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On the Come Up

On the Come Up

Written by Angie Thomas

Narrated by Bahni Turpin


On the Come Up

Written by Angie Thomas

Narrated by Bahni Turpin

ratings:
4.5/5 (668 ratings)
Length:
11 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Feb 5, 2019
ISBN:
9780062840684
Format:
Audiobook

Editor's Note

Shining sophomore story…

Return to Garden Heights from “The Hate U Give” with Angie Thomas’ lauded sophomore story. Bri is working to make it big as a rapper, despite all the setbacks in her path, including racial stereotypes and poverty. The raw power of rap takes center stage in this star of a novel.

Description

This is the highly anticipated second novel by Angie Thomas, the author of the number-one New York Times best-selling, award-winning The Hate U Give.

Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least get some streams on her mixtape.

As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died right before he hit big, Bri's got massive shoes to fill. But when her mom unexpectedly loses her job, food banks and shut-off notices become as much a part of Bri's life as beats and rhymes.

With bills piling up and homelessness staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it — she has to make it.

Publisher:
Released:
Feb 5, 2019
ISBN:
9780062840684
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Angie Thomas is the author of the award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling novels The Hate U Give, On the Come Up, and Concrete Rose, as well as Find Your Voice: A Guided Journal for Writing Your Truth. A former teen rapper who holds a BFA in creative writing, Angie was born, raised, and still resides in Mississippi. You can find her online at www.angiethomas.com.



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  • (5/5)
    Good. Includes actual rap and stuff which the main character says. Balanced and real; not just 'poor kid becomes star and all is well'. A bit about being yourself, a bit about poverty and a lot of fun.
  • (5/5)
    Angie Thomas does it again! I felt this book to my core. I couldn’t put it down. It pulled me in from the very first chapter and I was hooked until the very end. This is one I have to purchase and add to my bookshelf.
  • (5/5)
    Excellent, on every level. This is the best Young Adult novel I have ever read.
  • (4/5)
    Great book! Not as emotional as THUG but both moving and thought-provoking.
  • (5/5)
    very nice. relatable and captivating story. great flow. held me all through to the end.
  • (5/5)
    Angie Thomas does it again. Her voice is distinct, her characters well developed and lovable, and I adore Bahni Turpin’s narration. The evolution of Thomas’s characters is so endearing - this book will have you cheering for Bri and feeling like a proud big sister. Angie Thomas is on the come up!