Updated: Feb 13, 2022
In honor of Black History Month, I decided to read a book written by a African American author. When I tell you I was not disappointed in this read, believe me lol. It took a whole day to finish all 371 pages. I just couldn't put it down!
Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson has a very strong message of the lack of seriousness the justice system has when a black girl speaks up against her abusers. How the media looks to them to be liars, and imply that black girls are "fast" or "asking for it." This book displays those struggles perfectly.
With the book still being considered fiction, the plot twist had me in shambles. The way Tiffany Jackson held onto the most important piece of information until the end had me just stunned.
The story takes place in New York with a seventeen year old girl,Enchanted, aspiring to be a singer. During one of her auditions she had the oppurtiny to meet Korey Fields, a R&B superstar. While being promised an album, Enchanted finds herself as a survivor of sexual assualt, addiction, domestic violence, and even kidnapping. This book has major twigger warnings and is graphic so please take that into account when reading this book. All in all I would rate this book a solid 5/5!
Tiffany Jackson also has multiple other books like White Smoke, Allegedly, Monday's Not Coming, and Let Me Hear a Ryhme.
You can purchase Grown at Barnes and Noble as well as Amazon!