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
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