Book Reviews

Genre: fiction

Key Stage: 5+

Rating: ★★★★

Grown, Tiffany D. Jackson (2020)

Enchanted Jones is 17 and dreams of being a singer. A chance encounter with Korey Fields, a musical superstar, at an audition changes her life forever. Dazzled by his charm, she falls head over heels and when he reciprocates, she can hardly believe it. Her idol likes her too?

Then starts a relationship which wrenches Enchanted away from her family and friends, that isolates her from the outside world and makes her question her own sanity.

One night, Enchanted wakes to find herself covered in blood and Korey Fields dead. Is she the killer?

Based on the allegations against real-life R’n’B singer R Kelly, Grown is a book about power, manipulation and the world’s reaction to women who accuse famous and powerful men of sinister things.

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Reviewer: Ms Carter-Dunn

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