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Grown

Narrated by: Joniece Abbott-Pratt
Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
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An instant New York Times best seller!

"Grown exposes the underbelly of a tough conversation, providing a searing examination of misogynoir, rape culture, and the vulnerability of young black girls. Groundbreaking, heart-wrenching, and essential reading for all in the #MeToo era." (Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times best-selling author of The Belles)

Award-winning author Tiffany D. Jackson delivers another riveting, ripped-from-the-headlines mystery that exposes horrific secrets hiding behind the limelight and embraces the power of a young woman’s voice.

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?

Before there was a dead body, Enchanted’s dreams had turned into a nightmare. Because behind Korey’s charm and star power was a controlling dark side. Now he’s dead, the police are at the door, and all signs point to Enchanted.

"Never have I read a story that so flawlessly hits the highest high and lowest low notes of Black girlhood in pursuit of the American Dream." (Nic Stone, New York Times best-selling author of Dear Martin and Jackpot)

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©2020 Tiffany D. Jackson (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • KW
  • 20-10-20

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She consistently says this is not about R. Kelly, which feels like an insult to the reader’s intelligence. This smells exploity. Those poor girls went through so much and now, after having to endure the fallout from the documentary, an almost identical version of that horror is being sold for “awareness”. The narrator seemed like she was trying really hard to sound young. Wished there were male voices included to provide some variation of tone.

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  • LATOYA LEWIS
  • 16-10-20

or so she thought

Grown or better yet thinking she was grown. This book made me think of the R. Kelly situation. This Grown ass man, a celebrity Corey Fields(28 year old) started preying in this 17 year old aspiring singer, Enchanted. I mean the welfare checks, heavily videoed, and locked up houses. This pedophile snuck to hang out with her, showed her parents that he was interested in her music career. I mean the whole grooming thang. But he was like jekyll and Hyde. He raped her, made her stay in a heated room, pee in a bucket, took her phone so she couldn't contact her family or friends. Moved her to Atlanta away from Philadelphia where the age of consent was 17, avoiding her parents phone calls. He treated her like a possession and dared her to do anything without his permission, I mean eat, sleep, drink, pee, and talk. These young girls think they're grown or that things are so bad but have no idea what or who's out there. He made her think her parents didn't want her and just wanted his money. He ended up having a house full of girls. Telling them they're a big family, they're sisters. And that God would allow him to have multiple wives. Sick bastard. When caught he releases a gospel album as though it would erase all the bad things. All kinds of girls come out the woods, payoffs, suicide, and much more. This book is crazy. The details made me think it was about R.Kelly especially him not being able to read, and how everyone around him aided in his foolishness, him being married, to the older woman taking his virginity. The media blaming the girls, and his bad childhood, whew. The only thing is that one of the girls didn't kill him, instead he's in jail. #Book38of2020 #bookworm #whatsnext

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  • donielle
  • 22-09-20

Great storytelling

This was a very well told story! I'm gobbling up all her books! Need More!

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  • N. Hogan
  • 21-09-20

Loved it!

I’ve read all of Tiffany D. Jackson’s books and Grown did not disappoint. This novel was emotional and authentic. It captured my attention from start to finish. I loved everything about it. Grown is a timely read and I can’t wait to recommend it to others.

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  • Jessica
  • 16-09-20

Another knock out

Tiffany D Jackson is such a talented, honest , and heartbreaking author. All of her books bring light of important issues especially how it effects young black women. Everyone should read her books and learn from the messages they bring. I finished this books in two days- and I’m looking forward to her other works

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  • S. Haddix
  • 30-10-20

Enjoyed this fully!

Amazing performance by the narrator! The auther take you on gripping fictional ride that highlights current harsh realities that so often get miss handled. Great story. Fantastically narrated, great pace, inflection, great handle characters and transitions. I would to anything else she is narrating.

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  • Shay
  • 26-10-20

Overall okay

I'm not a fan of flashbacks but I understand what the author was trying to accomplish. And I'm assuming her mentioning it wasn't based on Rkelly for legal purposes because the storyline is parallel to his case and the accusations against him.

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  • Author Takara James
  • 23-10-20

Amazing Book

I enjoyed this book from start to finish. The message is extremely important and had an amazing approach on how to deliver it. Aside from that, the narrators voice was phenomenal

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  • Sarah Elizabeth
  • 22-10-20

Download Now!

Great read! So authentic. I enjoyed every moment, very realistic and relatable. Yes, yes. yes, #Grown

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  • Sugerwaterdrop
  • 20-10-20

Awesome Read

This book left me wanting to read more and more. Great topic for teens and parents. Loved how the author shared her own personal experience.