In Darcy’s town, dark secrets threaten to be unearthed as she struggles to find herself amidst complex conflicts and small-town scrutiny. She explores her identity, questioning who she is becoming and why she acts the way she does, as she protects secrets about the mysterious disappearance of her best friend and the one that she shares with her cousin, Nell. Appropriate for a senior secondary audience, “Grit” is a coming-of-age story that explores the themes of love and responsibility. It is suitable for independent reading and may encourage readers to think critically about the various social issues raised, deepening their understanding of identity.
coming of age
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