Concrete Rose (Paperback)
  • Concrete Rose (Paperback)
zoom

Concrete Rose (Paperback)

(author)
£7.99
Paperback 336 Pages
Published: 12/01/2021
  • In stock

Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket
Waterstones Says

Set seventeen years before the events of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize-winning The Hate U Give, Concrete Rose focuses on Starr’s father and his attempts to do the right thing as a young dad.

From international phenomenon Angie Thomas comes a hard-hitting return to Garden Heights with the story of Maverick Carter, Starr's father, set seventeen years before the events of the award-winning The Hate U Give.

With his King Lord dad in prison and his mom working two jobs, seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter helps the only way he knows how: slinging drugs. Life's not perfect, but he's got everything under control. Until he finds out he's a father...

Suddenly it's not so easy to deal drugs and finish school with a baby dependent on him for everything. So when he's offered the chance to go straight, he takes it. But when King Lord blood runs through your veins, you don't get to just walk away.

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406384444
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 234 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Angie Thomas returns to the world of her award-winning debut The Hate U Give in one of the most awaited books of 2021. […] Thomas smashes stereotypes at every turn in the lives of her raw, complex and unforgettable characters, her writing underpinned by immense humanity. A powerful and important novel. - The Observer

This is searing, moving, but never sentimental. - The Irish Examiner

A blistering, unputdownable look at black boyhood in the US, and what it means to be a man. It can be read as a standalone, but knowledge of The Hate U Give will make for a richer reading experience. - The Bookseller

Thomas’s prequel to the award-winning The Hate U Give investigates the pride and pain of being a black boy on the brink of man hood with humour, clarity and pathos. - The Guardian

Like Thomas’s other work, this is a book that will stay with you. - Claire Hennessy, The Irish Times

You may also be interested in...

If He Had Been with Me
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Powerless
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Lightlark
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
If Only I Had Told Her
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Powerful
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Better Than the Movies
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Throne of Glass
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Hunger Games
Added to basket
The Only Light Left Burning
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Five Survive
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Girl in Pieces
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Inheritance Games
Added to basket
One Of Us Is Lying
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Reappearance of Rachel Price
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Hardback
Good Girl, Bad Blood
Added to basket
As Good As Dead
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Whispering Stories

“This is a book that you must read if you read and loved the first”

Concrete Rose is the prequel to the amazing YA novel ‘The Hate You Give‘ which was released in 2017. The book is predominantly about Maverick Carter who is the father of the protagonist Starr from the first book. If... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 37

“Heartwarming tale”

Could not put this down, Angie Thomas is really good at creating believable worlds, she creates the world of garden heights which was explored in the book and film The Hate You Give (THUG). Concrete Rose is the... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 32

“Not Your Average Morality Tale”

Like a lot of people I read and loved The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas and so was intrigued by this prequel focusing on the father featured in The Hate You Give.
This sampler of 100 pages was, in my opinion, perhaps... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 30

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: