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Publisher Description

This is the highly anticipated second novel by Angie Thomas, the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning The Hate U Give.

Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least win her first battle. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri’s got massive shoes to fill.

But it’s hard to get your come up when you’re labeled a hoodlum at school, and your fridge at home is empty after your mom loses her job. So Bri pours her anger and frustration into her first song, which goes viral…for all the wrong reasons.

Bri soon finds herself at the center of a controversy, portrayed by the media as more menace than MC. But with an eviction notice staring her family down, Bri doesn’t just want to make it—she has to. Even if it means becoming the very thing the public has made her out to be.  

Insightful, unflinching, and full of heart, On the Come Up is an ode to hip hop from one of the most influential literary voices of a generation. It is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; and about how, especially for young black people, freedom of speech isn’t always free.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2019
February 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
464
Pages
PUBLISHER
Balzer + Bray
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
2
MB
AUDIENCE
Ninth Grade

Customer Reviews

Poopduty ,

Amazing

The whole book truly never failed to keep me entertained.

Humminggbird143 ,

Uplifting & englightening!

Angie Thomas does it again! Peeling back the layers and carefully examining each other with patience, empathy, & sincere understanding of each level' importance! This is a powerful narrative about finding, loving, and owning oneself! Bri is a beautiful & complex heroine and the people she surrounds herself with are equally beautiful, complex, and HILARIOUS! Thank you, Ms. Thomas, for creating stories centered around African American communities and characters! They mean the world to us! SO READY FOR THE NEXT BOOK!!!

FlyersNfillies ,

Angie Thomas does it again!

Another excellent book from Angie Thomas the follow up to T.H.U.G. doesn’t dissapoint and if you are able to listen to the audio book version Bahni Turpin is amazing once again!

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