Furious Thing

Furious Thing

From the critically acclaimed author of Before I Die comes a remarkably affecting story of a girl who burns with anger for reasons she can't understand, and the power and risk that comes with making noise. Fans of E. Lockhart, Jennifer Niven, and Gayle Foreman will find their own fury in this exceptional novel for our times.

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.

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    Furious Thing Reviews

  • Emily May

    ‘I’ll change,’ the girl said. ‘I’ll be good from now on, I promise.’ She wanted it to be true. She wanted her family to love her. But fury sat in her belly like a vicious snake. And some ...

  • Nenia ? Aspiring Evil Overlord ? Campbell

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestLex used to have a fairytale life with her mother, and the two of them shared the close bond of people trying to hunker down against the rest of...

  • Tatiana

    I am going to sit here and wait for the reviews of Furious Thing to come out in a few months, in which people will be complaining about this novel's "unlikable" main character. Is Lexi unlikable? Does...

  • Mena

    Furious Thing is incredibly fucked up, and one of the most compelling stories of gaslighting I've come across in recent times."Did he hit you?" "Did she touch you in places she's not supposed to?" It'...

  • Jerrie (redwritinghood)

    I really enjoyed this book despite the unhappy story it told. Lex is angry about many things in her life and doesn’t seem to want or be able to conform to the behavior expected of a young girl - alw...

  • Annabelle Heath

    Jenny Downham is up there in my top authors list. Every book she writes has the power to break your heart into tiny pieces and put it back together again, a bit battered, but altogether better for hav...

  • Jordan

    A copy of this book was given by in exchange for review. All opinions stated are my own. "I Don't Want to be a monster" Alexandra, or Lexi for short, is angry. She isn't sure why, but she just cannot ...

  • Caiti

    Furious Thing centers around fifteen-year-old Lexi and her daily life with her mother, younger half sister, and soon-to-be stepfather, John. Her biological father is a no-show, and John is the "father...

  • Tilly

    4 stars Trigger warnings: child abuse, bullying, gaslighting and domestic abuse.This book took me massively by surprise. I did not expect to be so gripped or emotionally invested but that goes to show...

  • Mari Johnston

    This review and many others can also be found at Musings of a (Book) Girl.Content Warnings: gaslighting, abuse, bullying, underage drinking, drug use, hospitalsFurious Thing packs an emotional punch t...