Bound To Stay Bound

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 Author: Jackson, Tiffany D.

 Publisher:  HarperCollins (2020)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 371 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 482764 ISBN: 9780062840356
 Ages: 14-18 Grades: 9-12

 African American women singers -- Fiction
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 African American singers -- Fiction
 Homicide -- Fiction
 Abused women -- Fiction
 Sexual abuse -- Fiction

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When Enchanted Jones wakes with blood on her hands and zero memory of the previous night, no one-the police and Korey's fans included-has more questions than she does. All she really knows is that this isn't how things are supposed to be. Korey was Enchanted's ticket to stardom.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: UG
   Reading Level: 3.90
   Points: 9.0   Quiz: 509946

   Kirkus Reviews (07/15/20)
   School Library Journal (00/08/20)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/09/20)
 The Hornbook (00/09/20)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 08/01/2020 Gr 9 Up—Seventeen-year-old Enchanted Jones occupies many roles. She's the responsible older sister who helps out her overworked parents, but she's still the little girl who loves Disney movies. She's quiet and uncertain, but longs to step into the spotlight—and at an open call for aspiring singers, she gets her chance when pop star Korey Fields convinces her parents to let her tour with him. Enchanted becomes the victim of the manipulative Korey, who keeps her a prisoner and preys on her sexually. When Korey winds up dead, Enchanted becomes a prime suspect. While Jackson keeps readers in her thrall as she weaves back and forth in time, some of her plot twists feel implausible. Still, her arresting use of figurative language evokes an authentic portrait of a vulnerable teenager torn between infatuation and terror, convinced that there's no way out. Borrowing heavily from the case of singer R. Kelly, who has long faced accusations of rape and abuse, Jackson urges readers to question why our culture is so quick to excuse powerful men and so eager to depict Black women and girls as complicit in their own abuse. VERDICT A thought-provoking, immersive thriller that will spark discussion.—Mahnaz Dar, School Library Journal - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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