— by Manal Younus: Jessie Tu’s A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing is a stressful book if, like me, you often find yourself vicariously experiencing the stress and confusion of characters on the page as your own.

Here is the story of Jena, a former child star who gave up on her career at 14 years of age, only to spend her early adult life toying with the idea of performing as a solo violinist once again – or settling for less than what she knows she’s capable of…

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