The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed

The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed

Los Angeles, 1992

Ashley Bennett and her friends are living the charmed life. It’s the end of senior year and they’re spending more time at the beach than in the classroom. They can already feel the sunny days and endless possibilities of summer.

Everything changes one afternoon in April, when four LAPD officers are acquitted after beating a black man named Rodney King half to death. Suddenly, Ashley’s not just one of the girls. She’s one of the black kids… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Fatmisia & body shaming
  • Lesbomisia
  • Homomisia
  • Racism & racist slurs
  • Colourism
  • Parental abse
  • Domestic abuse
  • Cheating
  • Sexual harassment
  • Attempted suicide mentioned
  • Alcohol consumption & abuse
  • Recreational drug use & abuse
  • Blood depiction & physical injuries
  • AIDS mentioned
  • Riots
  • Police brutality & racial profiling
  • Gun violence
  • Lynching
  • Physical assault
  • Wildfires

Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra

Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra

In 2003, sixteen-year-old Rebecca Winter disappeared. She’d been enjoying her teenage summer break but mysteriously ominous things began to happen—blood in the bed, periods of blackouts, a feeling of being watched—though Bec remained oblivious of what was to come.

Eleven years later she is replaced. A young woman, desperate after being arrested, claims to be the decade-missing Bec. But Bec’s welcoming family friends are not quite as they seem. As the imposter dodges the detective investigating her case, she begins to delve into the life of the real Bec Winter—and soon realizes that whoever took Bec is still at large, and that she is in imminent danger.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Self harm
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Blood depiction
  • Fire & bushfire
  • Disappearance of a loved one
  • Animal death
  • Animal cruelty
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