Sidetracked by S.K. Kelley

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This article is about the book. For the series, see Sidetracked by S.K. Kelley (series).

Sidetracked: Part 1
Cover of Sidetracked by S.K. Kelley
Author(s) S.K. Kelley
Published July 15, 2021
Publisher Bleeding Heart Books
Genre(s) Fantasy
Age group New Adult

Sidetracked: Part 1 by S.K. Kelley is a new adult contemporary fantasy drama / slice of life novel, originally published July 15, 2021.

Trigger Warnings

Author-Provided Warnings

The following content warning is found on page 455 of the paperback/hardcover editions of the book and on the author’s website:

This list includes potentially sensitive or upsetting topics and themes present, mentioned, or otherwise alluded to in Sidetracked (covering all four parts), so readers can make an informed decision prior to reading. Specific context is not included here, but be aware that this information may still be considered spoilers.

  • Mental illness (including anxiety, depression, and PTSD)
  • Suicidal ideation and references to suicide and self-harm
  • Trauma and abuse (mental, physical, and emotional)
  • Toxic relationships and toxic behaviors
  • Injury, blood, and physical violence
  • Guns and knives (including their use as weapons)
  • Hospitalization (including references to major surgery)
  • Prescription drug use (as directed by a physician)
  • Alcohol use and references to alcoholism
  • Sexually suggestive content (nothing too spicy)
  • Swearing and offensive language
  • Nausea and vomiting

Sidetracked contains NO sexual violence

As the author, I acknowledge that characters in Sidetracked display harmful and problematic behaviors. However, Sidetracked is a work of fiction, and is in no way meant to condone, promote, or glorify such problematic and toxic behaviors. These characters are heavily flawed and were not written to be viewed as role models.

Additional Trigger Warnings

  • Kidnapping
  • Smoking
  • Stalking


An asterisk (*) indicates that the author openly identifies with that identity.

  • Mental illness (including anxiety, depression, paranoia, intrusive thoughts, and PTSD)*
  • ADHD (side character)*
  • Asian-American side characters
  • Bisexual side characters
  • Gay trans-masculine side character