Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson
Available At: Electronic, Liberty, Pine Creek, Rampart
Categories: Anti-Police, Cursing, Drug Abuse, Racism, Sexual, Violence
Description: 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.
YA Label?: Yes
Notes: This book contains sexual activities including sexual assault; sexual nudity; profanity and derogatory terms; violence; alcohol and drug use and abuse; references to racism.
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Page 150: “‘Then I need you to make me feel good,’ he says, pushing my hand toward his crotch again. ‘Don’t you want me to be happy? After the way you hurt me last night?’…’Shhhh…relax,’ he whispers. Then, I give in, and let him lead my hand down his pants, into his boxers. Something slimy flops in my palm.”
Page 155: “‘Well, we won’t have to worry about buying her some new tits,’”‘ he says. ‘She go them D’s, but we gotta work on that ass.’”
Page 203: “‘Korey!’ I scream, diving toward his pillows, and turn on the light. ‘What the fuck?’ Korey roars…as Amber’s head pops up from under the covers. …I back away, noticing a used condom on the floor by the bed.”
Page 229: “Just dehydration and an addiction to codeine.”
Page 349: “Like all the other girls, I was scared. And it’s not like you instantly believe us. When we say, ‘Hey, I was raped,’ you say, ‘Are you sure?’ Way to make us feel safe, Mr. Officer.”
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