June 9 2021

Grown, by Tiffany D Jackson


Grown, by Tiffany D Jackson

Title: Grown
Author: Tiffany D Jackson
Genre/ issues: YA. #MeToo. Content warnings: mentions of sexual abuse, rape, assault, child abuse, kidnapping, opiod abuse.

Shop local where you can: For Australian readers, you can find this book on Booktopia, or support your local independent bookstore. US readers, check out Bookshop.org.

Grown, by Tiffany D Jackson is a book I really wanted to read, but sadly this is my first DNF for the year. I read the trigger warnings and should have listened – halfway through, I hit a point that was just too triggering for me. Rather than pushing through, I’m done, and will be passing this one onto another reader.
I will say – it’s very well written. Compelling narrative, interesting characters, and so good that I got to page 154 before my mental health self preservation kicked in. I don’t know what the second half is like, and I’m sure you can Google for feedback if you’re concerned. I am definitely adding this author to my list so I can check out her other work, and people I know who have read this have found it powerful and important, with a lot to say about the MeToo movement and the treatment of black girls by people in positions of power, particularly in the entertainment industry. If the trigger warnings are not concerning for you, then I’d highly recommend this book.

#TamaraReads #2021readingchallenge DNF

Happy reading,




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Posted June 9, 2021 by Tamara Reads in category Book chat, YA Books

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NSWPRC Officer, Teacher Librarian, English teacher and social media advocate. I've been teaching in Western Sydney for my entire teaching career, and love my job more than I love Neil Gaiman. (That's a lot, in case you're wondering!) I stalk authors (but always politely), fangirl over books, and drink coffee. And one of my guilty prides about my children is that they all have favourite authors. All opinions are my own.

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