the latest #whodunituk book 1st class today. Sorry it‘s a little late. There‘s some Christmas choccies in there too x 12mo
Christine11 @LoveToReadLiveToRead Thank you and no worries at all - I won‘t get to it until later in the month anyway! 😊💛 12mo
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moarbookspleaze
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Overall I liked this book. It is very intense at times. The ending fell a little flat for me.

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moarbookspleaze
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It‘s taking me a little longer to get through this one. It‘s so good but also so 💔. #currentlyreading

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Tamra
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😳😳 I don‘t want to give anything away, but I was riveted! The subject matter isn‘t going to appeal to everyone, it‘s rough. If you can listen to the audio, the narrator is fantastic. I don‘t know how she manages to perform all the personalities so distinctly.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled This sounds super good!! 12mo
Tamra @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled it really is a page turner! 12mo
GingerAntics Oh that sounds good. I gotta get my hands on this. 12mo
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GingerAntics I have it on hold at the library. Luckily, it is only an 8 week hold. 12mo
Tamra @GingerAntics Awesome! I‘m hoping it‘s adapted for film. 12mo
irre It‘s on Hoopla if your library has that @GingerAntics 12mo
GingerAntics @irre what is hoopla? My library has Libby, so I'm thinking not. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 12mo
irre @GingerAntics My library has both. Hoopla is another service, but you don‘t have to wait. You can borrow a certain number of books/audio each month. I love it because I don‘t have to wait for anything. 12mo
GingerAntics @irre I'll have to look into this. 12mo
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moarbookspleaze
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Starting Allegedly tonight. My favorite SIL gave me a signed (personalized) copy for my birthday last month.

Jennick2004 That looks incredibly relaxing...I‘d have trouble reading instead of falling asleep 🤣 12mo
Tamra Listening to it now, almost done. 👍🏾 12mo
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Tamra
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Ohhh rough one, but I can‘t stop listening. 😳 The narrator is outstanding!

Gina Ohmygosh! I run a group home. I must read this. BTW subject matter does not reflect my home. Just sayin... 12mo
Tamra @Gina you‘ll want to read or listen to this one. I‘m preparing myself for heartbreak. I‘m afraid it might be along the lines of the movie Precious - I hope not. (edited) 12mo
Gina Thanks for the tip 12mo
JennyM I thought this was excellent 12mo
mrp27 This was such a good one!! 12mo
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Jeanne_S
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Bailedbailed

No luck.

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Smartypants
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An interesting read! The story of Mary, a young girl, incarcerated for the murder of her sister and the alleged story surrounding it. #goodbook

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Well-ReadNeck
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OMG, this book! 16 year old Mary has been in the correctional system since age 9 for killing an infant who her mother was babysitting. Allegedly.

This story has so much to say about race and justice and culpability. All wrapped in a crime story wrapping. Great twists and turns and wonderfully narrated by the amazing Bahni Turpin. #audiobook

Victoriahoperose I loved this too. The writing and everything.. so good. I have to get her other book now 1y
Itchyfeetreader Sounds awesome 1y
Mirandareads I also loved this book. Her newest Monday‘s Not Coming is just as good! 14mo
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Eggs
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#favvillians/antiheros #septinbooks18 @bookisglee
The sisters in this book....yeesh

Book_Fairy_Mary Lawd! This book was a wild ride! 1y
BibliophileLibrarian I want to read this soon! 1y
Eggs @Book_Fairy_Mary Yeah!! @Shelbie I hope you enjoy!! 1y
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Victoriahoperose
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I couldn‘t put this down. It was so good. The story was extremely compelling. There was mystery and a view into a group home for girls. A little bit about family and drama between teen girls in tough circumstances. There were a lot of twists and I was glued to the book until the last page.

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iamtoddseal
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This borders fiction and nonfiction with passages from supposed books/articles/interviews about the events in the story. That adds pieces that make this feel like an NCIS or CSI narrative, while also giving you enough detail about Mary to make you both love and fear her, calling into question the nature of truth and story. A compelling read for anyone interested in the split between truth and lie.

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iamtoddseal
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There‘s a rather ominous ending here, bleach in coffee and Kain as a name (even with a K, it‘s still not a gracious name)!

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iamtoddseal
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“Don‘t you love your mami?”

Such a fraught question!

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Eggs
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Linsy 💜 1y
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iamtoddseal
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I don‘t even know which quote to pull from these pages. Several of them knocked me back a few feet.

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iamtoddseal
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“crunches fear right into my bones.”

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Hooked_on_books
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Mary is nearly 16 and just arrived at a group home after release from prison, where she has been since age 9 after allegedly killing an infant. This incredibly powerful book delves into issues of race, poverty, criminal justice, social justice, and the gross inadequacies of the social safety net. It is tremendous and I can‘t recommend it enough. Also, Bahni Turpin is outstanding as the reader.

JennyM It‘s a fabulous read. I highly recommend also 1y
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iamtoddseal
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“and the darkness becomes darker.”

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lele1432
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!! Never got around to leaving a review for this, but it was wonderful!! Definitely a worthwhile read or listen. Emotional, captivating, makes you think critically about the juvenile justice system. There was even a love story woven in! The ending didn't gel with a lot of people, but I personally felt like it made sense given Mary's background. #audible #audiobook #suspense #mystery #ya

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TheNextBook
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I would have finished this in no time if I had been at home but I wasn‘t and it feels like if took forever to fhinish reading Mary‘s story. I loved Jackson‘s writing, I was drawn in immediately and trusted absolutely noone, not even our narrator. Twisted, dark and tense the entire time. Definitely recommend.

JennyM Great read! 1y
MicheleinPhilly I loved this! 1y
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TheNextBook
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Started this yesterday! I‘m visiting Cali right now and this is so damn good.

MicheleinPhilly LOVED this! 1y
JennyM This was such a great read 1y
Kristy_K This was amazing! The only thing I didn‘t really like was the ending. Interested to see your thoughts. 1y
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jenright
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Such an interesting, unique story. I did feel that there were times that it was repetitive and a bit show, but overall the story really grabbed me. The ending wasn't very satisfying, though I understand the authors choice in it.

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kellyann28
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Y'all. This book. This book is so sad and real and left me feeling slightly hollow, but I loved it. Mary is such a victim of her circumstances that she didn't get to choose. She was just a kid, only 9 years old. If this was a real life story it would not shock me, but it's just a story. A powerful one.
I will recommend this again and again.

TheBookKeepers I have to space out my dark and twisty reads, but this one sounds very intriguing from ur reviews! 1y
kellyann28 This one is very dark and sad, but it's so good! I highly recommend it when it's time for something like it @TheBookKeepers 1y
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kellyann28
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This book is so sad and captivating. This will definitely be one I recommend. 😢

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 👋😁 1y
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kellyann28 @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thank you! I love your handle 😂 1y
Bronte_Chintz Welcome to Litsy!! 1y
asiriusreader Welcome to Litsy!! 1y
kellyann28 @asiriusreader Thank you! 💓 1y
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kellyann28
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Time to jump from happy & sweet to dark & deep.

I love changing things up.