On the Come Up (Paperback)
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On the Come Up (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages
Published: 07/02/2019
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Waterstones Says

The voice of a generation, Angie Thomas claimed 2018’s Waterstones Children’s Book Prize with her internationally acclaimed debut thriller, inspire by the Black Lives Matter movement, The Hate U Give. Her second novel is equally unmissable: delivering a fierce story of hip hop ambition, inequality, and the fight to have your voice heard.

 

Waterstones Children's Book Prize-winning author of The Hate U Give returns with a powerful story about hip hop, freedom of speech - and fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you.

Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri's got massive shoes to fill.

But when her first song goes viral for all the wrong reasons, Bri finds herself at the centre of controversy and portrayed by the media as more menace than MC. And with an eviction notice staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it - she has to. Even if it means becoming the very thing the public has made her out to be.

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406372168
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

“Thomas, a former rapper herself, packs so much into these 448 pages, but they fly along with the agility of one of Bri’s freestyles.” - The Times, Children’s Book of the Week

“There is no second-book syndrome here. Unflinching, honest and brimming with humanity, Thomas writes with confidence and conviction about kids seldom seen in literature… Bri’s frustrated, angry lyrics are pure magic.” - The Observer

“The phrase “voice of a generation” is surely one of the most overused in popular culture. Angie Thomas, however, is one of the rare authors for whom it rings true… Her second, On the Come Up, proves that success was no fluke.” - i newspaper

“Best for: Making you laugh, cry and cheer out loud. . . an acute dissection of the way black girls are objectified and stereotyped by today’s society.” - i newspaper

“When THUG came out, Thomas was branded “the voice of a generation”; On the Come Up proves that those accolades were not premature. Clever, thoughtful and thoroughly addictive, it deserves to be one of the biggest hits of the year.” - i newspaper

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“A book not to be missed in 2019”

As soon as I heard that Angie Thomas was to publish a second book I just knew I had to read it, her first novel 'The Hate U Give' is one of my favourite books ever and this one certainly does not... More

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1 similar book recommended
Helpful? Upvote 69

“Friendship, belief, hip hop and hope!”

The Hate U Give was one of my favourite books of last year - powerful, hard-hitting and brutally honest, it was truly something else.

On The Come Up returns to 'The Garden' (Garden Heights) where THUG was... More

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2 similar books recommended
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Kristina at Manchester Deansgate

“Superb - Angie Thomas did it again”

I was over the moon, when I was sent an advance review copy of this, after having enjoyed 'The Hate You Give' so much, and went straight to reading. And luckily, this book lived up to my high expectations!... More

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