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    Review: Furious Thing by Jenny Downham

    44575074Furious Thing by Jenny Downham
    Genre: Contemporary
    Published by: David Fickling Books
    Pages: 378
    Format: Hardback
    Release date: 03/10/19
    Rating: ★★★★☆
    Summary: Bad things happen when you’re around, Lex…

    That’s what her stepfather tells her. That’s what she believes about herself.

    But how can she convince herself and everyone around her that her anger doesn’t make her a monster? If only she could stop losing her temper and behave herself, her stepfather would accept her, her mom would love her like she used to, and her stepbrother would declare his crushing desire to spend the rest of his life with her. She wants these things so badly, she’s determined to swallow her anger and make her family proud.

    But pushing fury down doesn’t make it disappear. Instead, it simmers below the surface, waiting to erupt. There’ll be fireworks when it does…

    An intensely real story of manipulation and identity, Furious Thing is about the slippery slope of manipulation and how one girl can fight to claim back the spaces that belong to her.