Hold Me Down by Jacqueline Woodson

Hold Me Down by Jacqueline Woodson

Talia Benson has always been independent, unafraid to go after what she wants, regardless of setback, injury, or failure. But between her father’s conditional tuition payments and her mother’s nagging concern over her emotional state, Talia’s suffocating.

So when Talia meets doctoral student Sean Poole, she can’t figure out why she wants him to control her. Why she wants him to boss her around. Why she wants him to hurt her. Talia learns the hard way that not all control is created equal, and sometimes submitting is the most empowering thing in the world.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism mentioned
  • Antisemitism mentioned
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
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