Book Review: Allegedly

Book Review: AllegedlyAllegedly
by Tiffany D. Jackson
on January 24, 2017
Pages: 400
Published by Katherine Tegen Books
Genres: Diverse Spines, Young Adult
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Mary B. Addison killed a baby.

Allegedly. She didn’t say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: A white baby had died while under the care of a churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But did she do it? She wouldn’t say.

Mary survived six years in baby jail before being dumped in a group home. The house isn’t really “home”—no place where you fear for your life can be considered a home. Home is Ted, who she meets on assignment at a nursing home.

There wasn’t a point to setting the record straight before, but now she’s got Ted—and their unborn child—to think about. When the state threatens to take her baby, Mary must find the voice to fight her past. And her fate lies in the hands of the one person she distrusts the most: her Momma. No one knows the real Momma. But who really knows the real Mary?

My Takeaway
“Hard to celebrate the day you were born when everybody seems to wish you were never born at all.” Tiffany D. Jackson, Allegedly

I read Monday’s Not Coming also by Jackson and enjoyed it so much; I had to read Allegedly sooner rather than later. Guys, it did not disappoint!! I could not put the book down! Jackson is a BEAST and knows how to tackle heavy subjects exceptionally well. Mary B. Addison killed a baby. Allegedly. But did she really do it? I wish books such as Allegedly were around when I was a teen, but I am sooo thankful my 15-year-old gets to read and enjoy them now. If you have not read this book and can handle tough topics, I highly recommend you put this on your reading list. You know I already pre-ordered her new novel, Let Me Hear a Rhyme (5/21/19).

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