Grown by Tiffany Jackson

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Mystery/Suspense 371 p. ALA Best Fiction for YA 2021 Diversity: African-American/Own Voices

Wow! What a powerful novel by Tiffany Jackson. I have devoured just about everything she has written, and my students love her books too. This novel could have some very interesting discussions with a book group.

Publisher note: When legendary R&B artist Korey Fields spots Enchanted Jones at an audition, her dreams of being a famous singer take flight. Until Enchanted wakes up with blood on her hands and zero memory of the previous night. Who killed Korey Fields?

There’s a lot in this book to unpack: how women are disrespected, especially black women, how difficult it can be to get away from an abuser, especially a young woman experiencing first love. And, how are boys being raised that their behavior is so often excused?