On The Come Up: Book summary and reviews of On The Come Up by Angie Thomas

On The Come Up

by Angie Thomas

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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.

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"Starred Review. This honest and unflinching story of toil, tears, and triumph is a musical love letter that proves literary lightning does indeed strike twice....A joyous experience awaits. Read it. Learn it. Love it." - Kirkus

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AG

On the come up
This book is very revant when it comes to certain parts of this book. I would recommend this book to my classmates because its like so catchy and its a great book.

ethan

amazing book
I did not stop reading till I was done! #tierd

Charlie

Solid Book
Overall, a great book. I would recommend it to everyone.

5hadowK1ller15

"Run me up get done up"
Okay guys, so for y'all who are debating wheather y'all should read this or nah, this book is definitally no-brainer. This book not only illustrates the life of a typical dark-skinned teenaged girl but, it also includes the 'bars' she spit while chasing her dreams. Really realistic. Once you get the hang of it, you'll want to know what happens next after every chapter, if not, finish it in that moment. GO FOR IT!

David Asbery

OMG
This book was so good I read it in one day and did not go to sleep until I finished it. T.I.R.E.D :)

alejandro

A drag
I had to read this book for a school project. I had to force my self to read this every day. Since it was not that good it was really boring and disconnecting. There are much better books out there. Don't bother wasting time with this one

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Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas made her debut with the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning novel The Hate U Give. A former teen rapper who holds a BFA in creative writing, Angie was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi. You can find her at www.angiethomas.com.

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