A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing by Jessie Tu – Our Review


Longlisted for the Stella Prize 2021
ABIA Longlist 2021 – Literary Fiction Book of the Year
Shortlisted for the Indie Book Awards 2021

Our review:

A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing by Jessie Tu is a remarkable debut fiction from a dazzling young writer. 

Jena Tu, is a violin genius. A child prodigy, who’s life consisted of relentless obsessive musical practice. Rehearsals, auditions and sold out solo shows worldwide. It seemed to be everything.

Now Jena, is a young adult. Still incredibly talented with her violin but with an addiction to sex. Jena is finding her way in the wild world, and it’s a struggle.

Navigating hopes and dreams, friendships, stifled parental relationships and her sexual identity is a lot. It’s messy, awkward and fascinating. A brass coming of age story without the filters, real and raw.

Review by Lydia @ Great Escape Books

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