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By Barbara Saunders, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Cautionary tale of teen under sway of predatory pop star.

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This is a cautionary tale for mature readers, with not much in the way of a positive vision or message. Grown is a thinly vieled ripped-from-the-headlines story about a male pop star who preys on young women and minor girls who want to get into the music business. It's part mystery, part psychological thriller, part loss-of-innocence story. Readers will keep turning the pages; the escalating violence is suspenseful. Some of the descriptions of abusive behavior are especially disturbing because they are unusual, memorable, and captured in sharp, original detail. This is a well-written but bleak book that depicts a social problem without giving any advice or answers.

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